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The Andrew J. Volstead House in Granite Falls will be restored this year as part of project focusing on its foundation. The late Congressman owned the house from 1894 to 1947. Today it is operated as a museum by the Granite Falls Historical Society. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Granite Falls to restore Volstead House


GRANITE FALLS — A National Landmark structure will continue to tell the stories of its late owner, prohibition and farm cooperatives well into the future.

Granite Falls city council members awarded a $25,150 bid at their meeting on Monday to Gene Dwyer of LS Engineers of Le Sueur to provide engineering to stabilize and restore the foundation of the Andrew Volstead House Museum, according to City Manager Bill Lavin.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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