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RF Town's new mining law brings one dissenting vote

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River Falls Town Board supervisors voted 4-1 to pass a nonmetallic mining law they and the Planning Commission have worked on for a year at the July 1 meeting.

The new law covers environmental concerns related to the frac-sand mining boom that's revolutionized the nation's gas and oil industry.

River Falls Supervisor Tom Sitz voted against the new law. He said it's too restrictive and will deter anyone from thinking about mining in the town.

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