Originally Published: May 15, 2006
The key to this city, with just a feed store, fire hall and a bar, won't open much for rock legend Alice Cooper. Officials from the town of Alice, N.D., presented the aging shock rocker with a marble plaque and a gold-plated key Sunday to commemorate Cooper's visit to the city of about 60 people that bears his name. "There's not a whole lot of buildings to unlock with that key," Mayor Dan Lund said. "But Alice is a cool guy and Alice is a cool city -- so it's a fun thing to do." About 1,000 people cheered as Cooper's limo rolled into the town, one of several in southeast North Dakota named for the daughters of a railroad surveyor. "This is bigger than if the governor was coming out here," Councilman Ron Mulder said. Cooper was in town about 30 minutes.