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Alexandria receives legacy grant for historic context study

November 6, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $7,000 to the city of Alexandria to fund the research and drafting of a historic context study of the city.
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Willmar, Minn., property that was home to members of prominent family is for sale

October 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A two-story house connected to the family of early Willmar businessman John M. Spicer will be open for public viewing Saturday.
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Luverne awarded grant to pursue study of historic district

September 26, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

LUVERNE With nine buildings already listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the city of Luverne learned Wednesday it will receive a $16,600 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to evaluate the historical significance of Luverne’s downtown commercial and civic core in the hope that an historic district can be established. Continue Reading

Two convicted of trespassing at historic building to ‘see ghosts’

July 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MONTEVIDEO Two men who allegedly told officers they wanted to “see the ghosts” pleaded guilty to trespassing into a locked building after allegedly breaking into the Swensson Farmstead, a historic property in Chippewa County.
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Old Minot neighborhood called most endangered N.D. historic place

May 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Minot neighborhood is being called North Dakota’s most endangered historic place. Eastwood Park was damaged by Souris River flooding last summer. The flood damaged more than 4,000 homes. Continue Reading

$82,500 in city funds left for Elks Building renovation in Dickinson

April 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson may take a different route to provide up to $82,500 in remaining funds to restore the historic Elks Building, commissioners said at a meeting at City Hall Monday. Continue Reading

The Dickinson Press Top 10: No. 10 – Elks Building

December 20, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

As the year wraps up and we enter 2012, The Dickinson Press will take you through the top stories that filled its pages this year. Today we start with No. 10.
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Historic building’s future uncertain as Lake Andrew prepares to open new town hall

October 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

NEW LONDON Softball games at noon, heart-pounding spelldowns, Christmas programs, painstaking cursive writing exercises and a teacher who taught eight grades in one room with a strict hand to make burly boys tow the line are just some of the memories Steve Nelson has of his education in the District 25 country school building.
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100-year-old engine built in Mitchell on display at Dakotafest

August 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

From deep inside the South Dakota State University tent at the Dakotafest grounds near Mitchell comes a pop, a clank and a hum the sounds of a 100-year-old engine cranking to life.
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Minnesota Historical Society’s 26 sites to re-open on Saturday

July 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Historical Society, its museums, historic sites and library will reopen to the public on Saturday following the state of Minnesota government shutdown. Continue Reading