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Beth Rickers/Daily Globe People mill around the monument and restored cabin that were dedicated Saturday in Ashley Park in Jackson. The ceremony, marking the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota Conflict, also included a memorial service for the settlers killed in 1857 and 1862 attacks in Jackson County.

Jackson takes care of unfinished business

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JACKSON -- The sound of raindrops hitting the roof and pavement outside provided accompaniment for the chorus of "Amazing Grace" sung by the assembled crowd of about 100 people Saturday morning in Ashley Park's shelterhouse along the banks of the Des Moines River in Jackson.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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