The landscape between St. Cloud and Minneapolis is a study in exurban sprawl, a series of once quiet farm communities mixed in with a couple of good-ole river towns, that have been increasingly surrounded and swallowed up by cul-de-sacs, franchise restaurants, and chain hotels. US 10, formerly known as the Jefferson Highway, ran through the [...]
St. Cloud, a city split between three counties, emerged from the union of three distinct cities: one founded by a slave-owning southerner, one founded by an abolitionist Protestant, and one created just to build a sawmill. It’s a wonder the place ever came up with a cohesive identity. History St. Cloud emerged from the tallgrass [...]
Sauk Rapids and Sartell are located along what was once known as “Third Rapids”, because, well, they were the third set of rapids upriver from St. Anthony Falls. Those rapids are now obscured by a dam, and those two small towns have in recent years developed into medium-sized bedroom communities for the St. Cloud region. [...]
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