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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 […]

Living Alexandria Area Micropolitan

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 […]

Minnesota Ranked 3rd Best State

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Minnesota as the 3rd best state in the nation. The report cites Minnesota’s economic opportunities, education and quality of health care as factors also ranking Minnesota as the #1 state in the region. “This ranking affirms what we already know: we live in one of the very best […]

Livability

Livability and Growth

In 1990, the Commission was created to provide economic growth and stability by supporting existing businesses, or by attracting new industry, while ensuring the protection of our natural resources and quality of life.  Twenty-six years later, our organization continues to forge ahead, doing more with less and meeting the demands of our communities and businesses, […]

starting your own business

Want to start your own business…now what?

Estimates vary, but generally more than 625,000 businesses are started each year in the United States. Yet for every American who actually starts a business, there are likely many more who intend to start a business, but don’t. There are many explanations why people don’t take that step into entrepreneurship, but in my experience, there […]

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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 […]