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Goodhue County, Minn., mining ban gets 6-month extension

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RED WING, Minn. -- Silica sand mining in Goodhue County will have to hold off for at least another six months.

The County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the county's mining moratorium for an additional 180 days past its Sept. 6 end date, eliciting a round of applause from an impassioned crowd of close to a hundred area residents gathered in the Government Center.

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