Tags: Minnesota

Don’t drink and drive…that includes your wheel loader!

Nov 21, 2014

Don’t drink and drive…that includes your wheel loader!

  I’m not sure what’s more disconcerting about this story, that this guy has access to a wheel loader in the first place or that he’s likely operated it more than a few times while intoxicated. According to a report from CBS ...

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Minnesota suffering from cement shortage

Nov 03, 2014

Minnesota suffering from cement shortage

Construction projects in Minnesota are struggling to get done in a timely manner due to a cement shortage. CBS Minnesota reports the shortage is due to flooding from the spring, and some problems at cement plants down south. "We have a problem ...

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Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Sep 09, 2014

Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Aggregates production in the United States was up eight percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to last year. During the first six months of 2014 an estimated 961 Mt of aggregates was produced, up seven percent from the ...

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When gravel doesn’t bond with resurfacing substance…

Aug 28, 2014

When gravel doesn’t bond with resurfacing substance…

  Drivers headed west on Highway 19 near Northfield, Minnesota, found an unpleasant surprise on their vehicles. Commuters saw signs warning of road construction, but didn't think anything of it until they exited their vehicles after reaching their destination. That's when ...

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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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Proposed mine in Minnesota earns permit recommendation

Mar 19, 2014

Proposed mine in Minnesota earns permit recommendation

The Renville County Planning Commission in Minnesota has recommended granting an interim use permit to Duinick Inc. for a proposed hard rock mine in Prinsburg, Minnesota, Prairie Business reports. The proposed mine would sit on a 39.5-acre site. The county’s Board of ...

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Former quarry serves as adventurous ice-climbing attraction

Feb 10, 2014

Former quarry serves as adventurous ice-climbing attraction

A former quarry in Minnesota recently served as a facility where the adventurous can climb giant mounds of ice. The Sandstone Ice Festival, held every December for the past nine years at former sandstone quarry Robinson Park, allows residents and visitors ...

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Martin Marietta wins planning commission approval for increased granite production in Minnesota

Jan 22, 2014

Martin Marietta wins planning commission approval for increased granite production in Minnesota

Martin Marietta Materials is one step closer to doubling its granite production in Minnesota. During a meeting Tuesday night, the Waite Park Planning Commission in Waite Park, Minnesota, decided to recommend the City Council amend the conditional use permits for two ...

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Martin Marietta seeks permission to double granite production in Minnesota

Jan 21, 2014

Martin Marietta seeks permission to double granite production in Minnesota

Martin Marietta Materials is seeking permission to double its granite production at its quarries in Waite Park, Minnesota, St. Cloud Times reports. The company wants to amend the permits for its Rainbow Quarry and its North Quarry, allowing an increase in ...

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Sand and Gravel Pricing by State

Jan 07, 2014

Sand and Gravel Pricing by State

While sand and gravel producers have closed the door on 2013 production, state-by-state pricing trends throughout the most recent year are not yet widely available. Operators can, however, look to 2012 production and pricing information to benchmark how they fared against ...

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Minnesota frac sand companies to pay $80,000 penalty for pollution

Jan 07, 2014

Minnesota frac sand companies to pay $80,000 penalty for pollution

Two Minnesota-based companies will pay $80,000 for polluting waterways. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a frac sand mining operation in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, is being penalized for “discharging sediment into Burnett County wetlands, a creek and the St. Croix River, which ...

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Tiller begins hauling at Scandia mine

Nov 26, 2013

Tiller begins hauling at Scandia mine

Tiller Corporation began hauling sand and gravel this week from its Zavoral Mine in Scandia, Minnesota, and intends to continue hauling until Christmas week, Forest Lake Times reports. The company started hauling on Monday and is expected to finish around December ...

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