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The 5 Strangest Cemeteries In The World

Check out some of the world’s strangest cemeteries on your next vacation.

02/19/2014

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Police: 50 Brass Vases Stolen From Mahtomedi Cemetery

About 50 brass flower vases were stolen from Mahtomedi grave sites over the weekend and authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating them, and in identifying the suspects involved. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mahtomedi reported that the 50-some 10-inch tall and 4-inch wide vases are each valued at $200. They went missing on Saturday and Sunday.

08/20/2013

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Son Honors Father’s Memory With Watermelon

Memorial Day is this Monday, a day when Americans remember those who gave their lives for their country. Many families are busy decorating the graves of loved ones before services on Monday.

05/23/2013

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Local Businessman Pitches In To Replace Stolen Stars

Not wanting to take too much credit, Peter Taunton says hundreds of others would have done the same thing.

06/05/2012

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Authorities: Stolen Cemetery Vases Possibly Found

The vases stolen from a Crystal cemetery might have been found by authorities Thursday night, after some park-goers reported some suspicious containers.

05/24/2012

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Concert Helps Raise Money For MN’s Oldest Cemetery

Many drive past the rusty fences and leaning limestone pillars without giving much thought to the oldest cemetery in the state.

10/08/2011

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Wis. Cemetery Worker Accused Of Stealing From Casket

A grounds worker at a Green Bay area cemetery is accused of stealing a $2,000 guitar from the casket of a man who died recently.

09/26/2011

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Wis. Teens Accused Of $500K Of Cemetery Damage

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) — Three teens have been charged with 75 counts each of criminal damage for allegedly causing $500,000 in damage to a Grant County cemetery. Eighteen-year-old Daniel Stivarius, of rural Fennimore, 17-year-old Britton […]

09/24/2011

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Wis. Vets Graveyard Hid Dog, Bones, Poles

Excavators at a southern Wisconsin veterans cemetery have discovered a dead dog, a bag of deer bones and telephone poles.

09/13/2011

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Wis. Pays To Clean Vet Cemetery Trash

A maintenance supervisor at one of the most pristine veterans cemeteries in the country used the grounds as his private dump, burying everything from cans of paint thinner to television sets, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The cost to clean up the mess is already twice what state officials first estimated and growing.

09/05/2011

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Minn. Woman Finds Business In Handcrafted Coffins

Jude Collins says she couldn’t have prayed for a better location for her shop. It’s on a busy street with a four-way stop and bus stop right in front and a cemetery just two blocks away.

04/11/2011