Last week, the newest addition to the green space on the Minnesota Capitol grounds was completed when work on the Minnesota Military Family Tribute was finished.
The site will be dedicated on Saturday morning.
Last week, the Gold Star Table, which recognizes families who lost loved ones to war, was placed.
There are 87 boulders in the tribute, one for every county in Minnesota. Military families submitted letters to/from home for consideration.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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