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Hilltop Lumber to Receive 2018 BIAD Award

Hilltop Lumber has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day award by the Boards of Directors of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The Business & Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event has honored a Douglas County company each year since 1984 and […]

retail

A Strong Retail Pull

Over the last year, there have been a number of retail companies who have closed their doors in the Alexandria area, and these closures have caused concern in our community. Ultimately, our location is not unique to this trend. Nationally, the amount of retail space going dark in 2018 is on pace to break a […]

economic development

What Does Economic Development Do?

What is and what does economic development organizations do? Being that there’s no one definition for economic development is why these two questions are often asked. Although economic development organizations can be a bit different in the services they provide they all tend to have the same similar goals of job creation, community growth and […]

small business

Small Business is Something to Celebrate

In the next few weeks, our area will celebrate two nationally recognized weeks that celebrate small businesses and the quality jobs they create. National Small Business Week 2018 kicks off at the end of this month with an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. where national award winners will be recognized and awarded for their achievements. National Small Business Week […]

Small Town Feel

Falling in Love with the Alexandria Area

Meet the Auran Family… My husband Nathanael and I were born and raised in Minot and Maxbass, North Dakota.  We had planned to live there forever, but with the oil boom came more traffic, higher prices, and more crime.  We wanted to relocate somewhere that had the small town feel where we could raise our […]

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  • Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 June 23, 2018
    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.
  • Alexandria Farmers Market June 23, 2018
    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 […]
  • History Live! at Fort Alexandria June 23, 2018
    Walk among pioneers, fur traders, cowboys, civil war soldiers, and more! See how they lived, hear the stories of old days, and take part in interactive activities and games. History LIVE is fun for families! Kids can enjoy gunny sack races, Viking games, blacksmith training, clay carving, and much more. Take a joy ride in […]
  • Amateur Bass Series June 23, 2018
    Lake: Ida Species: Bass Entry Fee: $75 Prizes: Over $5,000 The post Amateur Bass Series appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Denny’s Super 30 Fishing Tournament June 23, 2018
    Lake: Carlos, Darling, Le Homme Dieu, Geneva, Victoria, Jessie Species: Bass Entry Fee: $150 Prizes: Over $10,000 The post Denny’s Super 30 Fishing Tournament appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Awake the Lakes Ribfest 2018 June 23, 2018
    Fill up on ribs, music and fun! This annual event features activities, food, beer garden and live entertainment Additional info can be found at www.awakethelakes.com or 320-808-5083 The post Awake the Lakes Ribfest 2018 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • EdRock Outdoor Concert – the Fabulous Armadillos June 23, 2018
    Alexandria Education Foundation is proud to host a fundraiser summer concert event featuring The Fabulous Armadillos Gates open at 6:00pm. General seating, first come basis. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Tickets are $35.00 in advance and will be available for purchase at Elden’s Fresh Foods; $37 (includes convenience fee) online at https://www.greateventseats.com/events.php?lID=167; or $40 at the […]
  • Wine, Ale & Art Crawl 2018 June 22, 2018
    Join the downtown businesses for wine, ale, art and shopping during the 2018 Wine, Ale and Art Crawl! 5pm-7:30pm. $10 for wristband (21+) for alcohol samples. The post Wine, Ale & Art Crawl 2018 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • History Live! at Fort Alexandria June 22, 2018
    Walk among pioneers, fur traders, cowboys, civil war soldiers, and more! See how they lived, hear the stories of old days, and take part in interactive activities and games. History LIVE is fun for families! Kids can enjoy gunny sack races, Viking games, blacksmith training, clay carving, and much more. Take a joy ride in […]
  • Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn June 22, 2018
    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). 2018 Summer Concert Schedule: May 24     Gun Shy – […]