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ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesotans are not sure whether more silica sand mining could mean dangerous dust and contaminated water, a booming economy, or something in between.


Cities and counties have tried to manage mounting interest in mining Minnesota's silica sand, but with many questions still surrounding the industry, some think it is time for the state to step in.

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