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St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis Highlights True Meaning of Memorial Day

(KNSI) – Local leaders remind residents that the holiday weekend is more than boats and barbecues. It was the topic of St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis’ weekly address. “This Monday is Memorial Day. The date that our nation sets aside to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and our liberty and […]

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Anne Buckvold Joins Race for St. Cloud Mayor

(KNSI) — Another candidate has declared their intention to run for Mayor of St. Cloud. Anne Buckvold announced her candidacy over the weekend with a kickoff at the Great River Regional Library. She joins St. Cloud City Councilwoman Carol Lewis, who declared her candidacy last month just a few days after Mayor Dave Kleis said […]

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Local Mayors and Officials Discuss Public Safety Priorities

(KNSI) – On Thursday afternoon, local mayors and public safety officials held an open house community event focused on public safety priorities. Sauk Rapids Mayor Kurt Hunstiger and St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis hosted the event. Kleis explained to KNSI News one area that can be examined is how cities can save money when purchasing […]

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Proposed Road Through Wooded Area Officially Axed by St. Cloud City Council | #citycouncil

(KNSI) — The St. Cloud City Council has formally rejected a proposal to build a road through a wooded area that serves as a 350-foot natural buffer between an industrial site and a residential neighborhood. Brennan Investment Group owns the land where Bluestem/Fingerhut sits off Ridgewood Road. The road would have allowed an outlet from […]

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St. Cloud City Councilwoman Carol Lewis Announces Campaign for Mayor

(KNSI) — St. Cloud City Councilwoman Carol Lewis announced Monday she is running for mayor. Lewis, a lawyer by trade, has been a council member for 12 years and on the St. Cloud School Board for eight years. She told KNSI News she feels she has the experience to lead the city. “I know this […]

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St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis Not Running for Re-election

(KNSI) — St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis announced Friday he is not running for re-election in November. Kleis was first elected to the city office in 2005, defeating incumbent Mayor John Ellenbecker. Before that, he served in the Minnesota Senate for ten years. Kleis ran for re-election unopposed several times but did get several challengers […]

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St. Cloud City Council Rejects Plan for Private Road Through Wooded Area | #citycouncil

(KNSI) — The St. Cloud City Council unanimously rejected Monday night Brennan Investment Group’s request to build a private road through an environmentally sensitive area. The company asked for the road to give easier access to a vacant building behind Bluestem (formerly Fingerhut). The Planned Unit Development (PUD) would have connected the empty building’s northern […]

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Cold Spring City Council Greenlights $9.75 Million Bond for New Fire Hall | #citycouncil

(KNSI) — A years-long saga ended Wednesday in Cold Spring with a whimper rather than a bang. Or so it looks like, anyway. The city council had no one speak during a public hearing on financing for a new fire hall. The group then unanimously approved the authority to bond for up to $9.75 million […]

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St. Cloud City Council to Consider Board Appointments, Contracts, and Improvement Projects Monday Night | #citycouncil

(KNSI) — The St. Cloud City Council meets Monday night and will consider approving appointments to key boards, reviewing contracts, and approving some improvement projects. These items are on the consent agenda, considered routine and approved without discussion unless requested by a council member. The mayor’s office is recommending the approval of Darian Richardson to […]

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Sartell City Council to Tackle Busy Agenda Monday Night | #citycouncil

(KNSI) — Sartell City Council has a busy Monday night meeting schedule planned. A special session is set for 5:00 p.m. and will provide an update on hiring a new public works director. John Kothenbeutel will retire this spring. At 6:00, the council will look to avoid needing to use a mulligan as it debates […]

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