About 30 people blocked the entrance to a loading terminal where semitrucks deliver frac sand to rail cars. The disruption comes on the heels of a similar protest last Thursday, the Winona Daily News reports.
Reporter/anchor leaving Rochester for new role at WCCO
Beret Leone is saying goodbye to KTTC-TV.
Authorities investigating false active shooter reports at Minnesota schools
This is a developing story.
Ex-cop Thomas Lane gets 3 years for involvement in killing of George Floyd
Lane took a plea agreement earlier in the state case.
Minnesota's smallest bat species under review for endangered status
Tricolored bats are declining rapidly.
Here are the largest hail reports to NWS Twin Cities Tuesday night
River Falls got hit by some massive hail Tuesday night.
Police: Man jumped on train, attacked engineer with knife near St. Cloud
The rock train had just left St. Cloud when the suspect jumped aboard.
Man found dead after 'exchange of gunfire' with Minneapolis police
The incident happened at a house in Northeast Minneapolis, with a witness saying the man had shot himself.
Spark ignites fire at produce farm near Park Rapids
The fire at Carter's Red Wagon Farm left three buildings a "total loss."
A mistake leads to new drinks from Duluth cidery, distillery
Wild State Cider and Vikre Distillery will be debuting their new beverages this week.
Developer buys downtown block, plans $400M residential buildings
Construction is expected to begin in fall 2023.
Rochester man identified as Loring Park shooting victim
The shooting happened after an altercation took place outside of a business.
Mount Frac: a 40,000-ton symbol of Winona's sand debate
Winona now has six businesses that mine, process, or transport frac sand. Backers of the industry say the economic benefits are far-reaching. Detractors have trouble seeing those benefits through the dust, truck traffic, and noise they say are hurting the city's quality of life.
City of Winona holding frac sand public hearing Monday
Winona Daily News reports the city is considering a set of restrictions for current and future facilities that handle frac sand within the city. The planning commission is proposing specific hours of operation; expectations of sand piles and designated truck routes.
Winona County just became the first in MN to ban frac sand mining
No more frac sand mining in Winona County.
Winona County expected to vote on frac sand mining moratorium Tuesday
Several silica sand mining projects are planned or proposed in Winona County. But some residents want to slow things down to let the county consider stricter regulations to guard against environmental and health risks.
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