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A calm sits over George Friedrich Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
A calm sits over George Friedrich Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Land Swap Planned to Re-Open St. Cloud’s Friedrich Park

We now know more about St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis' plan to re-open a park in the southeast part of town. The plan to open Friedrich park hinges on the approval of a land swap between the city and St. Cloud State University.

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St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, photo by WJON.com's Jay Caldwell
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, photo by WJON.com's Jay Caldwell
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UPDATE: New High Tech Streetlights Unveiled During ‘State of the City’

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis has unveiled a plan to bring some new high tech street lights to much of the city. During his "State of the City" address today (Tuesday) he talked about the plan for lights, cameras and information.

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St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis Preparing for 10th Annual ‘State of the City’ [AUDIO]

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis is putting the finishing touches on his 10th annual State of the City address. He'll deliver the speech next Tuesday. He says he created the address as an opportunity to highlight some of the positive things happening in the city.

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Image courtesy of the city of St. Cloud
Image courtesy of the city of St. Cloud
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St. Cloud City Council to Vote On Land Swap with District 742 [AUDIO]

A land swap that would help pave the way for a new St. Cloud Technical High School could to take another step forward tonight (Monday). The city council is expected to approve the deal during their meeting, which will trade 40-acres of city-owned land to the St. Cloud Area School District in exchange for 66-acres of land.

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Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
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Work On New Downtown St. Cloud Parking Ramp to Begin April 1st [AUDIO]

Work on a new parking ramp in downtown St. Cloud will begin in just a few weeks. One block of 5th Avenue North, between West St. Germain Street ant 1st Street North, will be closed to traffic starting April 1st. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says the 400-plus stall parking ramp will be built on the parking lot behind the Mexican Village and will go over 5th Avenue.

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Photo courtesy of St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis
Photo courtesy of St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis
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2nd Annual Weihnachtsmarkt Is Friday Evening In Downtown St. Cloud [AUDIO]

A traditional German Christmas Market known as a Weihnachtsmarkt is this Friday in downtown St. Cloud. Mayor Dave Kleis says they'll be serving a lot of traditional German foods and drinks.

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St. Cloud City Council Approves 2015 Budget, 10 New City Employees [AUDIO]

St. Cloud has put up the "Help Wanted" sign. The city council has approved the budget for 2015, which includes the hiring of 10 new employees. Mayor Dave Kleis says the additional staff are needed, after years of belt-tightening.

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St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Mayor, City Council Hold Dedication Ceremony For New Downtown St. Cloud Parking Ramp

It will still be several months before you see any real changes to a downtown St. Cloud parking lot, but Mayor Dave Kleis and City Council members went ahead and held a groundbreaking ceremony this (Monday) for the new parking ramp. The council then spent time going over design options during their study session.

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The parking lot behind the Mexican Village will now become a parking ramp thanks to state bonding money. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
The parking lot behind the Mexican Village will now become a parking ramp thanks to state bonding money. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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St. Cloud Mayor: Plans For New Downtown Parking Ramp Moving Forward [AUDIO]

Earlier this year the Minnesota State Legislature approved spending nearly $11.6 million in the bonding bill for a new parking ramp in downtown St. Cloud. Ground hasn't been broken on the project yet, but St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says it is moving forward.

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St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, Photo by WJON.com's Jay Caldwell
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, Photo by WJON.com's Jay Caldwell
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St. Cloud Mayor Includes New Hires In 2015 Budget Proposal

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis wants to add 13 people to the city staff, including putting five more police officers on the street. Kleis laid out his city budget proposal for 2015 during this (Monday) evening's council meeting.

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