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Scattering Ashes in Minnesota


scattering ashesMany people have asked about scattering ashes in Minnesota. So, we thought that we would start a series of videos about the rules and regulations for scattering the cremated ashes.

Scattering ashes in the Boundary Waters

We are starting with Scattering Ashes in the Boundary Waters, as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is one of Minnesota's crown jewels. We will do more investigation about ash scattering in a variety of locations in Minnesota and produce new videos soon.

Related Questions and Answers

I just need to have my loved one's ashes buried. How? My dad's ashes are currently in storage at home in a small, wooden container. How can I have them buried legally and inexpensively to bring some closure to the family? Ideally, the family could be present for this and I would like to say a few words at that time.

Good question - there are many in your exact circumstance. And, towards that, there are many options for your loved one’s ashes.

Bury the ashes in a cemetery

You can bury the ashes in a cemetery in various ways:

Scatter ashes Mille Lacs lake in MinnesotaWe just had an interesting question about scattering ashes in a Minnesota lake:

"I would like to scatter ashes on Lake Mille Lacs. Do I need any kind of permit or approval?"

Good question - there are many who would like to scatter loved one's ashes in their favorite Minnesota lake.

Scatter ashes Park Point 2 Harbors in Minnesota

A new Minnesota Cremation question was asked:

Both of my parents were born in the Duluth area. I would like to know the laws pertaining to spreading their ashes. My mom wanted to have her ashes spread on Park Point, I would like to spread my dad near the Two Harbors Lighthouse:

Scattering ashes Minnesota lakeWe received a question on scattering ashes on lakes in Minnesota:

My brother died and requested that I scatter his ashes over a lake just west of Minneapolis. This is not a private lake - it is a public lake. Is this okay to do?

scattering ashes in cemetery in minnesota

The question:

A question was asked about scattering ashes in a cemetery in Minnesota over someone else's grave. Do you need permission to scatter the ashes? And, if that permission is needed, does it come from the cemetery or from a public authority. Also - is there a permit process or paperwork needed.

The answer:

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