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Big Ole

February 12, 2018
New restrooms by Big Ole?
February 12, 2018 - 10:48pm
October 13, 2017
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
October 13, 2017 - 9:57am
March 10, 2017
Big Ole Round-Up delivers stories of strength, hope
March 10, 2017 - 9:00am
February 1, 2017
Fathers and daughters gathered at the Big Ole - Little Lena Ball on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Runestone Museum. (contributed)
Big Oles and Little Lenas
February 1, 2017 - 7:00am
January 20, 2017
Madison O'Shea composed this illustration of a proud Big Ole standing tall beside Little Lena. The Big Ole – Little Lena Ball for fathers and daughters will be held Friday, Jan. 27. (Contributed)
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
January 20, 2017 - 11:00am
August 26, 2016
The Minnesota Vikings Gjallarhorn is on a tour of Minnesota, and two of the stops are local: Kensington Rune Stone Park and the statue of Big Ole in Alexandria.  (Contributed photo)
A prop for Big Ole: Viking 'Gjallahorn' to stop in Alexandria, Kensington
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
LETTER: Big Ole's makeover a success
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Work on Big Ole is expected to be completed by the end of August.  (Photo by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press)
End is near for Big Ole repairs
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
Walk for mental health
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Forced to set down his shield temporarily, Big Ole stands proud but a bit vulnerable in downtown Alexandria. Repairs to the 28-foot-tall Fiberglas Viking statue are expected to wrap up by early June. However, his shield, which is in need of total reconstruction, will be repaired and reattached later. (Photo by Amy Chaffins, Echo Press)
Big Ole stands vulnerable; new shield to be built
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Big Ole Round-Up delivers strength, hope to alcoholics
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Primer paint is starting to cover Big Ole in downtown Alexandria as the statue undergoes repairs.
Feeling the blues
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
September 25, 2015
Big Ole will be repainted soon and the Runestone Museum is asking the public for its thoughts on what color his hair and beard will be. Email your preferences to (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Big support for big statue
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am
August 14, 2015
A little scrape, nip and tuck here and there and Big Ole will be good as new. The cost for a giant Fiberglas statue repair job is about $26,500 and the Runestone Museum recently received a $10,000 matching grant to help pay the bill. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)
Grant to help cover Big Ole’s repair job
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
July 30, 2015
In the Know: Big Ole needs a big party for his 50th
July 30, 2015 - 11:51am