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.
The St. Vincent school.
These steps seemed to be in an odd place out in the front yard.
Is it a depot made into somebody’s house? Or is it somebody’s house made to look like a depot?
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC