Sand Rally

Some citizens opposed to the mining of silica sand in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin plan a rally in Minneapolis Tuesday.

Spokesman Joe Kruse, who organized the rally, said a frac sand industry conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Radisson Plaza hotel.

Representatives of several operators of silica sand mines in Western Wisconsin, including Superior Silica Sands, Preferred Sands, and Hi-Crush Partners, are expected to be on hand for the conference.

Kruse said the citizens remain concerned about many negative consequences of frac sand mining, processing, and transport.

Kruse said they hope to create an atmosphere of non-violence at the 5:00 p.m rally.......

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