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Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) November 18, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Special to The Journal
Albert Lea, Nov. 17.-The beautiful new First Baptist church of this city was dedicated last week. The building cost $20,000 and it is all paid for. The principal services were last Sunday, but the exercises were continued Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Several noted men of the church in the state were present, including Rev. Dr. W. B. Riley, Rev. Dr. L. S. Crandall, Rev. Dr. Williams and others from Minneapolis. The plans were drawn by H. A. Paine of Albert Lea and Tapager & Hanson of this city were the builders. The pastor is Rev. Fred T. Drewett, the clerk is H. W. Jensen, and the treasurer Walter Carlson. The building committee consisted of J. W. Vwness, J. B. Claybourn, James C. Jensen, P. F. Petersen, George W. Petersen and Mrs. C. M. Hewitt and the pastor. The church will seat about 900 and is equipped with all the modern conveniences for carrying on the Sunday school and other avenues of usefulness. At the service last Sunday morning $7,010 was subscribed to wipe out the expenses remaining unpaid.

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