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St. Cloud City Council to Fill Empty Seat Tuesday

Six candidates made their case for a spot on the St. Cloud city council on Monday night. Steven Baklaich, Emily Esch, Seal Dwyer, Sonja Berg, Steve Laraway, and Nick Hall each gave a three minute speech to the council, who will make a final decision on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

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St. Cloud Discusses Alternative Plan For Downtown Parking Ramp

St. Cloud is looking into a different plan for a new downtown parking ramp. St. Cloud has $11.56 million in state bonding money for the project. However, recent bids for the project came in too high, with the lowest being $17.4 million. The bids were rejected by the council earlier this month.

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UPDATE: Six Applicants File for Open St. Cloud Council Seat

The list of candidates vying for an open St. Cloud city council seat sits at six. Steven Baklaich, Emily Esch and Seal Dwyer both turned in their complete applications today (Thursday). The other three are Sonja Berg, Steve Laraway, and Nick Hall.

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St. Cloud Approves Sunday Growler Sales

St. Cloud is the latest Minnesota city to allow Sunday growler sales. The city council approved the revised liquor ordinance during their meeting this (Monday) evening. The change comes after the Legislature changed the state law earlier this year, and left the decision up to local governments.

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St. Cloud Taking Applications for Open Ward 2 City Council Seat

If you live in St. Cloud's Ward 2 can now apply to fill an open seat on the city council. The council declared the vacancy during their meeting this (Monday) evening. Former councilwoman Nancy Gohman resigned from the council on May 26th.

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Construction of Downtown St. Cloud Parking Ramp Delayed, Cost Cuts Needed

It's back to the drawing board as St. Cloud city staff tries to find a way to shave several million dollars from the planned downtown St. Cloud parking ramp. The City Council rejected all the bids this (Monday) evening after all four came in well over budget. Councilwoman Carol Lewis has an office downtown and says the delay on the project is frustrating.

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Nancy Gohman
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St. Cloud City Council to Discuss Open Seat

The St. Cloud city council will determine the process for filling a vacant seat on the council during their meeting on Monday night. Nancy Gohman resigned from the council on May 26th, after winning a close election back in November.

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High Bids Cause New Downtown St. Cloud Parking Ramp to be Scaled Back

Construction of the new parking ramp in downtown St. Cloud has hit a road block. The four bids the city received from the contractors are all well over budget. The city has $11.56 million in state bonding money to spending on the project. However, the lowest of the four bids nearly $17.4 million.

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Nancy Gohman
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St. Cloud City Councilwoman Nancy Gohman Resigns

For the second time in seven months St. Cloud city councilwoman Nancy Gohman has resigned from her position. Gohman sent a resignation letter to the city today (Tuesday) saying that she was stepping down as the representative of Ward 2 effective immediately for personal reasons.

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UPDATE: St. Cloud City Council Approves Quiet Zone for NE Crossing

Residents of the Northeast St. Cloud neighborhood have been asking for a Railroad Quiet Zone for years, and now they're one step closer to getting their wish.
The St. Cloud City Council approved a Quiet Zone this (Monday) evening for the crossing at 4 1/2 Street Northeast.

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