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Sen. Matt Schmit of Red Wing organizes paperwork Tuesday before presenting to a Senate committee his bill to regulate sand mining. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Committee OKs sand mining moratorium over GOP objections

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ST. PAUL – New silica sand mines would be prohibited from opening for a year under a bill a state Senate committee approved Tuesday.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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