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Is the Kensington Runestone an authentic artifact carved by explorers from Norway more than 650 years ago or a much more recent hoax? The mystery and theories linger. Pictured is Olaf Ohman, a Swedish farmer living near Alexandria, Minn., who found the stone while grubbing an aspen tree in 1898. This photo was taken circa 1927. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Alexandria museum welcomes new research on historic monument

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After a steady stream of recent books and documentaries supporting the authenticity of the Kensington Runestone, a new book calls the famous stone a fake.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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