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Lourey's tour of proposed veterans cemetery at Jay Cooke State Park postponed

A tour of the proposed veterans cemetery site at Jay Cooke State Park has been postponed because of "unstable ground conditions," the office of State Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, said Thursday.

A tour of the proposed veterans cemetery site at Jay Cooke State Park has been postponed because of "unstable ground conditions," the office of State Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, said Thursday.

Lourey was to be part of a group to tour the cemetery site Saturday to see if it is a viable site for the veterans cemetery. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty proposed the cemetery in November and identified the site last month.

Some people have questioned whether the 60 acres in the southern part of the Carlton park is a good site for a cemetery because it is hilly and wooded.

A staff member of Lourey's said Thursday that the tour would be pushed back a week in hopes that ground conditions would be better for the tour.

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