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Quarry owners want public input on what to do with two stone quarries in Minnesota

Jan 20, 2016

Quarry owners want public input on what to do with two stone quarries in Minnesota

The residents of a Minnesota town may get a chance to decide what the owners of two old stone quarries should be used for now that the work is ending. The Mankato Free Press reported that the Coughlan family who owns two ...

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Duluth turning old quarry into a new park with ice climbing

Dec 07, 2015

Duluth turning old quarry into a new park with ice climbing

The rocky cliff at an old crushed stone quarry Minnesota has long been a somewhat hidden destination for thrill seekers looking for an icy ascent. And one group is close to opening an actual park to the public for climbers looking to new adventure. According ...

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An unidentified body was found floating in a Minnesota quarry

Oct 05, 2015

An unidentified body was found floating in a Minnesota quarry

The body of a dead man was found floating in a Minnesota quarry by a local resident on their morning walk. The St. Cloud Times reported that the body was seen floating in the water in Quarry 8 at the Quarry Park and ...

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Hanson Building Products acquires Minnesota concrete company

Oct 05, 2015

Hanson Building Products acquires Minnesota concrete company

Hanson Building Products has purchased a Minnesota concrete company to strengthen its presence in the Midwest and across America. Hanson Building Products announced in a press release that it acquired Cretex Concrete Products out of Maple Grove, Minnesota. Cretex is a concrete pipe ...

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Granite company draining nearly 5 million gallons from quarry to assist in search for body

Aug 13, 2015

Granite company draining nearly 5 million gallons from quarry to assist in search for body

Upwards of 4.7 million gallons of water is being drained from a quarry in Minnesota with the help of a granite company in an attempt to find the body of a missing man. According to the St. Cloud Times, the Stearns County ...

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Historical aggregate landmark disappears into Lake Superior

Mar 04, 2015

Historical aggregate landmark disappears into Lake Superior

A piece of Minnesota’s mining history has disappeared beneath the waves of Lake Superior. The waterfront landmark in Duluth, a column that was one of several supports for a trestle used to unload sand and gravel barges a century ago, ...

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Minnesota county considers a frac-sand mining ban

Feb 24, 2015

Minnesota county considers a frac-sand mining ban

Houston County may become the first county in Minnesota to adopt a permanent ban on frac-sand mining. The StarTribune reports that the Houston County Board adopted the ordinance last week in a preliminary vote of 5-0 following a three-hour public ...

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Gravel mine in Minnesota to operate 24/7

Jan 08, 2015

Gravel mine in Minnesota to operate 24/7

  Dakota Aggregates has received permission to run its UMore Park operation in Rosemount, Minnesota, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, due to increasing demand. As reported by the StarTribune, the gravel mine is located on land owned by the University of Minnesota, ...

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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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