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St. Vincent, Minnesota

St. Vincent, Minnesota

St. Vincent, Minnesota is located in Kittson County, in the far northwestern corner of the state, not far from another town we’ve visited — Noyes.  It is just across the Red River from Pembina, North Dakota.  A visitor on our Facebook page has kept after us to visit St. Vincent and we’re happy to say we finally got around to it.

St. Vincent reportedly had a population of almost 120 in 2000, but dropped to just over 60 by 2010.  That’s a big population loss in just a single decade.

St. Vincent is quite spread out, and it was apparent within minutes of our arrival that a lot of structures from St. Vincent’s heyday are already gone.   St. Vincent is one of the better documented small towns in the state, with a website dedicated to it here, and some of the fires and other natural disasters that have taken a toll on St. Vincent are documented there.

St. Vincent, Minnesota

St. Vincent, Minnesota

St. Vincent, Minnesota

The St. Vincent school.

St. Vincent, Minnesota

St. Vincent, Minnesota

St. Vincent, Minnesota

These steps seemed to be in an odd place out in the front yard.

St. Vincent, Minnesota

Is it a depot made into somebody’s house? Or is it somebody’s house made to look like a depot?

St. Vincent, Minnesota

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC