Tiller Corporation

It’s no secret that Tiller Corporation’s sand fracking plant in North Branch, just south of Harris, has created quite the buzz among local residents and government officials. Rush City has weighed in, too, particularly over the project’s impact on traffic on Co. Rd. 30. Will both train and trucks, tied with the project, interfere with [...]

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To the editor I have just a couple of questions and comments about the article relating to the opposition of the trucks and the sand drying plant near Harris included are some facts about the trucking industry in Minnesota and the sand drying company. The below figures are from the Minnesota Trucking Association. • Employment: [...]

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It was standing room only in the Harris City Council chambers Monday evening when residents came to a work session to listen to the parties involved in the construction and operation of the Tiller Corporation sand plant, which will process sand for fracking.  Some came to listen to how the plant will impact Harris. Others [...]

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Editor’s note: Incorrect information was printed in the original version of this article. This article has since been edited to address those inaccuracies. Twenty-three residents attended the Oct. 15 meeting of the Harris City Council to hear representatives from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency talk about a permit request form Tiller Corporation to operate a [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— The newest industrial operation in North Branch takes shape more and more everyday. Tiller Corporation’s site north of town along County Road 30 (Forest Blvd.) is being prepared for an industrial sand drying operation that is to begin in early summer. Mike Caron, Director of Land Use Affairs for Tiller, shared some [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— There has been lots of activity north of North Branch along County Road 30 at 415th Street, and it has produced some questions about what’s going on. With no signs up, it’s hard to tell that the city’s newest industry is getting ready to commence operation in 2012. But that’s what’s happening [...]

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