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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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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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New Corporation Unveiled To Enhance Economic Development

The St. Cloud Area Economic Development Partnership is being dissolved and in its wake is a new organization. The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation has been created to handle economic development duties formerly done by The Partnership.

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