ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- For the first time in 14 years a sitting United States Vice President will visit St. Cloud.

The White House has announced Kamala Harris will be in town Thursday.

The last time we had a V-P visit was in 2009 when Joe Biden was at New Flyer touting an economic stimulus package.

Mayor Dave Kleis says a high-level stop like this is very important to the city.

It not only puts you on the map as a city nationally but internationally because their visits are followed in the news more than just locally or statewide.  It's extremely important, it highlights the things you're doing in a community and it's an opportunity to talk to somebody that's in a position of authority.

Kleis says St. Cloud has a number of partnerships with the federal government which he hopes to strengthen during Harris' time in town. He says he does know that he'll get to meet the Vice President.

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