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Demand for frac sand apparently declining – for now; 37 cases of Legionnaire’s disease reported; Ex-priest says church owes him $450,000; more state news

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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 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.

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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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