Sand mining the target of some ireby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio,
Elizabeth Baier, Minnesota Public Radio
On Wednesdays, we check in with one of our reporters who is based outside the Twin Cities. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Elizabeth Baier in Rochester who covers southeastern Minnesota. One of the stories she's tracking is the growing interest in the controversial practice of silica sand mining. Near Chatfield, the Elmira township held a meeting last night to consider a sand mining proposal, and to the east, county commissioners in Winona County are considering whether to temporarily stop sand mining operations.
- Morning Edition, 11/02/2011, 8:45 a.m.
Cathy Wurzer is the host of Morning Edition for MPR News.