January 23, 2012

Cloquet Planning Commission OKs bio-cremation option at funeral home


Nearly 50 people packed the Cloquet City Council chambers Tuesday night for two different Planning Commission hearings regarding operation of a bio-cremation unit within the city of Cloquet…In Minnesota, alkaline hydrolysis was approved by the state legislature in 2003 and the first single-unit alkaline hydrolysis machine came online at Mayo Clinic in February 2006. ..Terry Regnier, director of Anatomical Services at Mayo, was instrumental in getting the process approved in Minnesota. As well, Mayo Clinic was the first facility in the United States to have a single-body alkaline hydrolysis unit. Additional coverage: Duluth News Tribune, Superior Telegram

Pine Journal, by Jana Peterson, 1/15/2012

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