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John Liebenstein memorial plaque is missing

John Liebenstein memorial on the Mill Towns Trail, 2011 John Liebenstein memorial on the Mill Towns Trail, 2011
I rode by the John Liebenstein memorial on the Mill Towns Trail earlier this week and noticed that the bronze plaque on the large boulder is missing.

Here’s what the plaque looks like. I took these photos in July, 2004:

John Liebenstein memorial on the Mill Towns Trail, 2004 John Liebenstein memorial on the Mill Towns Trail, 2004

See this summary of Deputy John Liebenstein on the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) website.

Anyone have more information about the missing plaque?

Update 7/21:  Here’s the new plaque. Details below:

John Liebenstein memorial on the Mill Towns Trail, 2011

Guest blogger Bruce Roberts: Mike Martin’s gift to Northfield

Mike Martin
Mike Martin; photo by Holly Cairns

Something important happened after Michael Martin’s death the other day in Northfield.

I have known Mike, off and on since he was a student at St. Olaf in 1969 and 1970.  Over the past 15 years or so, I would see Mike on a downtown street, the library or grocery store.  As David Wee recalled during the Memorial Service in the Community Center on Sunday, that on meeting Mike, he would almost always begin with, “You know, I’ve been thinking…”

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