Judy Garland Museum meets deadline to purchase land in Grand Rapids

The Judy Garland Museum of Northeast Minnesota will be able to purchase land adjacent to its property with a donation from a credit union in Superior, Wis.

A $125,000 bid on the green space next to Garland’s first home – part of a larger museum on the highway. 169 — was for sale These last months. The museum, which has long had permission from the landowners to use the tree property, had the right of first refusal. It had raised 65% in the first week of November, and Superior Choice Credit Union said last week it would donate the rest, helping the museum meet a deadline.

“This land purchase and strong partnership will allow the museum to expand its offerings and allow more children to experience interactive learning,” credit union president Tim Foster said in a statement. A press release.

The museum includes the Children’s Discovery Museum.

JANA HOLLINGSWORTH

SMALL FALLS

Morrison Co. renews request for information on Brisk homicide

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office this week renewed a call for the public’s help in the investigation into the murder of Terrence “Terry” Brisk, who was shot with his own rifle while hunting Nov. 7, 2016, about 10 miles north of Little Falls.

“According to evidence at the scene, the suspect was in close proximity to [Brisk] and we believe that [Brisk] and the suspect allegedly interacted before the homicide took place,” Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen said in a news release. “Our office continues to review the physical evidence gathered and, with the changing technology, we continue to look for ways to keep this business active. “

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is participating in the investigation. Officials are asking anyone with information — even if they’re not sure the information is important to share — to call the sheriff’s office at 320-632-9233 or share the tip online at crimestoppersmn.org.

Authorities are offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

JENNY BERG

ROCHESTER

Olmsted housing director joins national task force

Olmsted County Housing Director Dave Dunn has been named to a national housing affordability task force.

More than 30 county officials from across the United States are joining the National Association of Counties’ Housing Task Force to examine local government efforts to address the cost of housing.

“When Olmsted County residents struggle to find affordable housing, they are unable to fully contribute to our community,” Dunn said in a statement. “…I hope we can bring innovative ideas to our community and help other counties across the country learn from our experiences.”

TREY MEWES

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