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WISCONSIN NEWS BRIEFS: Panel votes down proposed frac-sand mine


PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - A regional panel has said no to a frac-sand mine in a scenic part of southwest Wisconsin. After two hours of testimony and debate, the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board voted 6-2 in Prairie du Chien last night to reject a mining application from the Pattison Sand Company of Iowa.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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