February 04. 2013 7:00AM - Last modified: February 04. 2013 7:06AM

GLENWOOD CITY - Frac sand company re-submits application for mine

A Texas-based company that withdrew its application for a frac sand mine in St. Croix County last summer is again asking for a special exception permit to open a mine.

On Jan. 7 Vista LLC submitted its second application to mine on about 500 acres in the Town of Glenwood, just south of Glenwood City, said Alex Blackburn, a county land use specialist. The property is now zoned agricultural-residential and falls under county zoning, which requires a special exception permit for non-metallic mining.

Last summer Vista submitted its first permit application for the property but withdrew it when county staff found deficiencies.

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