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Land Annexation Leads to Recall Effort

According to Wisconsin Public Radio, a citizens’ group in Glenwood City, Wis., has filed petitions to recall the mayor and two city council members. They are upset over how the city council has handled the possible annexation of a 400-acre sand mine. This would allow Texas-based Vista Sand to negotiate regulations with the city instead of the county.

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Minnesota Model Zoning Standards Under Fire

Model zoning standards for Minnesota’s frac-sand mining industry got their first public hearing at a meeting of the state Environmental Quality Board and quickly came under fire by mining opponents, according to the StarTribune.

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