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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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Residents in Wisconsin reject quarry rehabilitation project

Sep 16, 2013

Residents in Wisconsin reject quarry rehabilitation project

Residents in Brookfield, Wisconsin, expressed concerns last week about a proposed clean-fill project, according to a report from the Brookfield Patch. Elm Grove Now reported that hundreds of neighbors attended a September 12 public meeting, where Brookfield residents and officials discussed ...

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Oldcastle President, COO Doug Black named ARTBA 2013-2014 chair

Sep 13, 2013

Oldcastle President, COO Doug Black named ARTBA 2013-2014 chair

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced at its national convention September 8-10 that it has named Doug Black, president and chief operating officer of Oldcastle, the association’s chairman, according to a report from our sister site, Better ...

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VIDEO: Quarry Quest to feature first-ever sand sculpting contest

Sep 12, 2013

VIDEO: Quarry Quest to feature first-ever sand sculpting contest

Michels Corporation will host its 15th annual Quarry Quest on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at its Michels Materials limestone quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin. The Quarry Quest website states that the event’s goal is “educating families in geology and ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

Sep 09, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

When it comes to the future of transportation, the road building and construction materials industries should "dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs of future generations," said Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez ...

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