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Celebrate the Courthouse Centennial

November 15 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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The Stearns County courthouse is 100 years old, and Stearns County is holding a public event to celebrate!

It was an amazing feat to build such a magnificent and elaborate structure back in 1922. Today, the courthouse stands just as stately, grand, and beautiful as it did 100 years ago. We want the public to see for themselves! Let’s celebrate the historic and prominent courthouse. Share your courthouse story, and it can be part of our event on November 15th. Whether it was a wedding, adoption, a memory of being at the courthouse, a big case you recall, or anything else that drew you to the building, we’d love to hear it! Email your memory to .

Tuesday, November 15
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
725 Courthouse Square, Downtown St. Cloud
There will be a variety of activities for everyone.

  • Explore the building and see parts of the courthouse you have never seen before.
  • See where the Mighty Ducks movie was filmed and the features left behind, a bullet mark left by a shooting in the courthouse, the infamous 8-foot-tall clocks that highlight the downtown St. Cloud skyline, and the impact of the downtown explosion in 1998.
  • Live music
  • Courthouse Bingo for kids
  • A scavenger hunt for all ages
  • Courthouse triviaFind the gavel game
  • Prizes
  • Food trucks
  • Selfie stations, with props
  • Activity table with coloring pages, puzzles, and word searches
  • Face painting
  • Food and beverages
  • Meet and take photos with our K-9s
  • The Sheriff’s Office drone
  • Old Sheriff’s squad car, new squad car and other equipment used by the Sheriff’s Office
  • Talk with a deputy and see the gadgets they have with them each day
  • Sheriff giveaways for kids
  • See all the courtrooms, inside the dome, hear about the biggest cases held in Stearns County, learn about being on a jury, and hear stories from judges, attorneys, staff, and other county officials who have worked for years in the courthouse. See displays with historic photos, interesting newspaper articles, and blueprints of the original courthouse that show a much different use of the building than we see today.
  • Learn all sorts of fascinating things about the building you likely never knew – about the tunnel system, presidential visits, the makings of its amazing architecture, and of course lots of history!



November 15
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Stearns County Courthouse
725 Courthouse Square
St. Cloud, MN 56303 United States
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Museum Hours:

Wed. - Sat. 10-5,
Sunday 12-4.