Sand Mining Discussion in Mahtomedi Draws Hundreds

Reposted from / Go to original article Additional Coverage from GTNTV: By: Tim Sherno The League of Women Voters hosted a discussion panel on the topic of silica sand mining at the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Mahtomedi Tuesday night. Silica sand is used in fracture oil extraction, the process requires a specific type of sand. There is currently one operating sand mine in Washington County. Dennis Egan works for the Industrial Sand Mining Council, a organization of sand mine operators, he says starting up a mining operation requires a lost...

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Church celebrates gay marriage

Reposted from Church celebrates gay marriage Pastors officiate at weddings, community reception planned by Kristine Goodrich/Editor, White Bear Press For a moment, White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church Senior Pastor Victoria Safford thought the woman who fell to the ground beside her had passed out following the state Senate vote to legalize gay marriage this spring. Rather, the woman had kneeled to ask her partner of 31 years to marry her. “It was a beautiful moment,” Safford said. Read the full article at...

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