ST. CLOUD - St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis is putting the finishing touches on his 10th annual State of the City address. He'll deliver the speech next Tuesday. He says he created the address as an opportunity to highlight some of the positive things happening in the city.

Kleis says a lot of the things he's talked about in previous speeches have become reality.



Kleis says other things he's checked off his "to do" list from previous state of the city speeches include: the police partnership with St. Cloud State University, the new Law Enforcement Center, the new Fire Halls, and the expanded River's Edge Convention Center.

Kleis also acknowledged that another big priority, daily air service, has come an gone in the past year.

However, not everything he's highlighted in the past has become a reality. For example, in last year's speech he talked about renovating the Amtrak train station, and re-opening Friedrich quarry park. Kleis won't tip his hand for next week's speech, but he hinted there may be some updates...


Kleis says he also likes the opportunity to highlight some of the individuals, organizations, and groups that are doing good things in the city. 

Kleis' State of the City Address is next Tuesday, April 7th at 12:30 p.m. at the River's Edge Convention Center. It will be broadcast live on AM 1240 WJON.