I wonder if anyone ever reads Sinclair Lewis anymore. The nobel laureate and auther of classics such as Elmer Gantry, Babbitt, Cass Timberlane and of course, Main Street, was born and raised in Sauk Centre. The town was thinly disguised and renamed Gopher Prairie in his classic 1920 novel, Main Street. He drew the ire of the uppercrust of Sauk Centre because they thought that he was ridiculing their provincialism. 21st Century Sauk Centre has embraced Sinclair Lewis (why? there isn't a heck of a lot else going on in this stretch of the prairie).