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Otter Tail group to host tour of State Hospital

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - The Otter Tail County Historical Society will host "Myths & Legends: Stories from the Fergus Falls State Hospital" at 6:30 p.m. July 16 on the State Hospital campus here.

The third Minnesota State Hospital for the Insane opened in July 1890 in Fergus Falls and was intended to be a model for the treatment of people with mental illness.

Over more than 100 years, thousands of people entered the hospital. During the tour, guides will examine some of the hospital's countless stories, some of which are not pleasant but reflect the historical reality of the State Hospital.

Cost of the tour is $5. For more information, visit or call (218) 736-6038.