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Civil War-Era Stone House in Mankato Undergoes Restoration 

By Leah Buletti MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The little stone house on the hill survived by neglect. In the recent years of its 159-year-old life, the Civil War-era home has survived a fire and a demolition order, The Free Press of Mankato reported. Thought to be the oldest stone house in Mankato, it was unoccupied […]

25 Years of Restoration Work on Union Station Locomotive

By Mitch Shaw | Standard Examiner OGDEN, Utah (AP) — With the Golden Spike sesquicentennial less than three years away, a small group of volunteers are working feverishly to wrap up a 25-year labor of love in time to celebrate it. Since the early 1990s, the Ogden Golden Spike Chapter has been working in a […]

World War II Veteran’s 1967 Mustang Getting Makeover

By Tim Evans | The Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Harry Donovan stood by his mailbox and waved as a pickup truck pulling a shiny black trailer drove away from his home. It was a day that Donovan, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, wasn’t sure would come — at least during his lifetime. Inside […]

The Push and Pull Required for $1B Vikings Showplace Is Over

By Jon Krawczynski | AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At the top of the Vikings’ shiny, new $1.1 billion football palace, there is a ring of glass separating the seating bowl from the roof that the team and the stadium designers call the “clear story.” At night, when U.S. Bank Stadium is lit up, […]

Rapid City’s History in Neon to Be Preserved

By Jennifer Naylor Gesick | Rapid City Journal RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Several iconic neon signs from Rapid City’s past are now in a city storage facility, waiting for a plan for them to shine again. The collection includes the Club Canyon Lake sign, created in 1940; the Plaza Sands Motel from 1957, Howard’s […]