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Hearing on Big Stone County, Minn., quarry draws mostly opposition

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ORTONVILLE -- Residents in the area of a proposed hard rock mining quarry had their say before the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners at a public hearing on Tuesday evening.

More than 120 people are estimated to have attended the hearing at the armory in Ortonville, with 18 of the 20 people who testified voicing opposition to the project, according to Duane Ninneman, Clean Up our River Environment.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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