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A Minnesota Senate committee room is packed Tuesday as lawmakers listen to testimony for and against sand mining. People who filled another room watched on a television monitor. No vote was taken. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Sand mining testimony fractured

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ST. PAUL – Sand mined in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin opens up cracks between rocks so oil and gas can be removed from the ground in places such as North Dakota.

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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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