Many local Instagram feeds have tried to do what @captureminnesota does — but few have found such staggering success. Using hashtags, it crowdsources photos from users and then features the best ones. With its 80,000 followers, it’s a big deal to get your photo reposted (like winning the insta-lottery!). What’s its secret? Easy: The account only posts stunning mobile photography. Many of the landmarks captured here will be familiar — the IDS Tower, Minnehaha Falls, the St. Paul Cathedral. But chances are the account, started by Stefan Dellis, will give you a new perspective on where we live.

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