Tag: CITY COUNCIL

Minneapolis Police to Combat Sex Trafficking during Superbowl

Minneapolis Police to Combat Sex Trafficking during Superbowl

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- City leaders are looking to combat sex trafficking before super bowl season starts. Plans on how to crack down sex trafficking are being presented Wednesday morning at the City council by Minneapolis police, city and county official groups, and non profit groups. Authorities said the online sex trafficking market is a problem in Minnesota and many victims are […]

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Assumption Cemetery Solar Garden Vetoed

Assumption Cemetery Solar Garden Vetoed

On Monday night the St. Cloud City Council vetoed a prevent a solar garden from being built in Assumption Cemetery. The solar garden would have included 3,600 solar panels in a ten acre area in the cemetery. The application failed to provide a plan for wetlands delineation and mitigation. The plan was brought by Novel Energy Solutions of Rochester on […]

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Sauk Rapids Approval Raises Concerns

Sauk Rapids Approval Raises Concerns

Sauk Rapid residents are concerned that a new project will raise property taxes. The city looks at multiple road projects downtown including Benton Drive, Second Avenue South, Third Avenue South and Sixth Street South. The purpose of the project is to replace infrastructure placed there 60-80 years ago. The project includes street repair, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, streetscaping and decorative […]

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Street Light Project Awaiting Approval

Street Light Project Awaiting Approval

ST CLOUD- The St. Cloud City Council is considering a project for new street lights to be installed in the city. Apex Efficiency Solutions, a company specializing in energy efficiency, has offered a contract to improve street lights in St. Cloud. The project is estimated to cost around $7.13 million. The plan for new street lights would install almost 3,200 […]

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City Council discusses membership fees for Whitney Senior Center

ST CLOUD. Minnesota – The St. Cloud City Council began moving forward on a proposal on Monday to add a membership fee at the Whitney Senior Center. While no formal action was taken, council members discussed the fee at length. St. Cloud residents would be able to have 40 dollars waived from their fee, but nonresidents would have to pay […]

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Waite Park City Hall lobby is going under planned renovations

Waite Park City Hall lobby is going under planned renovations

WAITE PARK, Minnesota – Renovations are going as planned for the Waite Park City Hall. Construction started in September to create additional office space and make safety improvements. Waite Park City Administrator Shawna Johnson said the upgrades will involve turning two separate counters into one L-shaped counter, and installing bullet proof glass windows. Reconstruction of the lobby should be finished […]

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Development project brings controversy to community

Development project brings controversy to community

A boost in economic growth and development may come at a price to some residents in St. Cloud after the city council recently approved a new $19 million dollar office/retail complex to be put in next to city hall. In order to make the project happen, space is needed for the new building and parking spots. The plan is to […]

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SAUK RAPIDS moratorium on solar generators

    SAUK RAPIDS Minn  _ Yesterday the city council of Sauk Rapids launched a moratorium at the city council hall. This was effective immediately after  the launching. The moratorium  is to undertake a study to consider the impact of solar electric generating  project, planning ,and development within the city. The vote was five to Zero among the five council members […]

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City Council Approves Liquor License for JL Beers

City Council Approves Liquor License for JL Beers

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – The St. Cloud City Council approved a liquor license for JL Beers in downtown St. Cloud last night. The Fargo-based beer and burger restaurant will move into the former landmark tavern building. There is still work that needs to be done on the building, including installing new windows, a storefront, as well as some masonry restoration. […]

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St. Cloud City Council and Police Department Reach Wage Increase Agreement

St. Cloud City Council and Police Department Reach Wage Increase Agreement

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – An agreement was reached at the St. Cloud City Council meeting last night. The city of St. Cloud and the St. Cloud Police Department reached a contract agreement on wage increases extending to July of 2017. These include a one percent increase starting in January of 2015. The wage will continue to increase by one percent […]

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