A documentary film about the impact of frac-sand mining on rural communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin will be shown at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Winona State University.
It's called "The Price of Sand" and was directed by Jim Tittle, who became interested in the subject when an oil company bought land for a sand mine near his mother's house in rural Goodhue County. Tittle interviewed people who live near frac-sand mines and processing plants. He also filmed meetings of local governmental units where citizens debated the impacts of the industry on the communities where they live.
There will be no admission charge, but suggested donations of $5 will be gratefully accepted. The film will be shown in Room 120 of the Winona State University Science Laboratory Center.