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May 19, 2013

Frac sand movie to be shown Monday

MANKATO — A screening of a documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin will be held Monday afternoon in the Blue Earth County Library auditorium.

The Mankato Area Environmentalists and the Center for Earth Spirituality are presenting “The Price of Sand” at 5 p.m. with a discussion at 4:30 p.m. as well as after the movie. The showing is free and open to the public.

A silica-sand mining operation is being proposed just north of Mankato, along Third Avenue.

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