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Social Distancing: “Birthplace Of America”

Diving into the Kensington Runestone story in Alexandria

  More travel adventures. Today we’re exploring a city that claims to have been explored by Vikings way back in the 1300’s. Here’s a live look at our friend Big Ole in Alexandria, Minnesota. He’s 28-feet tall, built in 1965, and weighs four tons. It’s a fun site to see, plus you can pose for photos for the webcam. We…

Discover Minnesota: Alexandria

Alexandria Makes The Most Of Claim As "Birthplace Of America"

  Alexandria, Minnesota makes the most of its claim to the the birthplace of America, no matter how dubious that claim is. Alexandria is just over 100 miles from Fargo on I-94. The area boasts more than 350 lakes, along with plenty of biking options along rail-to-trail paths. But it’s history that makes Alexandria really stand out. The shield on…