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Dayton Appoints Top Staffer to Economic Development Post

Gov. Mark Dayton's economic development chief is stepping down. Dayton announced Thursday that Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben would step down April 22.

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(Photo: City of Sartell)
(Photo: City of Sartell)
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Sartell Officials Weigh in on Draft for 2016 Comprehensive Plan

Sartell officials have begun piecing together their goals for the 2016 comprehensive plan. During a special meeting tonight (Monday) members of the Sartell city council, planning commission, park board and economic development committee weighed in on what direction the city should take over the next 20 to 30 years.

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Waite Park City Hall, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Waite Park City Hall, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Survey: Waite Park Residents Feel City Lacks Own Identity

Waite Park officials were presented phase one of a three phase process regarding their land use study conducted by St. Cloud State University. Back in November residents were asked to take a 24 question survey highlighting several key questions about the past, present and future vision for Waite Park.

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Benton County Pitching Economic Development Organization

Benton County is looking to create an economic development organization to help attract new businesses to the county and grow the ones already in operation.

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Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
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Waite Park Council Approves To Move Forward With Land Use Study Agreement

St. Cloud State University will now be responsible for figuring out the best way to grow the undeveloped areas of Waite Park. Last week the council sat down with SCSU economic professors King Banian and Rich MacDonald to hear their proposal on how to evaluate the areas in need.

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Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
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Waite Park, SCSU to Partner On Plan for Future Growth in the City

Waite Park is exploring ways to better utilize the undeveloped areas of the city at they look towards the future. The city last updated their comprehensive plan back in 2006, and felt with the change in development and growth of the city, the ideas planned for those areas do not fit the mold for today.

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Minn. Unemployment Rate Unchanged In May

Minnesota's unemployment rate is unchanged in May compared to the previous month, as employers added 8,400 jobs.

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St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis
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Kleis Looks to Grow Business in Third Mayoral Term

When Dave Kleis takes the Oath of Office in January, he'll be hitting the ground running. Kleis was re-elected to a third term as St. Cloud's mayor earlier this month.

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St. Cloud Economic Development Authority to Develop Strategic Plan

St. Cloud's newly created Economic Development Authority is holding meetings this week to develop a strategic plan for its future. EDA Director Cathy Mehelich says this is a new organization and they need a clear set of goals and initiatives.

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New Economic Development Leader Starts St. Cloud Job Thursday

The leader of a new economic development corporation for the St. Cloud Area starts tomorrow and John Kramer has some work to do. He'll head up the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation which will be responsible for bringing new businesses to the area but also retaining existing businesses.

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