Contact Us

St. Cloud Police Chief, Civic Facilities Director to Retire

City of St. Cloud website

ST. CLOUD — St. Cloud is losing two of its department heads in the next two months.

Police Chief Dennis Ballantine has announced he is retiring. Ballantine was a 33-year veteran of the Ames, Iowa Police Department and served as its Chief of Police for 17 years. He was hired as the Police Chief in St. Cloud in December 2001.

Mayor Dave Kleis says Ballantine has been an asset to the city of St. Cloud.  He says the chief has worked with the community to implement safety initiatives.  He also oversaw the construction of the new police station and kept the project under budget and on time.

Civic Facilities Director Lyle Mathiasen is also retiring. Mathiasen runs the Municipal Athletic Complex, Whitney Senior Center, Paramount Theatre and Civic Center. He is retiring at the end of December.  Kleis says Mathiasen has saved St. Cloud taxpayers  a lot of money over the years by keeping the Civic Center and MAC in the black.

Kleis says they will do some re-structuring of the Civic Facilities Division as they move forward and public discussions will take place on filling the Police Chief position.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!