Reader's View: Sensitivity needed after burial site desecrated

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This is regarding the Feb. 23 article, “ Costs soar to $20M for Mission Creek ,” which was about the desecration of a burial ground in Duluth’s Fond du Lac neighborhood.

Shame on Duane Hill, district engineer and the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s top official in Duluth, for referring in the article to the costs of the desecration with the words, “so that we can finish this mess.”

I loved how the story responded with “a mess of MnDOT’s making.” Yes, this was MnDOT’s mistake, and it is costing a lot of extra money.

This should be a time of healing, reflection, and educational opportunities about the cultural and historical importance of the ancient village of Fond du Lac. A humble response from Hill would have been more appropriate and appreciated.

Christine Carlson



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