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Photos courtesy of Stearns History Museum:  A picture of the Stearns County Courthouse in 1877.
Photos courtesy of Stearns History Museum: A picture of the Stearns County Courthouse in 1877.
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This Date In Central Minnesota History – February 20th, 1855

Our "This Date In Central Minnesota History" series is a joint effort with the Stearns History Museum. Today is the anniversary of Stearns County being created.

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Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum: Moving the old post office down St. Germain Street
Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum: Moving the old post office down St. Germain Street
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This Date In Central Minnesota History – February 15th, 1937

Our This Date In Central Minnesota History feature is an on-going series put together with the help of the Stearns History Museum.

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Photo from the Stearns History Museum: Photo of the first school in St. Cloud - Everett School.  It housed St. Cloud's first library
Photo from the Stearns History Museum: Photo of the first school in St. Cloud - Everett School. It housed St. Cloud's first library
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This Date In Central Minnesota History: February 12th, 1858

In today's "This Date In Central Minnesota History" feature, we look at the anniversary of the first library ever in St. Cloud. It was located in St. Cloud's first school.

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Stearns History Museum photos: Hospital under construction in 1927
Stearns History Museum photos: Hospital under construction in 1927
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This Date In Central Minnesota History: February 9th, 1928

February 9th, 1928 – St. Cloud Hospital dedicated. This magnificent modern hospital was built on 20 acres of land bordering the Mississippi River and had the impressive price tag of $2,000,000!

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Image of the staircase in the Stearns County Courthouse from the movie "Might Ducks"
Image of the staircase in the Stearns County Courthouse from the movie "Might Ducks"
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This Date In Central Minnesota History: Jan. 31st And Feb. 1st, 1992

It was 19 years ago today that Hollywood came to St. Cloud. The Stearns County Courthouse served as the backdrop for the opening courtroom scenes of "The Mighty Ducks."

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