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Time is running out for historic church in St. Paul

St. Andrews sanctuary now owned by German school

July 22, 2019 - 6:59 am
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The fate of an historic church building in Saint Paul's Como Park neighborhood could be determined on Monday.

Last week, a Ramsey County judge handed down a temporary restraining order that, for now, blocked the demolition of Saint Andrews Church.  

Judge Jennifer Frisch also gave a local group looking to save the church until this afternoon to post a two-million dollar bond.

A small group of people who want the church building saved turned out for a rally in front of the sanctuary on Sunday.

A GoFundMe page shows the group is nowhere near raising that much money.  

The building went up in the 1920's and was sold by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Catholic Diocese nearly a decade ago when the congregation was merged with another church.  

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It is now owned by the Twin Cities German Immersion School.  

Administrators say they need to tear down the structor to accomodate the school's growing enrollment.

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