Saint Cloud, MN Real Estate News

By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
Toys for Tots Throughout the months of November and December The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new unwrapped toys for needy children in the local community where the campaign was conducted. This wonderful program has been helping make Christmas a lot brighter for children. If you are interested in helping out Toys for Tots all you need to do is request a drop off box for your business or organization and then let everyone know to drop off toys prior to the pick up date when the toys will then be sorted and then wrapped to be given out to children. You can volunteer further by contacting The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. I know it might seem a little early to be thinking about the Christmas season, it is not even Halloween yet, but this is kind of the point ...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
Price Reduced on 819 N 7th Avenue in North St. Cloud - Fantastically affordable! 819 N 7th Avenue, a beautifully maintained 1,372 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm  2 car garage, 1 3/4 story home in North Saint Cloud has just been reduced in price. Now $99,500. This is a wonderful opportunity for first time homebuyers or if you are looking to downsize. This home is priced to sell and is located in North Saint Cloud near the hospital and The Tech College near bus routes and shopping. Call for your appointment to see this lovely home today.   819 N 7th Ave Saint Cloud MN
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
wonderful reasons: Minnesota is a great place to live! - 07/12/10 04:08 PM I have been posting wonderful reasons to love St Cloud MN, as part of my hyper-local challenge to myself. I am very happy with where I live, and so is my wife who has a much broader basis for comparison having lived across this great country in many different areas.It ... (4 comments) wonderful reasons: Pantown Historic Neighborhood District North St Cloud MN - 07/12/10 03:57 PM The Pantown Historic District was built as a group of homes for the workers of the Pan Motor Company and the Pandolfo Manufacturing Company in North St Cloud MN. The auto plant was a 22 acre complex of buildings with underground tunnels and from 1917 to 1921 produced approximately 750 vehicles. The location ... (1 comments) wonderful rea...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
This is part of the list of 100 wonderful reasons to love living in Saint Cloud MN, Please go to the bottom of the page for the link to the rest of the posts. Have a wonderful day. wonderful reasons: The Sartell Dam & Little Rock Lake in Central Minnesota - 09/30/10 04:44 PM Two features in the local central Minnesota area that are connected yet 5 miles apart are the Sartell Dam and Little Rock Lake. So, you may ask, what connects the two? The answer is, the Mississippi River!The Sartell Dam is across the Mississippi River in Sartell, MN and generates hydroelectric power ... (1 comments) wonderful reasons: Park & Ride - 09/29/10 11:13 AM Park & RideI was thinking about what to say about the Park & Ride system for today's post (post number 99 of my series 100 wonderful reasons to love t...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
It has been a very fun and educational ride. The best part of this exercise in blogging is the connections I have made through others here on ActiveRain. I also realized that one of the largest compliments that you can receive is being mentioned with a link in another ActiveRainers blog. I am honored that I have received this huge compliment from 3 professionals that I respect and admire. Anna Banana - http://activerain.com/blogsview/1759741/-like-me-facebook-page-tips-how-to-gain-exposure-for-your-facebook-page Tish - http://activerain.com/blogsview/1838117/i-eat-challenges-for-breakfast-my-30-original-for-30-days-is-complete-look-ma-i-did-it   Karen - http://activerain.com/blogsview/1813658/my-journey-day-16-oh-my- Re-blogging is another huge compliment and several real estate profess...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
Park & Ride I was thinking about what to say about the Park & Ride system for today's post (post number 99 of my series 100 wonderful reasons to love the Saint Cloud area) this morning. Funny thing is there is not a whole lot to really say about the set up. It is a great way to save on gas, you can get some work done while riding instead of driving and the system is really very simple.   If you work in the Twin Cities and live in one of the surrounding areas of the state you can catch a ride to work by simply driving to one of the Park & Ride lots, parking your car, then catching the bus to the train station in Big Lake, then off to the Cities. In the evening you do the same; in reverse. This saves on traffic congestion, gas usage and carbon output from the vehicles. Parking in the lots...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
2012 Olympic hopefuls & BMX Racing at its finest - Pineview Park BMX Saint Cloud MN For some strange reason one of our areas coolest features is still relatively unknown, Saint Cloud has what is considered to be one of the finest BMX race tracks and facilities in the world, Pineview Park BMX. Pineview Park BMX Track started when the parents of two 14 year old boys decided that they really wanted to get into BMX racing. At the time, 13 years ago, the BMX racing track that was available to the 2 young men was located in Brainerd. After months of heading up to Brainerd several times a week with their bikes and equipment to practice and to race, the boys and their parents thought that it would be a good idea to start a track here in Saint Cloud. What started as something a couple of local m...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
This blog is going to write itself, and could go unwritten for the most part, and here's why. There are alot of people who won't read this because of the title, unless they think it's about tracking down Buyers, and others who will read it but could probably write it better. One option I considered was putting up the title, with a request to "fill in your hunting stories in the comments ." But that wouldn't be right. Every year at this time I reflect on what hunting means to me, and why I do the work that is needed to go and live in the woods for extended periods of time. Planning, checking and repairing gear, packing, & driving. Followed by all of the rigors of camp life. Then diving, unpacking, cleaning & repairing gear, etc. Some people would say, "Oh, just go to the store and buy it...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
Stearns History Museum & Reaserch Center in Saint Cloud Minnesota Stearns History Museum offers two floors of exhibits, the Research Center, a Museum Store, and a children's playroom. It is also home to multiple local events and club meetings, everything from the book club to the Genealogy Program. The 100 acre Museum grounds are beautiful, with four miles of walking trails, woods, prairie and the ponds of Heritage Park, it is a really nice place to spend the day. There is always something new going on at Stearns History Museum, new attractions are being added and the Fall Calendar should prove to be a lot of fun for the museum's visitors. The schedule this year includes: Letters from China, a chocolate tour, a Pink Panther exhibit, (the day camp for children in the month of October wil...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
Snowmobiling in Minnesota - The Sauk Rapids/Saint Cloud Area Trails & Waterways Snowmobiling is a blast. Getting dressed up in your warmest outfit and going out to play in the snow is a huge pass time here in central Minnesota on a snowy day. The Minnesota DNR Sauk Rapids/Saint Cloud Area Trails & Waterways has a registered 35,476 snowmobiles in their work area. The area has over 30 snowmobile clubs and the state has over 20,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, and 18,000 of those miles are maintained by local snowmobile clubs. As you can see snowmobiling is very popular here in central Minnesota. There have been all kinds of snowmobiles in central Minnesota for years. I found this picture of a homemade snowmobile from 1910. The description says that it is on the Mississippi River he...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
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School District 742 of Saint Cloud Minnesota A state and nationally recognized leader in innovative education, St. Cloud Area School District 742 has a total of 1,589 full and part-time employees, including 782 teachers, 29 administrators and 778 support staff. District 742 is the 17th largest school district in Minnesota serving a population of 96,660 people. The largest school district in Central Minnesota, District 742 works to ensure the education of nearly 9,500 Saint Cloud area students each school day. According to the ST CLOUD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 742 ANNUAL REPORT  ON CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT  (released in September 2009) the mission of District 742 is to prepare all learners, in partnership with their families and the community, to live and contribute wi...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
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Tri-County Crime Stoppers of Minnesota Tri-County Crime Stoppers of Minnesotaserving the central Minnesota counties of Benton, Stearns and Sherburne. Saint Cloud Minnesota is positioned in 3 counties in central Minnesota. While this is wonderful for choices when buying a St. Cloud home it can make for some interesting coordination problems with local law enforcement. Yet here in Saint Cloud and the Tri-County area of Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties our local law enforcement agencies have not only come up with ways to work through this but to increase their ability to work together and to include the local citizens and the general public in solving crimes. Tri-County Crime Stoppers has set up an easy way for people to give information reguarding crimes in the Tri-County area witho...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
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St. Cloud Hospital and the CentraCare Health System are top rated. There have been multiple prestigious awards given to this fantastic group of men and women who help keep our area's health standards some of the highest in the nation. The Top 100 hospital list for 2009 was recently announced from Thomson Reuters® and included the St. Cloud Hospital which was honored in the Teaching Hospitals Category.This is not the first award, in the 17 years the honor has been given, St. Cloud Hospital has been included 8 times. The St. Cloud Hospital has also received the highest recognition from Thomson Reuters®, The Everest Award, the honor of Magnet Designation twice, the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, Joint Commission Accreditation and the U.S. News & World Report - Top 50 Ranking. A...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
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In many ways St. Cloud, MN will always be a small town, even in the way business is done, but the volume of business is another matter. St. Cloud is a Retail Giant, drawing shoppers from hours away, to this centrally located, easy to get around, horn of plenty! The 2009 census estimate for St. Cloud is 67,136, but the service population often swells to over 250,000. People come here for school, medical care, and quite regularly to buy whatever they need, from cars to clothing, groceries to electronics, building supplies to farms equipment. St. Cloud is a shorter drive than Minneapolis-St. Paul, and less freeway/more ground level, for many people, and, almost everything is less expensive here! Conveniently located in and around the malls are plentiful shops and boutiques. Saint Cloud al...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
ARMY Aviation Support & St Cloud MN Blackhawk Facility In 2009 the Army National Guard built a $37.2 million 80,000 square foot hangar to house Blackhawk and Chinook Helicopters. The massive building was constructed on 52 acres of land at the St. Cloud Regional Airport in Sherburne County St. Cloud Minnesota. The new facility was necessary to be built as the National Guard ran out of space at Holman Field in St. Paul. Mostly the helicopters will be flying to Camp Ripley just north of Little Falls Minnesota. Major Shawn Manke said "...what this facility is doing is allowing us to have another facility for training, take some of the pressure off the facility in St. Paul and then allow us to be dual roles so you can support from both areas." We live within a few miles of the St. Cloud Reg...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
North St. Cloud St. Cloud   View Details 819 N 7th Avenue 1 3/4 Story Residential 1372 sqft MLS® $104,900 Sunday, September 12, 2010 11:30 AM  to  1:00 PM Sauk Rapids Sauk Rapids   View Details 1860 Eastern Star Loop 2 Story Split Residential 2480 sqft MLS® $204,900 Sunday, September 12, 2010 1:30 PM  to  3:00 PM Rice Rice    View Details 127 Juno Place 2 Story Residential 2610 sqft MLS® $279,900 Sunday, September 12, 2010 3:30 PM  to  5:00 PM
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
Saint Cloud Regional Airport in St. Cloud MN     The St. Cloud Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of St. Cloud and is part of the Public Services Section of the city's government. The airfield at the St. Cloud Regional Airport has 2 runways.  The primary runway, (13-31) heading northwest-southeast is 7,000 feet long and 150 feet wide constructed with 12 inch thick steel reinforced concrete. The secondary crosswind runway (5-23) heading southwest-northeast is 3,000 feet long and 75 feet wide of bituminous pavement.   Originally constructed, in 1969 the runways and taxiways were built using a federally approved porous friction course, they were rehabilitated in 1985. In 2001 the primary runway was completed by extending it to the current length. The Mission of the St. Clou...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
St Cloud is centrally located in MN and we are just a short trip to a LOT of really cool stuff! Heading south about 45 minutes to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul provides the most choices of activities and venues.  The Mall of America, Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves and Wild games, the Science Museum, and a list of favorite dining spots to name a few.  The airport is about an hour and a half from our home. Visiting the Twin Cities usually has the added benefit of seeing one or more relatives living around the metro area.   Duluth is about 2 hours to the northeast on the shore of Lake Superior. This is a favorite spot for events like the Bay Front Blues Festival, and Grandmas Marathon, but on any given day we could drive to Duluth and have lunch at Belissio (italian resturant) ...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
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Summer Fun at SummerLand St. Cloud MN One of the fun places to go in St. Cloud is SummerLand Family Fun Park, just north of Highway 23 on the east side. SummerLand is open for the Labor Day weekend and offers fun for kids of all ages. SummerLand Family Fun Park features include a 350 foot waterslide that twists and turns and ends in a heated pool, a go Kart track that has banked turns and plenty of curves, and a miniature golf course with lakes. This is a great place to have a fun day. Other SummerLand attractions include: Indy Karts Can Am Go-Karts Double go Karts the new Jr. Kart Moon Walk bumper boats Kid Kountry a picnic shelter Concession stand video arcade Batting cages- both fast and slow pitch     We have had a lot of fun out at SummerLand racing go Karts, playing miniature golf...
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By Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.
(RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate)
Years ago I worked with a guy named Ken, who in the middle of summer, had a wool jacket on the front seat of his car. I asked him why he had it on a hot day like this, and his response was, "If you don't like the weather in Minnesota, just wait, it'll change." He was right of course. I have lived in the St. Cloud area for 45 years, and it is very moderate here, but we do see some extreme weather. Most notably, we seem to be on the same system as the Dakotas, where the wind blows hard and the thunderstorms mature and grow. In the summer we get alot from the southwest (South Dakota), and in the winter from the northwest (North Dakota). Most summers here are pretty nice, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s in daytime, and cooler at night. Our central air is on for maybe 10-15 days in the ...
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