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Frac Sand Mining Rebounds in Wisconsin

Frac Sand Mining Rebounds in Wisconsin

Industry in decline in state since 2020, but one company now sees soaring sales.

Campaign Cash: Big Republican Donor Sued for Polluting
Campaign Cash

Big Republican Donor Sued for Polluting

Trempealeau County residents sue frac sand mining company for air, water, noise pollution.

Campaign Cash: The State’s Top 20 Fat Cat Donors
Campaign Cash

The State’s Top 20 Fat Cat Donors

All gave $100,00 and more to state politicians, mostly to Republicans.

Campaign Cash: GOP Donor Gets No Fine for Polluting
Campaign Cash

GOP Donor Gets No Fine for Polluting

No fine from DNR, citing “emergency" for sand mine owner Hi-Crush Proppants, a $340,000 donor.

Campaign Cash: State Investigating Big Walker Donor
Campaign Cash

State Investigating Big Walker Donor

The sand mining company dumped 10 million gallons of sludge into Trempealeau River.

Campaign Cash: 34% of Walker Donations From Outside State
Campaign Cash

34% of Walker Donations From Outside State

Analysis of his 2017 fundraising shows 31 people gave $20,000 each.