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New Training Projects from MN Job Skills Partnership

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded workforce development grants totaling $2.2 million under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) to train 2,744 workers. “Minnesota is forecasted to have a shortage of more than 100,000 workers by 2020. We can’t afford to leave Minnesotans unprepared for good job opportunities,” said Lt. Governor […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit August 18, 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 […]
  • Douglas County Fair 2017 August 18, 2017
    The Douglas County Fair has something for Everyone!  Piggy Races, High School Rodeo, Great Competitions, Top Notch entertainment, Beer Garden with Entertainment, Fun Rides, 4-H, Water Wars Competition, Tractor Pull, Activities for all Ages and so much more! Thursday-Saturday, August 17th-19th 10am-10pm Sunday, August 20th 10am-6pm The post Douglas County Fair 2017 appeared first on […]
  • Live Music at Pike & Pint August 18, 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 […]
  • Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn August 18, 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 the Deck Bar August 17, 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 August 17, 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 August 17, 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 […]
  • Douglas County Fair 2017 August 17, 2017
    The Douglas County Fair has something for Everyone!  Piggy Races, High School Rodeo, Great Competitions, Top Notch entertainment, Beer Garden with Entertainment, Fun Rides, 4-H, Water Wars Competition, Tractor Pull, Activities for all Ages and so much more! Thursday-Saturday, August 17th-19th 10am-10pm Sunday, August 20th 10am-6pm The post Douglas County Fair 2017 appeared first on […]
  • Live Music at the Deck Bar August 16, 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 August 16, 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 […]