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A 20-day work plan began on May 24 to move the Kensington Runestone Park entrance. An entirely new road has been cut through the wooded land. Factoring in rainy weather in early June, the project is expected to be wrapped up by the end of the month.
Wednesday, June, 12, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Award letters for two Park Legacy grant applications applied for in 2012 were received on Wednesday. Park Superintendent Al Lieffort said the county was awarded a grant for acquisition of land at Kensington Runestone Park.
Friday, December, 28, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Douglas County commissioners remembered September 11 at their meeting Tuesday before discussing a pause on one project at a memorial park in Alexandria and a new walkway at another park in Kensington. The levy, construction on Geneva Road and an IT director search are also in motion.
Wednesday, September, 12, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Editor's note: The following is a first-person account of a visit to the Kensington Area Heritage Society Museum.
Friday, August, 24, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
To this day, people who learn I worked in Alexandria for years will ask me what I think of “that Viking stone up there.” They mean, of course, the Kensington Runestone.
Friday, July, 06, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Awarded grants and grant requests topped the topics at the Douglas County commissioners’ meeting on August 14.
Thursday, August, 23, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Twenty-three 10th grade students from Germany listened to a presentation on the American fur trade era.
Wednesday, February, 27, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The last Saturday in April is designated Heritage Society Research Forum Day. In conjunction with this, the Kensington Area Heritage Society will sponsor a forum on Saturday, April 27 at the Community Center in Kensington.
Friday, April, 19, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
The public is invited to enjoy yoga at Brophy Park, take a bicycle training course, walk through the Silk Stocking District or learn about the Bucket Brigade.
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
I enjoyed last Friday’s Variety piece, Day at the Museum, written by Jim Belgum. His first-person account of his visit to the Kensington Area Heritage Society Museum caught me by surprise, especially the sentence following a description of the Runestone and Olaf Ohman.
Wednesday, September, 05, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The motivation for a 1,000 mile journey across an unknown continent was for spice: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and black pepper, to name a few. Just why the runestone ended up in Kensington is another story. Remember, 60 percent of all runestones were moved from their original location. The KRS was no different.
Friday, November, 02, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Indian artifact recently featured in magazine
Wednesday, June, 27, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Friday, May, 31, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Many vestiges of our area’s past are gone forever. Historic buildings have been torn down, burned or fallen down. Main street businesses have either disappeared entirely or changed from pioneer to more modern functions. Some old structures have taken on new purposes because most in their original form would be impractical in the 21st century.
Wednesday, July, 18, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Development of a new Douglas County Parks and Trails Plan is well under way, but there’s still time to have your say. The plan is a blueprint for the county’s parks, open spaces, trails and bikeways over the next 25 years.
Wednesday, February, 20, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Douglas County Commissioners OK MnDOT agreement regarding roundabout south of Alexandria, started spring bids and accepted donations at last meeting.
Monday, March, 18, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6 and most polling places in Douglas County will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The only exceptions are in Lund Township, where polls will open at 9 a.m. and Solem Township, which has a 10 a.m. opening.
Friday, October, 12, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Kensington Rune Stone Park is steeped in controversy. Believers have namesaked their businesses after the rock that bears an inscription depicting the travels of Norse explorers from the 1300s. Skeptics have dismissed the runic relic as a hoax. Others are still searching for the true meaning of the story literally etched in stone.
Wednesday, October, 31, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Mother knows best when it comes to the literal law of the land. A public hearing regarding nature’s reclamation of wetlands in County Ditch 23 opened Tuesday’s Douglas County Commissioners’ meeting. Commissioners also approved bids and accepted grants.
Wednesday, April, 24, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Another winter has given way to Minnesota’s second season – construction. Twelve projects are planned for the summer of 2013 in Douglas County. A bid opening is scheduled for June 10.
Wednesday, May, 22, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News