Rancher loses lease after he refused to give up opposition to quarry plan
ORTONVILLE -- A rancher who voiced opposition to plans by the Strata Corporation to develop a quarry in Big Stone County will not have the lease renewed for the land where he grazes his cattle.
Clark Mastel said he was informed Friday that his lease on a 478-acre property will not be renewed on June 1 after he refused to sign a letter presented to him by the company.
Strata Corporation of Grand Forks, N.D., intends to develop a quarry on a portion of the site.
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