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A 25,000-pound Nichols and Shepard steam tractor was delivered home to the Runestone Museum in Alexandria on Tuesday, August 12. The tractor had been on loan to the Rose City Threshing Show for about 15 years and will now be on display in the annex behind the Viking ship in the museum’s Fort Alexandria. Photo by Lowell Anderson | Echo Press

Historic tractor makes 'steamy' homecoming

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One of the past exhibits of the Runestone Museum in Alexandria has come home.


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Jessica Sly
Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.
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