Tricounty News

Veteran's Service Office moving

Stearns County's Veterans Service Office will be moving to a new location this summer.

The Veterans Service Office currently rents space at 116Ð10th Avenue North in downtown St. Cloud, a block away from the County campus. As of July 2011, staff will be located at the Stearns County Service Center.

Space at the current location is no longer adequate. The building is not completely handicap accessible. Parking is very limited. The smaller office lacks privacy for clients. Plus, veterans prefer not to drive downtown. Moving to the County's Service Center would eliminate these issues. Additionally, the County would save approximately $8,000 a year in rent and maintenance costs.

"This makes all the sense in the world," commented Commissioner DeWayne Mareck.

The Veterans Service Office in downtown St. Cloud will close at the end of June to move. They'll re-open at the Service Center, which is located near Mill's Fleet Farm, at 3301 County Road 138 in Waite Park, around July 1st.