Costco moves to intervene in lawsuit against St. Cloud

Costco moves to intervene in lawsuit against St. Cloud Photo: KSTP-TV

December 04, 2018 09:08 AM

Costco Wholesale wants to intervene in a lawsuit against the City of St. Cloud.

The group, Citizens for Government Accountability, is suing the city claiming its sale of Heritage Park land to Costco is a violation of state law because it was sold for less than fair market value.

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Costco bought about 19 acres in Heritage Park for $3.5 million last July. The group claims the land is worth at least $6 million.

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Costco, in court documents, says it wants to join the lawsuit because the plaintiffs are suing only the city, even though they knew Costco and the city had signed a purchase agreement.

The St. Cloud Times says Stearns County Judge Shan Wang heard arguments Monday on Costco's motion to intervene and has 90 days rule on it.

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