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Strack mine permit hearing underway

Posted Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at 10:34 AM

An administrative hearing is underway today in Jefferson City on a permit by Strack Excavating for a new limestone quarry near Saxony Lutheran High School. It is scheduled to continue July 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13 as needed.

You can watch the hearing live on the Missouri Department of Natural Resources website: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/fruitland.htm

It is the role of the hearing officer to make a recommendation to DNR's Land Reclamation Commission on whether or not to approve the mine permit application by Strack for a 76-acre site off Highway 61 near County Road 601 in Fruitland.

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Melissa Miller is business editor at The Southeast Missourian. A graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School, she's worked as a reporter, photographer, editor and as the executive director of two not-for-profit organizations. After living in Michigan and then Indiana, she moved back to her hometown of Jackson, Mo. In addition to writing daily stories for The Southeast Missourian, Melissa coordinates editorial content each month for Business Today. Business Today is a monthly publication for southeast Missouri's business community. Monthly themes include health care, agriculture, women in business, technology and more. Business Today is direct mailed to business owner and managers throughout southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Follow her updates on local business developments at www.twitter.com/semissourianbiz or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MelissaMillerSoutheastMissourian

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