Makeshift memorials

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This memorial, located at the intersection of 35th Street and 18th Avenue South in Minneapolis, is for Ethan Johnson. The 37-year-old University of Minnesota research associate was killed in a hit-and-run car crash on September 20, 2010.
MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel

Roadside memorials are often seen along the country's highways, typically noting the location where someone died along that road. More recently, homemade memorials have made their way off the streets and into residential neighborhoods. Flowers and balloons as well as photos and handwritten notes can be spotted on city fences or at the bases of trees. Friends and family members create such memorials to mark the last place their loved one was alive. Reporter Nikki Tundel documented some of the makeshift memorials around the Twin Cities.

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