History of Alexandria, Minnesota

Alexandria, the county seat of Douglas County, is about 130 miles northwest of Minneapolis in west central Minnesota. It serves as a trading center for the surrounding agricultural area and as a vacation resort.

Alexander Kincaid was an early settler. Alexandria is named for him. Alexandria was incorporated as a township in 1866.

The Runestone Museum in Alexandria has on display the Kensington Rune Stone, found in 1898 on a farm 20 miles away.

Students at Alexandria can attend Alexandria Technical College for vocational and technical training.

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