Zavoral Mine

The work session lasted from 6:30 to 11:30. But a contingent of Scandia residents, who have attended many mine meetings in the last five years, continued their vigilance. Two dozen spectators sat for hours to hear the council deliberate. Reopening the sand and gravel mine, located east of the intersection of TH-97 and TH-95 near [...]

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In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Scandia city council approved the conditional use permit for Tiller Corporation to reopen the Zavoral Mine. The 1.2 million tons of sand and gravel will be taken from the site in 3.3 years. Look for more information from Tuesday’s meeting to be posted soon.

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has reached an agreement with Tiller Corporation, a sand mining and processing company headquartered in Maple Grove, to resolve air-quality violations at the company’s sand-processing facility in North Branch.

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The Scandia council began its work on the Zavoral Mine permit application Tuesday, Jan. 15 by voting unanimously to use the 2020 comprehensive plan, which was in place when the mine application was first submitted in 2008.

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Scandia council rejects planning commission recommendations   The Scandia council began its work on the Zavoral Mine permit application Tuesday, Jan. 15 by voting unanimously to use the 2020 comprehensive plan, which was in place when the mine application was first submitted in 2008. Choosing the 2030 plan would have meant denial of the permit, [...]

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