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Wisconsin and Southern Railroad is building a sand loading facility for Pattison Sand

May 11, 2015

Wisconsin and Southern Railroad is building a sand loading facility for Pattison Sand

The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad is building a sand loading facility for the Pattison Sand Co. of Clayton, Iowa. The Clayton County Register reports that the railroad is building a lead track through the sand facility and a six-track ladder ...

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Rock County Planning and Development committee approves conditional-use sand and gravel mining permit

Apr 16, 2015

Despite opposition from the county planning staff and Milton residents, the Rock County Planning and Development committee voted 3-2 to approve a conditional-use permit for the Harold Traynor Revocable Living Trust to mine sand and gravel at a 137-acre gravel ...

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A look at Nasbro, an old quarry town

Mar 13, 2015

The little quarry town of Nasbro, Wis., was built in the early 1900s to house Nast Bros. Lime and Stone Co. employees and their families. The fdlreporter.com reports that, after the quarry was sold in 1988, families moved out one ...

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Work starts on new sand mine in Wisconsin

Nov 28, 2014

Work starts on new sand mine in Wisconsin

Work has started on a 940-acre sand mine and processing facility in Barron County, Wisconsin's southeastern corner.  Sioux Creek Silica, LLC's said its sand mine is expected to open next Spring and fully open next Summer. Global Proppant Supply, which has an office ...

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Rocker Bob Seger rips Wisconsin mine plan in new song [Audio]

Oct 20, 2014

Rocker Bob Seger rips Wisconsin mine plan in new song [Audio]

Rock 'n' Roll legend Bob Seger has a new album out entitled, "Ride Out." On the album he has a song called "It's Your World," in which he addresses his unhappiness with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the possibility of ...

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Officials wrongly closed frac sand mine

Oct 17, 2014

Officials wrongly closed frac sand mine

A frac sand mine in western Wisconsin was closed by county officials for allegedly dumping polluted wastewater into a pond that was properly lined. Trempealeau County regulators shut down the Guza Pit near Independence for operating without a permit. The county requires that certain ...

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Victory Nickel to acquire sand deposit in Wisconsin

Oct 13, 2014

Victory Nickel to acquire sand deposit in Wisconsin

Victory Nickel has entered into an option to acquire a 100 percent interest in a land package totalling over 300 acres in southwestern Wisconsin. The company is specifically targeting a 100-acre ridge that has been determined to contain one of the ...

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Quarry Quest 2014 seeks volunteers

Aug 21, 2014

Quarry Quest 2014 seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the 16th annual Quarry Quest, held at Michels Materials limestone quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin. Over the last 15 years the event has attracted 200,000 people and raised more than $1.3 million. The money goes to local children's charities and ...

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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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Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

Nov 13, 2013

Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

A proposed limestone quarry in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, could be on its way to opening thanks to an endorsement from the county’s zoning board. Buffalo County’s Land Resources Committee unanimously voted to recommend the county Board of Adjustment issue a conditional-use ...

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15th annual Quarry Quest raises $130,000 for charities, environmental fund

Oct 22, 2013

15th annual Quarry Quest raises $130,000 for charities, environmental fund

More than 16,000 visited Michels Materials limestone quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin, last month to attend the 15th annual Quarry Quest, according to a report from PostCrescent.com. The event, which took place September 14, featured family-friendly activities such as working the controls ...

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