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Honoring Carlos Creek Winery

The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure of honoring Carlos Creek Winery as the 2016 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day recipient. As we’re wrapping up this year’s event we can’t help but feel pride at having our third highest attendance with 390 community members showing […]

Employment Law, Manufacturing

Area Manufacturing & Development

Manufacturing Week, October 2nd-8th, is designed to showcase Minnesota’s diverse manufacturing and technology industries in order to increase legislative and public awareness of their importance in providing high-wage and high-skilled jobs for our communities. The manufacturing industry is a dynamic segment of Minnesota’s economy, and an integral part of Minnesota’s economic development strategy. Manufacturing has […]

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Leaving a Positive Impression

What is community marketing? It seems like an easy question to answer.  We get marketing messages every day, and yet, when you stop to think about marketing your community, it can be hard to define and move forward with a strategic plan.  Some people may associate marketing with some sort of in your face promotional […]

Understanding Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Tax Increment Financing is an economic development, redevelopment, and housing development tool that was authorized by the State of Minnesota in 1979 for cities, counties and other local authorities to use to offset certain development and redevelopment costs.  For local units of government to implement TIF for certain projects, the unit must find that it […]

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FAN (Freshman Academy Network) Coaches – Get Connected

The Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) is seeking FAN Coaches for the upcoming school year, which is less than a month away, craziness! What is a FAN Coach? The mission of the FAN Coach program is to connect community leaders with 9th-grade students in the efforts to reinforce skill development and a commitment to education. […]

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  • Live Music at Pike & Pint July 21, 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 July 21, 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 Brewery :: Flat Top Junction July 20, 2017
    Enjoy locally crafted beer with live music at Copper Trail Brewery! The post Live Music at the Brewery :: Flat Top Junction appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Live Music at the Deck Bar July 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 […]
  • Seedfolks July 20, 2017
      In a mosaic of America, Seedfolks is set in a vacant lot of Cleveland in a neighborhood that has turned over from immigrant whites to migrating blacks to a new batch of immigrants from Asia & Latin America, even as people remain from the earlier waves. The title comes from a young girl who plants seeds […]
  • Live Music at the Deck Bar July 19, 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 19, 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 […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit July 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 […]