LINDSTROM, Minn. (AP) — The Chisago County Board has granted a cemetery permit to a group of Bosnian Muslims, reversing its prior decision to deny it.
The board voted 4-0 to approve the cemetery permit Wednesday, after the board’s attorney warned the county would face religious discrimination claims.READ MORE: Hornets Blister Timberwolves From Long Range, 133-115
The Islamic Community of Bosniaks of Minnesota wants to build the cemetery south of Lindstrom.
The board initially denied the group’s permit in December, even though the county’s planning commission recommended the project and the county’s staff was in support.READ MORE: 'We Just Wanted To Go Hard': Shoppers Endure Early Mornings, Long Lines For Black Friday Deals
But on March 1 the U.S. Justice Department said it was investigating. The group had also threatened litigation.
Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says he’s happy to see a positive resolution.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Wild Celebrates Native American Heritage Day With Special Jerseys
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