For further information contact us at: 320-274-8489, e-mail or fax 320-274-9612.

Historically, it was quite common to have a business supervise the jail.  

Since of the residents of towns shared a strong faith in God; agreed on standards of right and wrong and kept their families intact, crime did not have a foothold, and small towns did not have a great need for jails and full time law enforcement officials.  A business like the newspaper could easily manage the jail responsibilities.

The printing press and equipment came from the Annandale Advocate, the weekly newspaper which has been printed continuously since 1889. The press though wired for electricity, is almost identical to the hand press of earlier times.  Each drawer in the typesetting cabinet holds the complete alphabet in a different style or size.

Handbills and other printing needs were handled by the newspaper between its weekly printings.
18) Jail & Print Shop
Spring/Summer 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Winter Office Hours Vary
Call for information 320-274-8489 or
Memorial Weekend through 
October 31
Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Call office during week for weekend availability

Adults: $6
Senior Citizens (60 and over): $5
Students (6-16 yrs.): $3.00
Children 5 yrs and under: Free
Children are to accompanied
by an adult at all times.
Sorry we cannot accept credit cards.

Event admission may vary from General Admission, see individual event for admission prices.

Tour takes up to 
approximately 2 hours.
Last admission 2:00 pm
Gate closes at 4:00 pm

Open to the public. visitors welcome
6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.   
A guest speaker or a presentation will be featured.