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The Dakota County Historical Society and the County Board agree that the outdated Lawshe Memorial Museum in South St. Paul needs work. But they're divided on whether to renovate the existing building or start from scratch somewhere else.
The County Board's physical development committee — which includes all seven board members — voted to delay a decision on if and how to renovate the museum, pending additional information and funding.
The Historical Society's board of trustees voted unanimously last month to include another option: moving the museum to the central part of the county. But that would cost more than $5 million, compared with between $3 million and $4 million for a renovation.