WABASHA, Minn. (KTTC) -- The courtroom drama over a frac sand mine just east of Rushford might drag on for at least another month.
A judge in Wabasha Friday morning postponed a ruling for 30 days. The move might give the owners of the Erickson Quarry time to work things out with officials in Houston County.
Frac sand mining was ordered halted a few months ago after opposition mounted over the number of heavy trucks rolling through Rushford.
The owners and operators of the quarry already had an existing permit, and reportedly wanted to haul sand out in big trucks along Highway 16 and 43 toward Winona.
Houston County had placed a moratorium on frac sand mining and ordered the work stoppage back in July.
The quarry owners wanted a judge to let work resume. It's not happening yet and the mine permit runs out in January.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.