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The Kensington Runestone and the enduring mystery of it's origin continue to be the hallmark of Alexandria's Runestone Museum which has been home to the Kensington Runestone since 1958. This is recent history when compared to the span of the Runestone's life. It was discovered in 1898 clutched in...
April is the 39th annual celebration of the passing of the Fair Housing Act. Events will be scheduled nationwide to honor the strides made to ensure equal access to housing free from discrimination since the Fair Housing Act was signed in 1968. Learn more abour Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity ...
This year I did something I should have done long ago. For a $15 annual fee, I became a member of the Douglas County Historical Society. The Douglas County Historical Society is the home to extensive historical and genealogical resources. Histories of townships/villages, churches, cemeteries, sch...
At 4,506 acres, Lake Ida is Douglas County's second largest lake. The Lake Ida Association has their own web-site with photos and other information although it doesn't appear to be update very frequently as it still has 2006 information and "Happy Holidays" scrolling across the top of the page. N...
The park was purchased in 1969 using the National Park Service Land & Water Conservation Fund. Long time residents will remember the automobile salvage yard the occupied the lower end of the property for many years. The local United States Department of Agriculture Service Agency helped plan the ...
 Located about 2 miles northeast of Brandon in Douglas County, Whiskey Lake is a 158-acre fertile lake. The lake has a maximum depth of 46 feet and about one-half of the lake is 15 feet deep or less. Whiskey Lake has a history of poor water clarity during summer months due to dense algal blooms. ...
This week, lots on a lake (in Minnesota's Otter Tail County) that is nearly 1,500 acres in size (for comparison, Le Homme Dieu is 1,744 acres) and with water clarity reported by the DNR of 12.10 feet (the cleanest lake on the Chain is Carlos with 11' of clarity),  will be available for purchase. ...
Let's Go Fishing, founded in 2002, is is a non-profit organization in Minnesota with the goal to provide fishing and boating excursions as an activity for senior citizens. An Alexandria Chapter is the newest addition to the program. Let's Go Fishing outings in the Alexandria Lakes Area are sched...
Earlier this week I posted about my city, Alexandria, being name a Tree City USA city once again. There are many benefits but two that I would like to highlight are financial assistance and publicity.Preference is sometimes given to Tree City USA communities over other communities when allocation...
Lake Blackwell is located 11 miles west of Alexandria and a 1/2 mile west of Holmes City. It is surrounded almost entirely by dense hardwood forests which create a very secluded atmosphere. The lake is 280 acres in size (the shoreline is 5.2 miles) with a maximum depth of 42 feet and a median dep...


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