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St. Cloud Becomes One Town – On “This Date In Central Minnesota History”

ST. CLOUD -- April 2nd, 1856 – The three settlements, Upper Town, Middle Town, and Lower Town, were granted authority by the Minnesota Territorial Legislature to incorporate into the City of St. Cloud in March 1856, and on April 2nd the first town officers were chosen.

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This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 21st, 1903

It was on this date in 1903 that Stephen Tenvoorde signed an agreement making his dealership the second Ford dealership in the country. Today it is the oldest Ford dealership in the world.

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Father: Okay To Say ‘No’ To Facebook For Lent [AUDIO]

It's the season of Lent -- and that means a lot of fish frys. But a Father at three St. Cloud churches says Catholics don't necessarily have to eat fish on Fridays. And, as for the tradition of giving something up during lent, he says the Catholic Church is fine with you abstaining from more modern temptations such as TV or Facebook.

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This Date In Central Minnesota History: March 17th, 1908

It was on this date in 1908 that the Watab Dam for the Sartell Paper Mill was finished. The Watab Pulp and Paper Company was formed by a group of investors from Wisconsin and the company began constructing the paper mill in Sartell in 1905.

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