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Land Stewardship Project member Marilyn Frauenkron Bayer discusses the dangers of silica sand mining Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at a news conference in Red Wing, Minn. She was part of a group of southeastern Minnesota residents who traveled to the Capitol by bus to deliver a petition calling for stronger mining regulations. (Forum News Service photo by Michael Brun)

Minn. petition calls for two-year frac sand ban; Dayton won’t go it alone

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RED WING, Minn. -- A group of Minnesota residents drove to the state Capitol on Tuesday to deliver a petition calling for a ban on silica sand mining in southeast Minnesota, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he wouldn’t act without the Legislature.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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