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Representatives (from left) Joe McKie and R.J. Sikes of Texas-based Vista Sand, attorney, Anders Helquist and land owner Scott Teigen gained tentative approval from the Glenwood City Council on Monday, Feb. 24, to operate a frac sand mine in Glenwood City. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)

Glenwood City Council tentatively approves frac sand mine agreement

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With council members Crystal Booth and Ben DeGross objecting, the Glenwood City Council, meeting as a committee Monday night, concluded more than 18 months of controversy by recommending that the council approve a tentative agreement with Texas-based Vista Sand to operate a frac sand mine within city limits less than a half mile from the public school.

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“I am happy. It’s been a long process. It’s time to move on,” Mayor John Larson said following the vote.

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