News St. Joseph — 05 December 2013
EDA to use Lake Wobegon Trailhead building

by Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

The Economic Development Authority will use the Lake Wobegon Trailhead building as an office one day each week.

St. Joseph City Council members voted to upgrade the facility with heating and air conditioning, with total costs not to exceed $20,000. Since it’s a regional facility, sales-tax funds can be used.

EDA Director Cynthia Smith-Strack had met with the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce representatives to discuss options for using city space for an office. The Lake Wobegon option was suggested  for use since the EDA helped with the funding and construction of the facility.

The Chamber would provide the dates they need the building and the city would rent the building year-round for the remaining dates. This will allow the building to be used for events, meetings and other gatherings.

photo by Cori Hilsgen
The St. Joseph City Council recently voted to upgrade the Lake Wobegon Trail welcome center facility with heating and air conditioning so the city will be able to rent out the building year round.

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Cori Hilsgen
Cori Hilsgen

Cori Hilsgen is a contributing writer for the St. Joseph and Sartell Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a B.A. degree from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other peoples’ stories through the pages of “The Newsleaders”.

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