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Advancing Community Major road projects, commercial development mark growth in Central Minnesota. CITY OF ST. CLOUD “The City of St. Cloud saw a tremendous increase in the number of permits for construction over the last year,” St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis said. He predicts continued growth over the next few years. Major projects completed recently include the River’s Edge Convention Center parking ramp, the St. Cloud


Family YMCA, and the St. Cloud River Walk. Downtown remains a major focus of the city at this time. “We are in the midst of a major resurfacing of Fifth Avenue, which will serve as a significant complement to downtown businesses, the new ramp and the city’s streetscape,” he said. The location planned for the new Tech High School

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has also led to positive development along the corridor of Highway 15 and 33rd Street. “This location is set up perfectly for both commercial and residential,” Kleis said. CITY OF SARTELL “It’s fair to say growth has been steady in Sartell over the last year,” said Anita Archambeau,

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planning and community development director, City of Sartell. “At this time, we are nearing completion of the Sartell Community Center and believe growth will continue in the town square area of Sartell,” she said. A few new projects are in the works, including a 20,000-square-foot facility on Highway 15 next to

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