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Published: Thursday, 07 May 2015 13:07
- According to the LaCrosse Tribune, the Minnesota appeals court panel heard arguments from a sand mine owner protesting a Department of Natural Resources ruling that the mine cannot operate without a special permit because of its proximity to a trout stream. Asking that the state’s ruling be reversed, an attorney for mine owners Tracie and Michelle Erickson of Rushford, Minn., argued that the mine, in existence since 1992, should be exempt from the trout stream setback law passed by the Legislature two years ago. A lawyer for the state countered that the mine’s permit lapsed in early 2013, triggering the requirement that it meet new setback standards. The appeals court has 90 days to issue a ruling.
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