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These 8 Unbelievable Ruins In Minnesota Will Transport You To The Past

As you’re exploring the land throughout Minnesota, it’s not uncommon to stumble upon some fascinating abandoned buildings. From homes to military installations, you can find a little bit of everything in Minnesota’s urban and rural spaces. Some of the most fascinating ruins are the remnants of Minnesota’s industrial history – particularly the reminders that Minnesota used to be home to the “Flour Milling Capital of the World” as well as bits and pieces leftover from the golden age of mining in Minnesota. Here are some of our favorites to explore:

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Jo Magliocco
Minnesota staff writer for Only in Your State and owner of Minnesota blog NorthGuide.co, I'm a Minneapolis transplant who loves my cats, camera, and local coffee. On the weekends I'm usually exploring the North Shore or making my way through the list of Minnesota's State Parks. Want to talk about MN or ask me a question? Tweet me @sotafiedjo!