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Rock From The Road: Blog & Travelogue

Sept. 15, 2016 – Rock Products is proud of the legal experts from Husch Blackwell that contribute our Law column each month. Those same experts will conduct a series of...
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Prime-Time Products

Here are some of the key exhibitors you will find waiting for you at MINExpo 2016, Sept. 26-28, in Las Vegas.
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Manufacturers in Focus

To support the drive for growth and efficiency, Metso is consolidating its Minerals Capital (MCA) and Minerals Services (MSE) business activities in Pennsylvania to its current York office location and...
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People on the Move

Curry Supply hired Heather Wilt as director of marketing. She will be responsible for the corporate marketing strategy, advertising, management of the website and digital marketing, public relations, event management...
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Rock Stars

Neal S. Berke, Ph.D., vice president of research at Tourney Consulting Group LLC in Kalamazoo, Mich., has received the Frank E. Richart Award from ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete...
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Distributor News

Terex Trucks appointed Winnipeg-based Hitrac (1974) Inc. as its official Terex Trucks dealer for the Manitoba, Canada, market. Hitrac will supply and support Terex Trucks’ full range of articulated dump trucks (ADT) throughout the territory.
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Resource Center

Review Process for Frac Sand Plants Being Discussed


The Buffalo County Land Resources Department is drafting guidelines to help towns review proposed frac sand mining projects, according to the Winona Daily News. The guidelines are the next step toward allowing towns to have direct input on proposals in their jurisdiction, a plan the county included in its updated frac sand regulations earlier this year.

Towns now have advisory say in approving or denying applications. While town boards are in charge of running their own meetings and review processes, a guide created by land resources is intended to help address common issues and questions that arise, particularly because the land resources staff has limited resources.

Staff participation at town board meetings would be limited to the first review of an application, mostly to answer questions and provide general information.

Zoning technician Peter Stoltman said land resources should play a limited role in mining permit reviews at the town level.