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Mother against Mining Files Recall Petitions for 3 Officials in Glenwood City

[First published on WIvoices.org] On September 20, a local citizen bustled into a Glenwood City restaurant and announced, “We’re recalling 3 local officials.” To the collective applause of the small group of diners at The Cafe, Julie Augesen, a mother … Continue reading

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“The democratic process is window dressing”, Man says of Frac Sand Mining in Glenwood

{first published on WIvoices.org} Over persistent opposition from citizens, on Monday night the Glenwood City council went into a closed-session meeting with representatives of Texas frac sand company Vista Sand. Before entering into a private meeting on September 16, people were given an … Continue reading

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Mine? Let us Vote!” Glenwood Area Residents Want Referendum on Frac Sand

[First published on WIvoices.org]   Residents claim a right to vote on issues concerning frac sand mining in their community. But will they get it? That’s the billion-dollar question facing the Glenwood area residents in the western Wisconsin community.  ”Screws … Continue reading

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Huffington Post Reporting on Glenwood City Frac Mine Controversy

[first published on WIvoices.org]               On June 18, 2013, Mark Oberhelman ( left ) chaired the Glenwood City Mining Ordinance Committee as it continued drafting a non-metallic mining ordinance for the western Wisconsin city. … Continue reading

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Amid a New Study, Questions Surround the Ongoing Mining Issue in Glenwood City

[first published on WIvoices.org] A new and comprehensive study on frac sand mining was released Wednsesday featuring input from a local man.Tom Quinn is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Farmers Union, a statewide membership organization working to support family … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Glenwood City Council Considers Adopting Mining Ordinance at April 18, 2013 Meeting

(first published on WIvoices.org) UPDATED: 4/19/13 “No action was taken,” in reference to a new nonmetallic mining ordinance for the city, explained the Glenwood City Clerk. Both the existing and the new proposed mining ordinances are slated to be discussed … Continue reading

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Glenwood City Council Considers Adopting Mining Ordinance at April 18, 2013 Meeting

(first published on WIvoices.org) Mayor John Larson has confirmed that the City has authorized the Bakke Norman Law Firm from New Richmond and Menomonie to draft a new nonmetallic mining ordinance for Glenwood City. A special meeting, open to the … Continue reading

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Inside a Town Meeting on Frac Sand Mining; Glenwood City, WI

First published on WIvoices.org With over 100 frac sand mining and processing sites, Wisconsin is now the leading supplier of frac sand in the nation. But are companies operating in our state complying with regulations? According to a recent report, … Continue reading

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County Official Comments on Proposed Frac Sand Mine in Glenwood City, WI

(first published on WIvoices.org) Earlier this month, Texas-based company Vista LLC resubmitted its application for the “Vista Mine” in Glenwood City, WI after withdrawing its original application last summer. Vista’s initial proposal in July 2012 did not comply with county … Continue reading

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WI Voices 2012 Annual Update

  WI Voices, Inc., gives the people of Wisconsin opportunities to share their stories about real life impacts of public policy choices. We’re thankful for your support of our work at WIvoices.org over the past two years! Please consider supporting … Continue reading

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