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This town was founded in 1889, and was originally named Storlie, after several local families of Norwegian origin. Several Danish families who had settled in the area renamed it after Alsen Island in Denmark.
- By car: from Devil's Lake, 38 miles north on State Hy 20, and 5 miles east on State Hy 66.
- Alsen Museum, Main St, ☏ . July 1 - September 1, by appointment. Exhibits from North Dakota early days; photos, tools, household items, blacksmith tools.
- Lost Prairie Lodge, 203 Main St, ☏ . Four season premium lodging. Peaceful location. Multi-person furnished units near to hunting.
|Routes through Alsen|
|Rolette ← Egeland ←||W E||→ Drayton → International Falls|