A group of Native American lawmakers in Montana called on the city of Helena on Aug. 15 to remove a memorial to Confederate soldiers from Hill Park in downtown Helena, and the commission directed the city manager to make that happen as soon as possible during an administrative meeting the next day. City staff removed the granite fountain from its pedestal and took it to an undisclosed location Aug. 18.

Here is a sampling of letters to the editor the Independent Record received about the issue. 

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