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Minnesota River Valley site eyed for protection likely to be mined

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OLIVIA -- A rock outcrop in the Minnesota River Valley being eyed for inclusion in a protective easement program is likely to be mined instead.

The Renville County Board of Commissioners was told Tuesday that the county's Planning Commission had unanimously recommended approving a conditional use permit to allow hard rock mining at the approximately 40-acre site in Section 28 and Section 33 of Flora Township.

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