St. Augusta is located in central Minnesota in Stearns County. When it became incorporated as a city in 2000, it was named Ventura. This was a tribute to Minnesota’s 38th governor. Jesse Ventura’s colorful and often controversial career has included being a Navy Seal, a WWF Hall of Fame wrestler, an actor and radio broadcaster plus a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. The 3,500 residents quickly reconsidered and renamed the city St. Augusta. A prominent landmark is St. Mary Help of Christians. This Roman Catholic parish was founded in 1856.