News release from Winona State:
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT FRAC-SAND MINING
TO BE SHOWN JUNE 11 AT WINONA STATE
A documentary film about the impact of frac-sand mining on rural communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at Winona State University.
?The Price of Sand? was directed by Jim Tittle, who became interested in the subject when an oil company bought land for a sand mine near his mother?s house in rural Goodhue County. Tittle interviewed people who live near frac-sand mines and processing plants. He also filmed meetings of local governmental units where citizens debated the impacts of the industry on the communities where they live.
Showing of the film is co-sponsored by Winona Area Citizens Concerned about Silica Mining (CASM), the Will Dilg Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, and Minnesota Trout Unlimited. There will be no admission charge, but suggested donations of $5 will be gratefully accepted.
The film will be shown in Room 120 of the Science Laboratory Center, located at the intersection of Johnson and Sanborn streets. The Science Laboratory Center is a block west of Somsen Hall.
For more information contact Steve Schild at 507-454-7042 or 507-450-8753.