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Knute Nelson invites public to community picnic

Knute Nelson will host its annual community picnic on Wednesday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its campus at 420 12th Avenue East, Alexandria. The public is invited to attend the barbecue-style lunch. There is no cost to attend; free will donations will be accepted.

"The community picnic is a way for us at Knute Nelson to express our gratitude to the Alexandria community," said Mark Anderson, president/CEO of Knute Nelson.

At the picnic, guests can enjoy entertainment by Terry Kennedy and Sami Steidl, meet the dairy princesses, visit Erickson's Petting Zoo and more. Open house tours of the Knute Nelson facilities and Healing Gardens will be given during the event.

For more information about Knute Nelson, visit, or call (320) 763-6653.