Islamic group buys former Medtronic HQ in St. Anthony

The group called the Abu-Huraira Islamic Center purchased the building for $1.9 million on Aug. 23, despite the St. Anthony City Council's June rejection of the group's proposal, the Star Tribune reports. The council said a religious and cultural center was not compatible with the site's light-industrial zoning. A lawyer for the Islamic group said its plans for the center have not changed, but it's not clear how the group would get around the council ruling.
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The group called the Abu-Huraira Islamic Center purchased the building for $1.9 million on Aug. 23, despite the St. Anthony City Council's June rejection of the group's proposal, the Star Tribune reports. The council said a religious and cultural center was not compatible with the site's light-industrial zoning. A lawyer for the Islamic group said its plans for the center have not changed, but it's not clear how the group would get around the council ruling.

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