Sauk Rapids is a city in Benton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 12,773 at the 2010 census and is 13,722 according to 2017 census estimates. It is located on a set of rapids on the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Sauk River.
Sauk Rapids is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area. Contrary to some, Sauk Rapids is not a suburb of the neighboring city, St. Cloud.