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Plans are in place for mining on UMore property

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Underneath the University of Minnesota's UMore property lies 170 million tons of sand and gravel. Over the next four decades that sand and gravel will bring in a steady stream of income for the University of Minnesota and private partner Dakota Aggregates.

Last week the university and Dakota Aggregates signed a 40-year agreement for phased mining on 1,722 acres of the university's 5,000-acre property that straddles Rosemount and Empire Township.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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