Opinion
To the Editor: We want to remind residents of Houston County that your County Board of Commissioners is holding the last public hearing on the proposed mineral extraction and mining ordinance to address frac sand mining in Houston County, on Wednesday, February 18 at 10 a.m. in the commissioner’s ...Read More
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To the Editor: On January 22, the Houston County Planning Commission, after a very controversial and divisive meeting, “approved” a new mining ordinance for the county. Dan Griffin, chairman of the Planning Commission, said that this ordinance, that he more than anyone pushed for, would protect ...Read More
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To the Editor: First, according to the current ordinance (0110.2708 Subd. 1), “[A]ny mining operation legally commenced prior to the enactment of this ordinance that does not have an approved reclamation plan shall submit a reclamation plan to the Planning Agency… within five (5) years” of the...Read More
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To the Editor: Houston County is having a public hearing about the controversial mining operation known as “frac sand”. Those promoting this practice, and wanting to frac sand mine in our county will tell us only how safe, profitable and good it is. Those opposed will tell us only how dangerous ...Read More
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To the Editor: The joys of Farmers Park I learned on grade school field trips from St. Stan’s in Winona. The experiences were reinforced in trout seasons when my dad took me fishing there in Garvin Brook. The place, midway between Stockton and Lewiston on Highway 14, was magical for me. It was rea...Read More
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