Costco Is Coming To St. Cloud, But At What Cost?

ST. CLOUD, Minn — March 26, 2018


It’s been exactly one month since the official announcement came, that an area around Heritage Park would become a Costco. But for the better part of the year, St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis dropped hints that this was the plan all along. This arrangement angered many people within the community and that lead to some contentious interactions at city hall. 


Over that month, the city council meetings have been filled with arguments and accusations. 


On this program we take a look at how it got there. We talk with all the players involved. You’ll hear from two city council members, a St. Cloud citizen and a 14 year-old-year boy who showed us how to do local government right. 


While listening, think about what process tells us about civic engagement and civil discourse.

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