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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.

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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