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Kleis Says State Budget Is Priority, But Wants Civic Center In Bonding Bill

Dave KleisST. CLOUD — As the Minnesota Legislature deals with a $6-billion budget deficit, there are those who are hoping for a small bonding bill this year.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says he feels the state needs to address the budget first. But, he says if there is a bonding bill they want their only project included….completing the Civic Center expansion.

Kleis says some lawmakers have told him they will fund the project next year during a bonding year. But, he questions why the state wouldn’t do it now when it will cost less.

The city is looking for up to $12-million in bonding money to build a parking ramp, skyway and river features back into the project.

The city has already started expanding the civic center by using food and beverage tax dollars.

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