Minneapolis - St. Paul MN
July 7, 2012
When it comes to deciding what to do with a dead body, most Minnesotans are now thinking outside of the box.
After decades of slow but steady growth, the number of cremations in the state is now exceeding the number of burials, and experts expect the growth to continue in the years to come.
The shift from burial to burning has forced changes on the funeral industry and the cemetery business. It's transforming the way Minnesotans mourn the dead. And it has paved the way for a new form of body disposition about to hit the market at a Twin Cities funeral home next week: flameless cremation, or more precisely, disposing of the dead by dissolving the flesh in an alkaline solution.
Read the full article in the Pioneer Press