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Clark Field future still in doubt

Clark Field future still in doubt Click to Enlarge Photo: School Dist. 742

May 9, 2013 at 6:38 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Historic Clark Field in St. Cloud is in need of a makeover--one that would cost an estimated three-million dollars.

On Wednesday night, the St. Cloud School Board talked about what level of participation the school district might  have if that renovation project moves forward.

Superintendent Bruce Watkins says the district could kick in half the money--one-point-five million dollars--if voters approve of it in the form of a levy referendum that would be on the fall ballot. The district would be a partner in the project only if the primary rerferendum question--on the basic operating levy for the district--also passes. Watkins says that's because educating students is the top priority. 

The Tech Alumni Association has shown a willingness to raise half the renovation costs through private fundraising.

Clark Field is 70 years old. It's been the home of Tech High School football games, but those games were moved to Husky Stadium last fall because of deteriorating bleachers, concession stands and bathrooms.

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