Love the premise of this Blog! Stearns County includes my College town, St. Cloud! Thanks for the post!
Stearns County (pop. 150,642) is on the west side of the Mississippi River, just across from Benton County. It is shaped something like Nebraska.
The county seat, St. Cloud (pop. 65,842), is the eighth-largest city in Minnesota. The St. Cloud Metropolitan Area (pop. 189,093) is the third-largest metropolitan area in the state, after Minneapolis and Duluth.
St. Cloud State University, with more than 17,000 students, is the second-largest university in Minnesota.
The Paramount Theatre (1921) in St. Cloud hosts a variety of concerts and special events.
The Amtrak “Empire Builder” train stops at St. Cloud’s former Northern Pacific Railway station. The train goes east to Minneapolis and Chicago and west to Seattle and Portland.
The town of Sauk Centre (pop. 4,317), in western Stearns County, was the hometown of author Sinclair Lewis and the setting of his famous 1920 novel “Main Street.”
The sports teams at Sauk Centre High…
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