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Janet Oistad is the secretary/treasurer for Castle Rock Valley Cemetery.

For Farmington area cemeteries, a struggle to survive

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Castle Rock Valley Cemetery is a peaceful place on a sunny spring afternoon. The rows of stone monuments are arranged on a low hill surrounded by farm fields, the grass neatly trimmed and greenery dots a landscaped area at the property's entrance.


It's picturesque, but the group that manages the cemetery's operations are increasingly worried about how long they can keep it that way.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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