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Nisswa forms funding group for Greenwood Cemetery improvements

Nisswa’s Greenwood Cemetery is in line for some tender loving care.

The Nisswa City Council approved an agreement Wednesday, June 19, to establish the Friends of Greenwood Cemetery Fund.

The agreement is with the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, a division of Central Minnesota Community Foundation, and is similar to what the city created for the Friends of Nisswa Lake Park.

People will be able to donate to the fund and the city will be able to access those funds to maintain and improve the cemetery.

Also, the city accepted a donation to the Friends of Greenwood Cemetery Fund from Al and Mary Agnes McQuinn for $50,000. The McQuinns propose to donate up to an additional $100,000 in matching funds from other donors.

The Nisswa community will be involved in identifying needed improvements. Widening the cemetery entry is one idea.