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In one of two packed Minnesota Senate committee rooms Tuesday, lawmakers listen to testimony for and against sand mining. No vote was taken. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

Sand mining legislative testimony coarse

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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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But mining the silica sand also is splitting residents of the areas where it is mined, as legislators discovered Tuesday when the two sides testified.

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