I've never been to the four corners of Minnesota.
In fact, it really hadn't occurred to me that Minnesota has four corners -- or points -- until recently. Somebody in the Minnesota thread of Reddit posted a photo of the "furthest Southwest corner" of the Land of 10,000 lakes. As you can see below, it's pretty...boring.
Turning to Google Maps, I followed the state borders to the southwestern-most point and -- sure enough -- found a very near-identical view to the photo above including matching corn field, outcroppings of trees and farm buildings!
The road-side post designating Minnesota's bottom-left corner was also a helpful indicator.
I have no desire to drive to the intersection of 100th Street and 488th Avenue to see it in person for myself. But it did lead me to wonder if I could find Minnesota's other three points. Let's take a digital tour and see what I found!
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