On October 10, 2011, the Red Wing City Council unanimously adopted an interim ordinance to establish a moratorium on any new Frac Sand Mining Operation within the City of Red Wing corporate limits. This ordinance establishes a moratorium on such use for a period of one year. The City Planning Commission and Sustainability Commission will study this issue over the next year and determine if the City should adopt additional regulations to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of Red Wing. Both commissions are currently discussing the process that they will use to study the issue and the City's current regulations. For more information, contact Brian C. Peterson, AICP, Planning Director with the City, at Brian.Peterson@ci.red-wing.mn.us or at 651.385.3617.