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The Platte River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in central Minnesota in the United States. It is 55.1 miles (88.6 km) long. Platte is a name derived from the French meaning "flat".


The Platte flows from Platte Lake in southeastern Crow Wing County and follows a generally southwestward course through eastern Morrison County, through the towns of Harding and Royalton. It flows into the Mississippi River in Benton County, about 3 miles (5 km) south of Royalton.

The Platte's largest tributary is the Skunk River, which joins it in Morrison County.

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