Tags: DNR

What should be done with this big pile of sand?

Sep 16, 2014

What should be done with this big pile of sand?

  That's exactly what it looks like: a huge pile of sand. Currently it resides in the Belle Plaine boat landing on the north side of the Minnesota River, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is trying to decide what ...

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Sand mine shut down by DNR

Aug 15, 2014

Sand mine shut down by DNR

Erickson Mine in Houston County, Minnesota, has been shut down until it obtains the proper permit to operate near a trout stream. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hand-delivered a letter to the operators informing them of the shut down order. “It’s not ...

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Spring Mill Mine to become grassland habitat

Aug 14, 2014

Spring Mill Mine to become grassland habitat

The state of Michigan is planning to turn a large portion of Spring Mill Mine into a grasslands habitat that would become home to endangered birds and mammals. The state Department of Natural Resources plans to seek bids reshape and recontour the 550-acre long-dormant ...

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McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

Mar 15, 2014

McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

McCook Quarry is reportedly set to resume blasting on Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Lehigh Hanson-owned quarry suspended blasting after a 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Illinois and Wisconsin in November following a routine blast. Within two weeks of the ...

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Indiana DNR takes comments from Tippecanoe, Carroll residents on proposed quarry

Jul 26, 2013

Indiana DNR takes comments from Tippecanoe, Carroll residents on proposed quarry

Residents in Tippecanoe and Carroll counties in Indiana on Tuesday packed out a public meeting regarding a proposed stone quarry near the town of Americus, according to a report from WLFI. Nearly 400 residents had petitioned for the meeting, and about ...

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