St. Cloud loud and St. Cloud Proud! St. Cloud was nominated as the best town in Minnesota this year! 31 different towns nominated themselves and St. Cloud has made it to the top 10! Voting has opened up today (Sept. 18th) and run through Friday Oct. 13th. You can vote up to 10 times a day for your favorite Minnesota town. Cast your vote here, and don't forget to bookmark it so remember to vote everyday! Let's show everyone why St. Cloud is the best town in Minnesota!

Here are the other cites we are up against:

Grand Marais
New Ulm

What criteria did we need to meet to even make it into the top 10? The Minnesota Monthly magazine is the group holding the contest and the criteria to fit is scenic beauty, great access to nature, rich history, a charming downtown, and lively arts and culture scenes. I don't think they could've described St. Cloud more perfectly!

The winner of the contest is getting a multi-page editorial feature in Minnesota Monthly, and a party in the town! So if you want to party, start voting!