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Bremer Quarry Receives Approval

The Bremer Quarry, Lake City, Minn., received a conditional-use permit to continue operating for decades; however the Wabasha County, Minn., Board, which approved the permit in a 14-0 vote, might face a lawsuit as a result. The permit, according to a report in the Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn. – which sets out details such as times to blast or crush rock and how to reclaim the land – became entangled in legal issues when it was learned that a joint county-city planning group might actually have the final say in the permit.

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The Franklin-Simpson, Ky., Zoning Boa

The Franklin-Simpson, Ky., Zoning Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 to issue a conditional-use permit allowing the construction of a quarry to be operated by a division of Charles Deweese Construction of Franklin, Ky. According to a report in The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky., the board added conditions requiring traffic from the quarry to only exit toward Ky. 1008, the construction of earthen berms at least 15-ft. tall and restricted operating hours.

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Citizens Trying to Block Minnesota Quarry

A citizens group is trying to block a proposed quarry on the western edge of Minnesota, saying it will spoil a scenic landscape of rock outcroppings and prairie. Strata Corp., Grand Forks, N.D., wants to develop a 104-acre quarry adjacent to the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge between Ortonville and Odessa.

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Montana Rock Quarry Wants to Expand

A Libby, Mont., company applied with state regulators to significantly expand a rock quarry in Lincoln County, Mont. Noble Excavating Inc. is seeking state approval to operate a 150-acre granite and gravel mine northeast of Libby, according to local media.

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Liberty Quarry Suffers Another Setback

Granite Construction’s Liberty Quarry project in Temecula, Calif., suffered another setback. According to news reports, Riverside County, Calif., supervisors voted 3-2 against the proposed 414-acre quarry to be located between Temecula’s southern border and the San Diego County line.

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