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Letter: Tragedies mount when we ignore dangers

Published 02/23/2012, The Republican Eagle

In a recent story on Minnesota Public Radio, Rich Budinger, regional manager for Wisconsin Industrial Sand, a company that mines frac sand in Maiden Rock, acknowledged that some surface mines will turn what are now scenic bluffs into flat farm fields. He then brushed that off as a minor inconvenience by saying that it’s only a small part of the overall landscape.

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