Lindstrom Fairview Cemetery now holds a columbarium; a place for cremated remains, with secure niches in a dignified structure that generations can return to. Well over half the burials in Minnesota now involve cremation, according to the Natl. Funeral Directors’ Association, and standard burial plots are over-sized for the urns and boxes used to contain the ash. Lindstrom City Council appointed a citizen subcommittee to review what was available in materials, shapes, sizes and installation services-- and last November a subcommittee recommendation was approved to contract with the Cold Spring company. The structure was assembled over this past winter and the columbarium arrived right on-schedule last week. Workers, in photo, are getting the concrete base ready to set the unit on top of. The columbarium is inside the south entrance to the cemetery, behind the new Lakes Region EMS facility. The $36,000 project was paid for through an inter-fund transfer with no city tax dollars used, and sales of space in the columbarium will repay expenses. If you are interested in learning more, contact Lindstrom city hall.