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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 […]

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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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 […]

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  • Apple Pie Days September 22, 2017
    Join Country Blossom Farm for fall fun and family activities! On top of all the great things at the farm, this special weekend also features: Flashlight Corn Maze (Sept 22), Live Music, Apple Pie Eating Contest, Apple Baking Contest, Clueless the Clown, free samples and more! The post Apple Pie Days appeared first on Alexandria […]
  • Ole-toberfest September 22, 2017
    Join Copper Trail Brewing for an Oktoberfest celebration! The post Ole-toberfest appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Downtown Fall Festival September 22, 2017
    Come Downtown and celebrate fall with fun and shopping! September 21st: Girls Night Out, 4-7pm. Grab the girls and get ready to have some fun in Downtown Alexandria! Super store specials, activities, tastings, drawings and a fashion show! September 21-23: Sidewalk Sales, Scavenger Hunt & more! The post Downtown Fall Festival appeared first on Alexandria MN […]
  • Special Food Events at the Brewery September 22, 2017
    Join Copper Trail Brewery for special food events and food truck visits! Full schedule below: 9/8: 12-8pm – Green Canteen (Food Truck) 9/16: 12-8pm – Green Canteen (Food Truck)   9/22: 12-7pm – Triple Crown serving Booyah (Food – their award winning hearty midwest stew)   9/23: 4:30-7pm – Triple Crown serving Ribs (Food) 9/29: […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit September 22, 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 Pike & Pint September 22, 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 […]
  • Alexandria Farmers Market September 21, 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 […]
  • Oktoberfest at the Senior Center September 21, 2017
    Celebrate German style with the Senior Center on Thursday, September 21st from 12 pm to 6 pm.  Lake Country Meats is providing the brats and buns; will be serving a delicious brat meal with baked beans, chips, beverage and all the fixins.  Come for lunch or dinner – cost of tickets in advance is just […]
  • Downtown Fall Festival September 21, 2017
    Come Downtown and celebrate fall with fun and shopping! September 21st: Girls Night Out, 4-7pm. Grab the girls and get ready to have some fun in Downtown Alexandria! Super store specials, activities, tastings, drawings and a fashion show! September 21-23: Sidewalk Sales, Scavenger Hunt & more! The post Downtown Fall Festival appeared first on Alexandria MN […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit September 21, 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 […]