St. Cloud is in search of an official song and they're asking the public for their own original submissions.

As part of Granite City Days you can write your own original song, submit it online and according to the event website the 'top entry will become St. Cloud's official song'.

I should also mention that prizes will also be awarded (we're not aware of what they are yet). I'm not sure if St. Cloud plans to publish all of the submissions online and let the public vote or how the top song will be selected.

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If you're interested in penning your thoughts on paper in pursuit of being the author of St. Cloud's first official song, you must submit your original works by Friday, June 4.

You can also perform your song for the public if you'd like there's an option online to upload a YouTube video link or an MP3.

However, if you're not much of a singer like myself, you can just submit the lyrics online at

To enter, you'll need to provide your first and last name, birthdate, phone number, email and street address along with your song lyric submission.

Perhaps you're in need of a little inspiration to get you started. Here are some things that are totally St. Cloud!

  • SCSU/Tech College
  • Munsinger/Clemens Gardens
  • Val's
  • St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare/VA Medical Center
  • Crossroads Center
  • Stearns County
  • Midtown Square Mall
  • Cathedral of St. Mary
  • Pantown
  • Coborn's
  • Lake George
  • Apollo/Tech/Cathedral High School
  • Downtown
  • Great River Regional Library
  • Paramount Theater
  • Division Street
  • River's Edge Convention Center
  • St. Cloud Rox
  • Granite City Days
  • Granite City Lumberjacks
  • College hockey/Herb Brooks
  • Beaver Island Trail
  • Mississippi River
  • Historic neighborhoods
  • St. Cloud Regional Airport
  • Splash pads
  • Quarry Park
  • Granite

Notable famous people with St. Cloud connections:

  • Joel Gretsch (born in St. Cloud)
  • David Durenberger (born in St. Cloud)
  • Stephen Sommers (grew up in St. Cloud)
  • Bobby Vee
  • Jodi Thelen (born in St. Cloud)
  • TyRuben Ellingson
  • Nate Wolters
  • Joel Gretch
  • Alise (Post) Willoughby
  • Rudy Fischmann
  • Keith Fahnhorst
  • Keith Fahnhorst
  • Jason M. Halverson
  • Jim Eisenreich
  • Phil Schumacher
  • John F. Gross
  • Rod McCary
  • Jodi Thelen
  • Gig Young
  • June Marlowe
  • Blizzard (Huskies mascot)
  • Chisel (St. Cloud Rox mascot)

Good luck with your song writing, St. Cloud!


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