Medallion hunters damage indigenous burial grounds - radio station cancels contest | radioinfo

Medallion hunters damage indigenous burial grounds - radio station cancels contest

People searching in a Duluth radio station's medallion hunt disturbed an indigenous burial ground, causing organisers to cancel the annual contest.
 
In a Facebook post Mayor Jim Paine said the searchers had "disturbed" and caused "damage" to the burial area on Wisconsin Point. The site is well-known as burial grounds and is marked by several signs and memorials.
 
Shortly after Paine's Facebook post, Midwest Communications, owner of several Duluth-area radio stations and organizer of the annual Twin Ports Winterfest, announced the immediate cancellation of the medallion hunt in a separate Facebook post.
 
"It is with great disappointment that Midwest Communications has made the decision to immediately cancel the Winterfest Medallion Hunt ... because of damage and disrespect being done to public property," the radio station said.
 
(Picture: A sign marks the burial ground on Wisconsin Point)
 

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