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Demand for frac-sand appears to be sinking in western Wisconsin...for now

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The demand for frac-sand appears to be sinking in western Wisconsin and Minnesota – as least for now. Over 100 silica sand mines opened in the Badger State in recent years, the most in the nation, amid a demand by oil-and-gas companies to use it in their domestic drilling equipment. However, the Winona Daily News quotes both industry and government officials as saying the demand for frac-sand has cooled off greatly this year – but it will grow again soon.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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