Formerly known as “Nitty Gritty Granite City,” today St. Cloud, Minnesota, is on Cloud Nine. The economy has really picked up in recent years, and the town is booming with culture, art, and town spirit. Hugging the Mississippi River, St. Cloud always has something going on. Festivals, trout fishing in the Central Lakes, and the aroma of roses in Virginia Clemens Rose Garden draw people from all over. After smelling the roses of more than 1,000 rose bushes, you’ll want to fall in love in St. Cloud.