6/17/2013 MinneCulture

 

Built in the 1890s, the Kirkbride state hospital in Fergus Falls has had a controversial past. Despite being listed on the state's historical registry, it had been slated for demolition. Recently the Fergus Falls city council agreed to allow a developer from Georgia to convert the vacant treatment center into a $41-million-dollar facility, featuring apartments, a hotel, a gym, and restaurants.

KFAI producer Susan Gray presents Second Chances: The Story of Fergus Falls State Hospital, and explores the history of this rural institution.

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June 17, 2013

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