While another Minnesota atrocity has led to protest marches far beyond the borders of Minnesota and the United States other Minnesota locales are attempting reconciliation. Here in Duluth the city has taken ownership of the most northerly lynching in the United States and the Minnesota city I first moved to, Mankato, has been doing the same.

On the Edge of Reconciliation Park next to the Minnesota River where I first saw a granite marker boasting of the biggest mass hanging in US history there now stands a massive work of art celebrating the people long since driven from most of Southern Minnesota.

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