NMSDP works with residents on the North Shore to improve historic park
By Susan Seabury, CRS Marketing
At the base of the Cross River just south of Schroeder stands the marker honoring the life of a man who had a major impact on northern Minnesota. Approximately 1,700 people pass this marker every day as they drive Highway 61. They see the highway sign for it yet very few stop. The marker is a cross which memorializes Father Frederic Baraga, a priest who gave up a privileged life in Central Europe to work with Native American peoples in North America.
Mary J. Page (1934-2013) was a trailblazer and a leader who fought to give a voice to rural Minnesota. Whether it was as the first woman Mayor of Olivia, MN, or as the commissioner of Renville County, she worked tirelessly to promote the needs of Greater Minnesota through her citizen-driven service.