Bill introduced to fund Edina Veterans Memorial

The Minnesota House is considering funding a portion of the Edina Veterans Memorial.

Rep. Ron Erhardt and Rep.Paul Rosenthal, both Democrats from Edina, introduced a bill that would provide a $250,000 grant to fund half of the cost of the memorial.

The memorial is planned for Utley Park at the corner of Wooddale Avenue and West 50th Street.

If approved by the House, the grant won’t be available until $250,000 is raised elsewhere, according to the legislation. So far, $120,000 has been raised, according to the city. To begin construction, $450,000 has to be raised.

The legislation has been sent to the State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs Committee for consideration.