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Alexandria 7th Best Place for 401(k) plans in MN

Rank City Employer Contribution % Investment Performance Administrative Fees Best 401(k) Plans Index 1 Champlin, MN 91.2% -0.7% 0.3% 96.16 2 Jordan, MN 78.1% -0.8% 0.1% 90.53 3 Little Falls, MN 63.5% -0.5% 0.2% 82.90 4 Willmar, MN 62.0% -0.3% 0.1% 82.66 5 Belle Plaine, MN 52.4% -0.1% 0.1% 78.12 6 Redwood Falls, MN 50.5% […]

Benefits Survey

West Central MN SHRM Wage & Benefits Survey

A Comprehensive Wage & Benefits Survey of Compensation, Company Benefits and Policies for the West Central Minnesota Area. Are you a business located within the counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens Traverse & Wilkin? Do you wonder if your business is competitive in the wages and benefits that you offer your […]

Economic Development Week May 8-13

The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) is excited to be celebrating National Economic Development Week, May 8th through 13th in the Alexandria area. “National Economic Development Week is a wonderful way to bring increased awareness to those development programs that enhance the local economic impact. We as the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission continue […]

Living, Alexandria Area, relocating, small business, moving

Celebrating Small Business!!!

We had a wonderful time celebrating National Small Business Week (April 30-May 6) at the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission! We had the opportunity to celebrate and showcase some of the many great small businesses in the Alexandria area. Joined by city and county officials we toured four different small business types – starting with Alex […]

Alexandria Area High School, Future Workforce

Endless Opportunities to Engage with Our Future Workforce

The Academies of Alexandria are continuously looking for volunteers to partner and interact with our future workforce within the four academies; Business, Communication & Entrepreneurship (BCE), Health Sciences & Human Services (HSHS), Engineering, Manufacturing, Technologies & Natural Resources (EMTNR) and Freshman Academy. The latest program seeking partnerships is CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies). What […]

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  • Farm to Fork Market July 28, 2017
    Join in supporting local artists, musicians, crafters and small independent businesses at “Farm to Fork Market” at LA FERME. Located in the back/east lot! Children’s book readings on the hour, live music, local food, crafts, etc. The post Farm to Fork Market appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Kid’s Fishing Frenzy Friday July 28, 2017
    Join a naturalist for a morning of fishing. Discover the world of fish and then learn how to catch them. Bring your own bait, worms work best. Also bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a water bottle. Limited rods and reels will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the amphitheater. […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit July 28, 2017
    This special exhibit is on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for the 2017 season. Featuring breathtaking photographs of landscapes and iconic creatures of the American prairie by world-renowned nature photographer and Minnesota native, Jim Brandenburg. This traveling art exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History is only on display for the 2017 […]
  • Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn July 28, 2017
    The Red Willow Arts Coalition presents FREE Concerts on the Douglas County Courthouse Lawn! Grab a lawn chair, picnic blanket or simply a patch of grass and enjoy great quality live music. The concerts are every Thursday night at 7pm (plus a bonus July 4th concert). 2017 Summer Concert Schedule TBA The post Concerts on […]
  • Live Music at Pike & Pint July 28, 2017
    Join Pike & Pint Grill every Thursday night from 7-9pm for great live music! Features local and regional musicians like Michael Shynes, Blonde and the Bohunk, Shane Delaney and more. Pike & Pint also has excellent food and drink to accompany the tunes. For more information on music schedule, click here. The post Live Music at […]
  • Live Music at the Deck Bar July 27, 2017
    Live music is just more fun at Arrowwood Resort! Enjoy great entertainment, food and refreshments on the Deck Bar, overlooking beautiful Lake Darling. Full season’s schedule: Friday May 26th 7pm-10pm :: Vinnie Rose Saturday May 27th 7pm-10pm :: Neon Gypsy Thursday June 1st 6pm-10pm :: 57 Chevy Wednesday June 7th 6pm-9pm :: Vinnie Rose Thursday […]
  • Alexandria Farmers Market July 27, 2017
    Located just north of Downtown, on the Central Lakes Trail and nestled on the shores of Lake Agnes, the Alexandria Farmers Market has a wide variety of locally grown produce, cheese, meats, plants and much more! Enjoy the fresh goods of this farmers market 3 times a week in the summer and fall! The post […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit July 27, 2017
    This special exhibit is on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for the 2017 season. Featuring breathtaking photographs of landscapes and iconic creatures of the American prairie by world-renowned nature photographer and Minnesota native, Jim Brandenburg. This traveling art exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History is only on display for the 2017 […]
  • Live Music at the Deck Bar July 26, 2017
    Live music is just more fun at Arrowwood Resort! Enjoy great entertainment, food and refreshments on the Deck Bar, overlooking beautiful Lake Darling. Full season’s schedule: Friday May 26th 7pm-10pm :: Vinnie Rose Saturday May 27th 7pm-10pm :: Neon Gypsy Thursday June 1st 6pm-10pm :: 57 Chevy Wednesday June 7th 6pm-9pm :: Vinnie Rose Thursday […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit July 26, 2017
    This special exhibit is on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for the 2017 season. Featuring breathtaking photographs of landscapes and iconic creatures of the American prairie by world-renowned nature photographer and Minnesota native, Jim Brandenburg. This traveling art exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History is only on display for the 2017 […]