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The city of Saint Stephen, Minnesota is a small town in northeastern Stearns County, in the central part of the state.

The city is surrounded by Brockway Township and near the Benton County line. Rice is about six miles northeast, Saint Wendel seven miles southwest, Sartell eight miles southeast, and Holdingford fourteen miles to the west of Saint Stephen.

The chief routes through the city are County Roads 2 and 5, which intersect near the center of the city.

Settled in the 1880s, Saint Stephen was the first Slovenian settlement in the United States. Named for the Church of Saint Stephen, constructed in what was then a rural area, to serve the growing Roman Catholic Slovenian Immigrant community, the village of Saint Stephen was incorporated in 1914, and became in city in the 1970s, when the Minnesota Legislature made cities of all incorporated municipalities within the state.

Constructed in 1903, the Church of Saint Stephen, and its circa 1890 rectory were both listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Saint Stephen Lions Park and John G. Smoley Memorial Park are located across the street from one another in the north-central part of the city. Also in Saint Stephen are Parkway Park and Hlebain Park.

The city is served by Saint Stephen Fire & Rescue, while law enforcement services are provided by the Stearns County Sheriff Department.

The focus of this guide is the city of Saint Stephen, Minnesota. Websites representing the municipality, as well as local schools, churches, businesses, organization, and individuals are appropriate for this category.

 

 

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