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Published November 04, 2012, 12:00 AM

Maxine Schmidt gives a tour


Maxine Schmidt, center, gives tours of the former Fergus Falls State Hospital along with her husband, Gene, far left. The couple hope new uses can be found for much of the complex, especially the tower section of what is known as the Kirkbride building, where this spiral staircase is located. The spot is a favorite of photographers, according to Maxine Schmidt, who said: “If I had a nickel for every time my picture was taken here ...” Dave Olson / The Forum
Read the article: PHOTO GALLERY: A look inside the Kirkbride building; Future uncertain for historic site