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New Waite Park Planning and Community Development director Jon Noerenberg talks about move to the city. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
New Waite Park Planning and Community Development director Jon Noerenberg talks about move to the city. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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New Waite Park Planning Director Excited For New Opportunity [VIDEO]

Just a month into the job and the new Waite Park Planning and Community Director is making his mark on the city. After spending the past eight years as the planning assistant in Mankato, Jon Noerenberg now shifts his focus to continuing the growth in Waite Park.

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Proposed blueprints of future Waite Park hotel site. (Photo: Silver Leaf Group)
Proposed blueprints of future Waite Park hotel site. (Photo: Silver Leaf Group)
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Waite Park Officials Want More Time to Think On Proposed Hotel Project

Waite Park officials want more time to discuss plans for a two-hotel and conference center. During this (Monday) evening's City Council meeting a public hearing was held to discuss the Tax Increment Financing proposal the Silver Leaf Group is asking on the project.

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WACOSA in Waite Park. (Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
WACOSA in Waite Park. (Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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Former WACOSA Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing Vulnerable Adult

An investigation by the Minnesota Department of Human Services says a former staffer with WACOSA in Waite Park allegedly sexually abused a vulnerable adult. WACOSA provides training and employment support for those with disabilities.

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Proposed blueprints of future Waite Park hotel site. (Photo: Silver Leaf Group)
Proposed blueprints of future Waite Park hotel site. (Photo: Silver Leaf Group)
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Waite Park Hotel Project Clears One Hurdle, Opens More Among Residents

Plans for a two-hotel and conference center has climbed another hurdle but not without causing some residents concern. During tonight’s (Tuesday) Planning Commission meeting the board unanimously approved the plotting and PUD of the proposed hotel site.

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Waite Park Police Looking For Three Suspects Who Robbed Motel 6

Waite Park Police are asking for help to identify three suspects involved in a robbery at the Motel 6 on Sunday night. The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. at 815 1st Street South.

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Proposed blueprints of future Waite Park hotel site. (Photo: Silver Leaf Group)
Proposed blueprints of future Waite Park hotel site. (Photo: Silver Leaf Group)
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Waite Park To Hold Public Hearing On Proposed Hotel Project

Waite Park officials want to hear your thoughts on the two-hotel and convention center projects planned for the city. The Waite Park Planning Commission is holding a public hearing tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m.

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(PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Waite Park Offers New Staff Position to Mankato Planning Assistant [AUDIO]

Waite Park has chosen their new Planning and Community Development director. Jonathon Noerenberg has been offered the position during a special meeting this (Thursday) afternoon.

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Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
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Woods Farmer Seed & Nursery Open For Business at New Facility [AUDIO & PHOTOS]

After 57 years operating in the heart of St. Cloud Woods Farmer Seed and Nursery is open for business at its new location in Waite Park. Woods Farmer Seed and Nursery held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning (Wednesday).

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(PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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UPDATE: Waite Park Names Three Finalists For New Staff Position

Interviews are expected to begin this week to fill a new staff position in Waite Park. The city has begun the search for their new Planning and Community Development director.

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A look inside the wood shop that built the rail cars for the Great Northern Railroad. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
A look inside the wood shop that built the rail cars for the Great Northern Railroad. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Climbing Aboard the Great Northern Railway [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we climb aboard the Great Northern Railway and see how the railroad shaped the city of Waite Park.

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