Back in March, St. Cloud, Minnesota was excited. Vice President Joe Biden was in town to announce that the town would be receiving an influx of money from the stimulus plan. The money would be spent on much-needed infrastructure improvements and transportation projects. Now that excitement has been replaced by questions, mainly: is the stimulus money actually creating jobs in St. Cloud? Helping The Takeaway understand what’s happening on the ground are Minnesota Public Radio reporter Ambar Espinoza and The Takeaway's Political Director Andrea Bernstein.
Our friends at Pro Publica, the independent investigative organization, are tracking the stimulus in St. Cloud closely. Read their story, Primed for a Stimulus Ride, St. Cloud Wonders When the Bus Will Arrive.