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Trempealeau, Barron frac-sand mines accused of environmental violations; Hundreds pack temple as Sikhs mourn shooting deaths; More state news stories

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The state Department of Justice says it’s considering legal action for three environmental violations connected with the rapid increase in frac-sand mining.

Department of Natural Resources officials say additional cases could be referred for prosecution after the agency issued 20 violation notices to 19 companies since late 2011.

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