Nisbit Mine

Winona County's first and only approved frac sand mine appears to be up for sale.

The owners of the Nisbit sand mine in Saratoga Township, I-T Sands LLC, have placed a notice on the networking website "Linked-In" that says "looking for buyers-investors for a St. Peter sand mine in southeastern Minnesota."

The notice also says the owners are looking to start mining by the end of July.

The Winona County Board of Commissioners issued the conditional use permit for the approximately 20-acre Nisbit mine on June 4th.

Meanwhile, a group of 12 local citizens opposed to the mine are waiting for the results of two appeals filed with the state court of appeals.

One challenges the lack of a full environmental impact review of the Nisbit mine, and the other appeals the issuing of the permit for the mine by Winona County.

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