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Bean Soup with Knute Nelson

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Jeff Schiffman and Lloyd Flaaten (left) served Gary Lund and Arlue Beheng, who portrayed Knute Nelson and his wife, Nicholina, during the Douglas County Historical Society’s annual Bean Soup fundraiser. The event, which was held at Nelson Gables in Alexandria on Tuesday, commemorates Knute Nelson’s favorite meal, bean soup.