On September 24th and 25th Minneapolis hosted the inaugural Frac Sands Conference. About sixty concerned people from the Twin Cities and the Driftless Region attended a protest and rally, planned by the Rye House, outside of the conference. Folks came to protest frac sand mining and to try to dialouge with representatives from the frac sand mining industry. There were banner drops in the conference space, speeches, songs, chants, street theater, and finally a march into the conference space as conference attendees were having their cocktail hour. The following are photos from the event.