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What do a medieval French prince and an 1800s Minnesota sawmill owner have in common? They're both key figures in the wild story of how the city of St. Cloud got its name.

The Star Tribune's St. Cloud reporter Jenny Berg joins host Ash Miller on the Curious Minnesota podcast to share the tale and talk about the series of equally strange events that followed.

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How did St. Cloud get its name? (July 2021 Curious Minnesota article)

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