The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota plans to build a permanent home in downtown Mankato, but still needs to raise more than $2 million. So far, the Mankato Free Press reports nearly $1.7 million has been pledged for the $4 million structure.
Executive Director Peter Olson has asked the City Council for $250,000 to buy a piece of property next to the Blue Earth County Library. He claims the museum would have an annual economic impact of $5 million.
Olson told KEYC, "Whatever the council decides, we are still going to be a great partner with them."
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