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St. Cloud: Changing the racist status quo



By Myrle B. Cooper

Contributing Writer


St. Cloud’s frantic “last place aversion” efforts to attract new businesses while diverting attention from its reputation for crime, homophobia, racism, sexism and xenophobia would get standing ovations at the Comedy Store and The Improv. Since St. Cloud’s Area Economic Development Partnership, Chamber of Commerce and mayor, Dave Kleis, have all failed miserably to lure new businesses, they adopted George W. Bush’s advice: “If you can fool some of the people all the time, those are the ones you want to concentrate on.” Evidently, few are fooled. In desperation, Kleis procures tin-cup circulating beggars, carnival sideshow barkers with PowerPoint presentations, and house slaves to fabricate stories about St. Continue Reading →

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