An American Legion post was established in the Emmet County town of Ringsted on January 27, 1920. Named in memory of two local soldiers, membership in the Christiansen-Bonnicksen Post grew significantly after World War II, and the organization sought a headquarters site. In the fall of 1993, a fire extensively damaged the American Legion building.
With help from the Ringsted community, the building was completely repaired and remodeled and reopened in 1994. Under the direction of Legion members and a local volunteer board, the center has hosted many events, from meetings to receptions to graduation parties.