OK. So, Northern State Hospital was an insane asylum. Part of the hospital has been taken over by Job Corps and has been redone; there was a working farm on the property that fed the patients, and they worked there as well, taking care of the animals and vegetables that grew. It reminded me of the remnants of a concentration camp....and please forgive the photos directly in the post...I hope noone gets too upset.
It would be interesting to note here that both TAPS (Ghost Hunters) and Paranormal State have both done investigations here, as well as many other paranormal groups.