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I Love Central MN Video

If we weren’t such humble Minnesotans, we’d shout from the rooftops how much we love the combination of small-town communities and big-city business. We’d talk about how much we enjoy being surrounded by dozens of lakes, parks, trails, fields and forests. We might even brag to our metro-dwelling neighbors to the south about our ability to drive just about anywhere in 20 minutes (traffic included).

If we weren’t so modest, we’d boast about our rock-solid education options, spanning from Pre K-12 to vocational training to advanced degrees at six local colleges. We’d share stats about the manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and education businesses rooted in our community and the thousands of job opportunities they offer.

Last, but not least, we’d announce our enjoyment of a place so full of culture. From the restaurants we frequent to the art fairs we stroll to the entertainment we watch at the array of local theatres, the world is a much smaller place than it used to be and a slice of it is can be experienced in Greater St. Cloud.

We’re not ones to toot our own horn, but now that we did, we hope we got your attention. Take a look around. Make yourself at home.

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A closer look at our region.

Visit the links below to discover more about the individual communities that make up Greater St. Cloud. And then join us, because the good life is right here.

Imagine living and working here.

Better yet, don’t imagine it. Leave sameness behind and choose a way of life best suited for you and your family. Hit a show at the historic Paramount Theatre one night, then find solitude on a hike in Quarry Park the next. We’re big on embracing an active yet relaxed lifestyle. Why not really live?
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The residents of Greater St. Cloud share more than geographic proximity, we share beliefs in what’s important to make this region even better.