As I was reading the weekend paper and cruising the web, I came across an interesting article about winter burials in North Dakota.
Apparently, the weather is so severe that plowing the roads to the cemeteries and utilizing heaters to unfreeze the ground for digging have become too expensive. Some cemeteries have started to pre-dig holes in the fall to allow winter burials, but there’s no law in place to require a winter burial in North Dakota. Other states like Minnesota and New York require burials to occur in winter regardless of weather conditions.
The down side of delaying burial is the affect on families who have to go through another time of mourning.
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