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Bridge collapse memorial sign vandalized


MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis city officials said Wednesday they believe someone vandalized a brand-new memorial to the victims and survivors of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

About two dozen stainless steel letters were found to be torn from the Remembrance Garden memorial, which was just dedicated Monday — the fourth anniversary of the collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 others. 

Mayor R.T. Rybak said the city believes the letters were intentionally removed. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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