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Jeff Smith

Aug 15, 2012

Sand-mining boom on legislative agenda

While excavating sand is nothing new in Minnesota, the rush to excavate large quantities to ship to the Dakotas has quickly unearthed a prominent issue for state legislators and regulators.

Aug 1, 2012

LIPP: Public Policy (business)

Dan Fabian, Bill Ingebrigsten and Jeff Smith.

Jun 15, 2012

Boom in frac sand mining leaves Minnesota regulators scrambling

Silica sand mining has become a booming business in southeastern Minnesota, and as a result it’s also become a burgeoning issue at the Legislature.

Jun 7, 2012

Leaders in Public Policy Award Winners Announced

Politics in Minnesota and Capitol Report are proud to announce the winners of our Leaders in Public Policy awards for 2012.

Feb 1, 2012

Majorities press for more permitting changes

Republicans in the state Legislature are advancing a new set of initiatives to overhaul environmental regulation. The measures come after they reached accord last year with Gov. Mark Dayton on a sweeping bill that streamlined the environmental permitting process.

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