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St. Cloud to Hold August Public Hearing on Rental House Moratorium

St. Cloud residents concerned about future potential rental properties will have a chance to be heard. The city tonight (Monday) voted to hold a public hearing next month on a possible one-year moratorium on any new single-family homes being converted to rental properties.

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St. Cloud Planning One of the Largest Community Solar Projects in the Country

A major solar energy project is moving forward in St. Cloud. During their meeting tonight (Monday) the city council approved a plan to begin final negotiations for Solar Subscription agreements with SunEdison.

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St. Cloud Aquatic Center, photo courtesy of the city of St. Cloud
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St. Cloud Approves Agreement with YMCA to Build Aquatic and Community Center

A partnership between the city of St. Cloud and the YMCA to build a new Aquatic and Community Center is official. The city council tonight (Monday) approved two agreements; one is the Development Agreement to design and build it jointly. The other is the Operations Agreement, which includes a 20-year lease for the Y, with the city responsible for maintaining the exterior of the facility.

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St. Cloud City Council Approves Plan for Kwik Trip Convenience Store

The first of what could be several new Kwik Trip convenience stores has been approved by the St. Cloud city council. During their meeting tonight (Monday), the council approved the request to rezone a piece of property in southeast St. Cloud.

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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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