ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Police Chief Selection Committee has narrowed the field of candidates to three finalists. Five finalists were announced earlier this week and two candidates were dismissed following interviews Wednesday.

The three finalists are Wm. Blair Anderson, Chief Deputy with the Carver County Sheriff's Office, David Ebinger, Chief of Police with the Moorhead Police Department and Richard Wilson, Interim Chief of Police in St. Cloud.

Mayor Dave Kleis will now review the three candidates and select the winner.

The city is replacing retired Chief Dennis Ballantine who stepped down earlier this year.