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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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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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AAEDC Board Member Julie Critz Receives Award

The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission would like to congratulate one of it’s board members, Julie Critz, Superintendent of the Alexandria Public Schools, on being named from The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) as the recipient of the 2017 Kay E. Jacobs Memorial Award! The award recognizes excellent leadership and involvement in MASA and […]

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Top Micropolitan in Minnesota

Our Alexandria and Douglas County community is ever growing and expanding, and this last year was no exception. Alexandria, Minnesota was ranked in the 2016 Top Micropolitans in the United States for new or expanding facilities by Site Selection Magazine. The magazine has been ranking communities since 1988, and ranked 575 of the nation’s micropolitan […]

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  • A Hometown Christmas Experience November 30, 2017
    Enjoy unique and festive holiday fun in Downtown Alexandria! Find personalized service and specials in all the locally owned shops! Enjoy holiday festivities and find special gifts for the special people on your holiday lists! The post A Hometown Christmas Experience appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Kids Open Studio Painting :: Art Bar 39 November 26, 2017
    Art Bar 39’s Kids Open Paint Studio every Saturday! No appointments needed, just come in between 10am-10pm. All supplies are provided and they clean up the mess! Every Saturday from 10am-10pm & Sundays 10am-5pm. The post Kids Open Studio Painting :: Art Bar 39 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery November 25, 2017
    Visit Carlos Creek Winery for tons of fun and activities, including great live music! Sip on wine, take a tour, check out the gift shop, pedal or walk through the vineyard and much more! Visit their website for a list of performers. The post Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery appeared first on Alexandria MN […]
  • Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 November 25, 2017
    Art Bar 39’s Kids Open Paint Studio every Saturday! No appointments needed, just come in between 10am-10pm. All supplies are provided and they clean up the mess! The post Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Christmas at the Fort & Lighting Ceremony 2017 November 24, 2017
    Don’t miss Christmas at the Fort and Light Up Broadway, Alexandria’s holiday kickoff celebration! Enjoy Dickensian carolers, local children’s choirs, Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot cider and music. Also enjoy the Parade of Trees featuring beautifully decorated trees by area businesses! At dusk Santa and Mrs. Claus flip the switch to light up the entire […]
  • Kids Open Studio Painting :: Art Bar 39 November 19, 2017
    Art Bar 39’s Kids Open Paint Studio every Saturday! No appointments needed, just come in between 10am-10pm. All supplies are provided and they clean up the mess! Every Saturday from 10am-10pm & Sundays 10am-5pm. The post Kids Open Studio Painting :: Art Bar 39 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Wild Game Dinner November 19, 2017
    Join La Ferme for this special dinner event. Take a trip on the Wild Side with 5 Courses of Wild Game, with Chef Matthew as your flavor tour guide. Wine pairings will be served with each Course along with detailed information shared by our guest wine expert! $95/person The post Wild Game Dinner appeared first on […]
  • Wild Game Five Course Dinner November 19, 2017
    This multi-course dinner will showcase local wild game, as hunters all round are enjoying the bounty of their hunt. Chef Matthew will create 5 courses of wild game, which will be paired with 5 delicious wines. Go wild with LA FERME for Wild Game this year! To reserve your spot, call 320-846-0777 or stop by […]
  • Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery November 18, 2017
    Visit Carlos Creek Winery for tons of fun and activities, including great live music! Sip on wine, take a tour, check out the gift shop, pedal or walk through the vineyard and much more! Visit their website for a list of performers. The post Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery appeared first on Alexandria MN […]
  • Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 November 18, 2017
    Art Bar 39’s Kids Open Paint Studio every Saturday! No appointments needed, just come in between 10am-10pm. All supplies are provided and they clean up the mess! The post Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.