October 20, 2014 - 10:45am
In the race for western Wisconsin’s 31st state Senate District, frac sand mining is a top campaign issue with both candidates saying they support local control but differ on how it should be exercised.
October 17, 2014 - 3:20pm
A mine developer with Superior Silica Sands holds a description of the annexed property the company hopes to build a frac sand drying and rail loading facility on. Photo: Rich Kremer/WPR News.
Two towns in Trempealeau County in western Wisconsin decided on Thursday night to wait on a decision to sue the small, nearby city of Independence for the questionable annexation of a frac sand mine, after a mining company proposed a last-minute financial agreement.
October 10, 2014 - 10:20pm
Two towns in Trempealeau County in western Wisconsin are considering whether to sue Independence, a city of about 1,000 people in the area, over the annexation of a frac sand mine.
October 10, 2014 - 4:55pm
Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke meet tonight in Eau Claire for a televised debate, sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Stay on top of what's happening by tuning in to WPR's live stream, or by checking out our live coverage.