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By Eric Lindquist

Sand industry back in business in western Wisconsin


EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Like the ghost towns left behind after the California gold rush fizzled, many of the frack sand mines dotting western Wisconsin sat dormant a year ago.

Piles of golden sand sat untouched next to stationary rail cars, with skeleton crews stopping by only occasionally to check on the idle facilities, the Leader-Telegram ( ) reported.

It was a far cry from the boom times of a few years ago, when sand mines and processing facilities popped up constantly across the landscape.

But even faster than the industry rose from the ground up because of the r...

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