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Places to Scatter Ashes in Minnesota
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an 11 acre park in Minneapolis near the Walker Art Center. For a quirky and memorable individual, this unique park could be a memorable spot for scattering where you can return to visit them any time you like. Be sure to contact the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain consent for a scattering.Photo Credit
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a 1,137 acre horticultural garden filled with gardens, trees collections, prairies, and woods. It is an excellent place to be with family and close friends, and hold a meaningful scattering service. Contact the Arboretum for details on regulations and written permission.Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Minnesota
There are no regulations for scattering ashes in public areas or waterways in Minnesota. General guidelines to follow to avoid trouble when scattering in a public area are to scatter them far from private land, far from where people would be swimming or eating, far away from trails or roads, and to avoid creating a large pile of ashes (try to scatter them). Written consent from property owners if you’re on private land, and you need a permit if you are on federal land. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.
Minnesota Cremation FAQs
What veterans benefits are available in Minnesota?
The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.
What is the average cost of cremation in Minnesota?
The average cost of cremation in Minnesota ranges from $600 (for a direct cremation) to $3,700 for a cremation with a service.
What is state cremation rate?
Minnesota cremation rate is 61-70%, according to 2018 CANA Annual Report.
How many funeral homes are there in Minnesota?
There are 487 funeral homes in 346 cities of Minnesota.
Minnesota State Facts
State Nickname: North Star State
State Motto: “The Star of the North”
Population: 5,303,925 million
State bird: Loom
State tree: Red Pine
State flower: Lady’s Slipper
Bonus fact 1: Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline- more than California, Florida, and Hawaii combined.
Bonus fact 2: Minnesota has 1 recreational boat per every 6 people, more than any other state.
Bonus fact 3: Many streets in Minneapolis are named after US Presidents in the order they served. This was done to help immigrants prepare for their citizenship test.
Bonus fact 4: The Minneapolis Skyway is the longest continuous skyway system in the world at 69 downtown blocks.
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- Driving Miss Daisy Medical Transport- Twin Cities area and Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, Wright, Scott, Rice, and Steele counties
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Our affordable plans have helped 100,000’s of Americans during one of life’s most challenging moments. We are proud to serve in Minnesota and to offer our families options to prearrange with us. Minnesota residents can now make arrangements from the privacy of their home. Our simple 4 step process makes it easy to plan ahead. If at any point you have questions or would like to speak with one of our licensed funeral directors, just call our local office. We are here to help.
- Make arrangements on your schedule, at your convenience
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We have served families for over 40 years, we are here to serve future generations.