A legal battle between the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and leaders of the now-defunct Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy charter school is nearing its end.

The ACLU announced Friday that a settlement reached earlier this year to resolve a 2009 civil case has been approved by all parties.

The ACLU sued TiZA in January 2009, accusing the school of using taxpayer money to promote Islam at its campuses in Blaine and Inver Grove Heights.

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