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Willmar, Minn., Islamic Society backed away from school purchase because of cost

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WILLMAR -- Cost was the reason the Islamic Society of Willmar decided not to purchase the Garfield School building and property, a representative of the society said Friday.


Mohamed Hassan said remodeling the building for use as a mosque and religious education center would have been too costly.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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