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$1M in state funding pledged for Marshals Museum

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FORT SMITH (AP) - Officials say the planned U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith will receive about $1 million from the state's surplus sometime after the start of the new fiscal year this summer.

The appropriation for the new museum was included in legislation signed earlier this month by Gov. Mike Beebe.

The $50 million museum will honor the history of the U.S. Marshals Service. Groundbreaking is tentatively set for September 2014.

Museum President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dunn says the state funding will likely be used to help office operations and support fundraising efforts.

Dunn tells the Southwest Times Record the museum has raised about $11.5 million so far. It expects to bring in about $5 million when the U.S. Mint issues a commemorative coin in 2015 honoring the Marshals Service.

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