After four years of debate, shorter and highly-restricted permits are approved.
The mine will be bad for Scandia and bad for the river, and its approval was unnecessary.
The city council wil vote on permits to allow mining at the site, with numerous restrictions.
Ignoring a recent Planning Commission recommendation to deny a permit, the council is looking at approval with restrictions.
Laurie Allmann has published an article about what the proposed Scandia gravel could mean for the St. Croix’s silence.
The city council approved the study, accepting its conclusion of “no significant impact” amid vocal community opposition.
Laurie Allmann reports that many questions remain unanswered about the proposed Tiller/Zavoral gravel mine in Scandia.
Laurie Allmann explains the potential environmental impacts of a proposed gravel mine at the intersection of Highways 97 and 95. Public comments are being accepted until May 18.