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St. Cloud (pron.: /?se?nt?kla?d/) is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region; the Mississippi River runs through it. The population was 65,842 at the 2010 census. St. Cloud is the county seat of Stearns County and was named after the city of Saint-Cloud, France (in Île-de-France, near Paris), which was named for the 6th-century French monk Clodoald.

Though mostly in Stearns County, St. Cloud also extends into Benton and Sherburne counties. It is the center of a small metropolitan area, with Waite Park, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, and St. Augusta directly bordering the city, and Foley, Rice, Kimball, Clearwater, Clear Lake, Rockville, St. Joseph, and Cold Spring nearby. With 189,093 residents at the 2010 census, the St. Cloud metropolitan area is the third-largest Minnesota population center, behind Minneapolis–St. Paul and Duluth–Superior, and slightly ahead of Rochester (with 187,612 residents). (The population of Fargo-Moorhead is also larger than St. Cloud's or Rochester's, but most of it is in North Dakota, with only 58,999 residents in Minnesota.)

St. Cloud is 65 miles (105 km) northwest of the "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis–St. Paul along Interstate 94, U.S. Route 10, and Minnesota State Highway 23. The St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is made up of Stearns and Benton Counties. The city was included in a newly defined Minneapolis–St. Paul–St. Cloud Combined Statistical Area (CSA) in 2000. St. Cloud as a whole has never been part of the 13-county MSA comprising Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington and parts of western Wisconsin, although its Sherburne County portion is considered part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area by Census Bureau definition.

St. Cloud owns and operates a hydroelectric dam on the Mississippi that can produce up to 9 megawatts of electricity. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources designated a 12-mile (19 km) section of the river south of St. Cloud as part of Minnesota's Wild & Scenic Rivers Program in 1976. It has the 30 undeveloped "Beaver Islands", multiple channels and sandbars, and no major rapids, and is popular for day trips by canoe.

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Schools in and around Saint Cloud, MN

Name
Saint Cloud State University
Four or more years; Public; $13,580 average out-state tuition; $6,285 average in-state tuition
Model College of Hair Design
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
St Cloud Technical and Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,628 average out-state tuition; $4,628 average in-state tuition
Rasmussen College-Minnesota
Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,220 average out-state tuition; $14,220 average in-state tuition
Regency Beauty Institute-Waite Park
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,660 average out-state tuition; $15,660 average in-state tuition
College of Saint Benedict
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $33,458 average out-state tuition; $33,458 average in-state tuition

Saint Cloud, MN Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
TSI Inc./Arthur J. Abrams Scholarship Varies February 17, 2017