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


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4 Responses to “St. Vincent, Minnesota”
  1. Dane Molde says:

    I lived across the river in Pembina and would ride my bicycle through St. Vincent. Nice to see the pics.

  2. Ron says:

    Would you like to buy the old school?
    The entire block is for sale.

  3. Jim K says:

    I went to School in the old school building. Kindergarten 1st and second grade. Moved to Hallock before we could make it through 3rd grade and go to Humbolt school because that School in St.Vincent was only the first 4 years of your school life. I also recall seeing the coal truck backup to the school unloading coal into the coal room in the basement for the furnace to heat the building.Lots of memories playing in the school yard during the warm days.Although all the equipment is long gone and the awesome fire escape slide has been removed long ago the memories are still very vivid.

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