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Big Lake Cemetery Vandalized, Crosses Stolen

Who would damage a Christian monument and steal crosses meant for veterans’ graves? That’s what investigators in Big Lake want to know after a group of vandals desecrated “Our Lady of the Lake” Catholic Cemetery in Big Lake, Minnesota.

12/22/2014

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Church Faces Criticism Over New Regulations On Grave Site Decoration

A Coon Rapids church is facing a lot of criticism for changes made at its cemetery. The Church of the Epiphany updated its rules for decorating grave sites. Families had to remove all items for fall clean-up by Oct. 15 or maintenance crews would pick up the items and throw them away.

10/24/2014

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Five Creepy Historical Sites In The Midwest

Looking for something spooky this Halloween? Check out the five creepiest historical sites in the midwest.

10/07/2014

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Thousands Salute Officer Patrick As He Was Laid To Rest

The procession for Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick ended at Acacia Park Cemetery. That’s where Patrick, who was fatally shot a week ago, was laid to rest.

08/06/2014

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MN Veterans Hope To Remind People Of The ‘Real Reason’ For Memorial Day

For many who have served, Memorial Day has a very special meaning. For some it’s a day of pain, remembering the lives lost during combat. For others it’s a time to honor the fallen and let others know why it’s important to do so. But for most all who served, it is more than just a day off from work, barbecues and family gatherings.

05/26/2014

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Cemetery To Screen Buster Keaton’s ‘The General’

A Minneapolis cemetery will screen the Buster Keaton comedy classic “The General” as a fundraiser over Memorial Day weekend. The Friends of the Cemetery will show the silent movie on Saturday at about 8:30 p.m. at Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery.

05/18/2014

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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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