ST. CLOUD - St. Cloud Floral is buying Blooming Creations in Waite Park. St. Cloud Floral owner Rhoda Paurus says she and Blooming Creations owner John Malikowski have known each other for a long time. She says he'll be joining the St. Cloud Floral staff.

Paurus says Blooming Creations' last day will be July 31st. That location on 4th Avenue Northeast in Waite Park will then close, and they'll operate just out of the St. Cloud Floral location downtown.

Paurus and her husband have owned the store since 2011.