In 1947, a 60 x 100 foot building was constructed on the south edge of Karlstad by the Legion member who volunteered their time and labor. On April 1, 1948 the night before the American Legion Post 445 was to officially opened the building was destroyed be fire. The building was not reconstructed after the fire; the Post moved to the second floor of the City Hall until 1985, when it moved to its present location, west of town along State Hwy. 11. In 1990, a 40 x 32 foot addition was added on. The Post has a small meeting room where the Legion and the Auxiliary can hold their meetings as well as special events such as Christmas and birthday parties. The bar has an auto-fry cooker where you can have variety of food as well as pizza. The American Legion Post sponsors Karoke sing-offs for the Kickin Up Country competition in June.