Minnesota Towns League praises Ledge Amphitheater


(KNSI) – Waite Park’s Ledge Amphitheater has received further recognition.

The Minnesota Cities League held its annual conference in Duluth late last week, handing out its Cities of Excellence awards. Municipalities are sorted by size, with Waite Park selected in the 5,000 to 20,000 population category.

The League of Minnesota Cities says its awards are judged on five factors. A project must meet at least one of the following criteria:

– Improvement of the quality of a city service;
– Developed an effective or innovative way of solving an old or current problem;
– Modified a program of another community or organization to meet the needs of the city;
– Found a way to save the town money while getting the same or better results;
– Creatively involve municipal staff in decision-making.

The League says Waite Park’s Ledge is “a magnificent 5,000-seat open-air outdoor amphitheater”. It indicates that between 60,000 and 80,000 people are expected to attend performances there each year and that the overall economic benefit is $8-10 million per year for the region.


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