Let's be positive about fracking sand and find a way to speed the production of some of the large amount of energy in this country.

Let's give the families who struggled at times to maintain this area of Minnesota that we love a chance to make a buck and harvest sand.

Let's put a moratorium on the war in Afghanistan and utilize those troops to develop our energy resources here at home.

If you had a son or daughter in Afghanistan, would you think differently about fracking sand?

Last week nine Marines were killed in Afghanistan.

Let's do something for our country and put up with a little bit of dust and noise.

Jim Ostrem