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This was one of the proposed designs for a Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Jay Cooke State Park. The plan fell through after an engineering firm determined an access road was inadequate, and the state Veterans Affairs Department could not convince nearby property owners to sell part of their land. (2008 file / News Tribune)

Plans for new vets' cemeteries stall

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ST. PAUL - Efforts to establish veterans' cemeteries in northeastern and southwestern Minnesota are moving ahead slowly, but proponents say they are far from dead.

The cemeteries must wait in line, like a funeral procession, until land and money open up.

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