Officials in Winona County are voting to ban the mining
and transporting of frac sand.
The Winona County Board of Commissioners voted 3-to-2
in favor of the ban at a meeting tonight.
The county-wide ban had been discussed for about a
and was recently supported by nearly four dozen Winona-area
businesses and other groups.
Those in favor of a ban have said they were concerned
with possible health effects .
and potential damage to the agriculture industry.