Webcam: Sauk Centre MN


My corner of small town America, deep in the heart of darkest Minnesota. You’re seeing part of Sauk Centre’s south side, about halfway between the Interstate and downtown. (Your view is partly obstructed by a bush which has grown since I sealed the webcam in a window. I plan to move the webcam next spring, giving you a wider view.)

“To See What’s Happening Now…”

If this almost-live webcam is displaying what you’ve seen before, try reloading this page.

Or try viewing my YouTube Live Stream: Sauk Centre. (“My corner of small town America: Sauk Centre, Minnesota”)

If the webcam is offline, I will have it working again as soon as I can.

Depending on what happened, that could take minutes, days — or longer.

I’d call this a ‘live stream,’ but at best it’s what the webcam sent a few seconds ago. YouTube’s service, this blog’s WordPress software and my computer’s system cooperate: but at an unhurried pace.

If you’re fed up with this page, but still want to see Sauk Centre, try viewing my YouTube Live Stream: Sauk Centre, Minnesota. (“My corner of small town America: Sauk Centre, Minnesota”)

Sauk Centre is on Interstate 94, halfway between Minneapolis and Fargo, North Dakota. The webcam looks north and west from a window near my desk.


My Sauk Centre Webcam is Back: For Now

November 11, 2019.

This webcam is online again: for the moment, at any rate.

I may or may not have uncovered and corrected whatever was keeping you — and me — from viewing my webcam through YouTube.

Whether it keeps running for minutes, days, or (I hope) much longer remains to be seen.

Many frustrating months of technical issues may be over.

Glitchy, Again: or Still

Late 2018-November 2019.

YoutTube’s system seems to think I’m trying to record my webcam’s feed. And won’t show the ‘recording:’ to me or anyone else, apparently.

There may or may not be a solution to the SNAFU with YouTube. Either way, I can’t coax the system to showing you anything from Sauk Centre’s south side.

There probably is a solution. When, and if, I find it: this webcam will be back online.