Contact Us

Houston County Weighs Permanent Ban On Sand Mining

Minnesota Issues
iStockPhotos

CALEDONIA, (AP) – A southeastern Minnesota county is exploring a permanent ban on new frack sand mining.

Houston County commissioners have voted to extend a moratorium on new sand mining through March 2015. County commissioners are also asking state officials for guidance on how to implement a permanent prohibition.

Commissioner Justin Zmyewski says his constituents are concern about heavy truck traffic from sand mining, as well as any environmental impact on trout streams and other natural resources.

Zmyewski says he’s not sure the county, with its small tax base, will be able to raise the money needed for road repairs if truck traffic causes damage.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!