Apr 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Mayor Dave Kleis delivered his eighth State of the City speech Tuesday.
The mayor made three major announcements during the 35-minute address.
First, the mayor announced that Allegiant Airlines will not suspend service for a two month period starting in August as had been announced earlier. Allegiant has enjoyed strong ridership numbers since launching twice-weekly service to Phoenix-Mesa in mid-December.
The mayor announced the city and St. Cloud State have entered into a law enforcement agreement. Three officers from the St. Cloud Police Department's Investigate Unit will be assigned to patrol the SCSU campus starting this month. The university will pick up the cost. Kleis says it's being done in an effort to reduce violent crime on and near the campus.
The mayor also announced he's offering neighboring cities the opportunity to join the Regional Human Rights Office free of charge for the next 30 months. Community Development Block Grant funds would be used to cover the cost. St. Cloud is currently the only city aligned with the office after St. Joseph pulled out a few months ago.
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