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Earth Journal by Ron Meador aims to clarify environmental issues in the news, lend proportion and perspective to competing claims, and engage MinnPost readers in exploring subjects that lie beyond the headlines — with a special emphasis on solutions to environmental challenges. 

Frac-sand mining boom is accelerating and eluding regulators, analysis finds

Frac-sand mining boom is accelerating and eluding regulators, analysis finds

The report assesses regulatory efforts in both Minnesota and Wisconsin as lax — a patchwork of inconsistent, highly local and often weak responses.