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Companies eager to mine frac sand despite uncertainty

Published 04/10/2013, Minnesota Public Radio News

The rush to mine frac sand in Wisconsin and Minnesota has slowed. The silica sand is still needed to pull natural gas from the earth through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which is happening in other states. But demand for the sand isn't growing as fast as it was a couple of years ago. Despite the trend, several Minnesota companies are still eager to mine it.

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