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Fans plan to hug historic Fergus Falls mental hospital


ST. PAUL AP) — Time is running out for the old state mental hospital in Fergus Falls, a huge wedding cake of a building originally constructed to bring light and air into psychiatric wards.

So on Saturday, the building’s advocates plan to gather on its grounds for a giant group hug around the blocks-long, horseshoe-shaped structure. Friends of the Kirkbride are hoping the event will bring attention to the 124-year-old building’s plight.

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