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Minnesota Named Second Best State to Raise a Family

New study cites family finances, health and safety, and high-quality education and child care among top factors Minnesota is the second best state in the nation to raise a family, according to a new study from WalletHub. The new study ranked all 50 states across 42 factors, with Minnesota scoring especially high on measures of […]

Anderson Funeral Home

Honoring Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory

With roots going back to 1872, Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory has given many years of service to the Alexandria area. From the dedicated and caring staff to their commitment to the community Anderson’s has built a legacy of meaningful relationships and compassionate service. The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission & the Alexandria Lakes Area […]

West Central SBDC Consultant in Alexandria Area

Shannon Berns is the newest consultant joining the West Central – Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  Shannon has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Hamline University.  Shannon has been an entrepreneur, small business owner, banker, Economic Development professional, marketing director and small business consultant.  Shannon is Founder of Du Nord Consulting located in Alexandria, […]

New Training Projects from MN Job Skills Partnership

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded workforce development grants totaling $2.2 million under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) to train 2,744 workers. “Minnesota is forecasted to have a shortage of more than 100,000 workers by 2020. We can’t afford to leave Minnesotans unprepared for good job opportunities,” said Lt. Governor […]

Alexandria 7th Best Place for 401(k) plans in MN

Rank City Employer Contribution % Investment Performance Administrative Fees Best 401(k) Plans Index 1 Champlin, MN 91.2% -0.7% 0.3% 96.16 2 Jordan, MN 78.1% -0.8% 0.1% 90.53 3 Little Falls, MN 63.5% -0.5% 0.2% 82.90 4 Willmar, MN 62.0% -0.3% 0.1% 82.66 5 Belle Plaine, MN 52.4% -0.1% 0.1% 78.12 6 Redwood Falls, MN 50.5% […]

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  • Lakes Area Wedding Expo January 21, 2018
    An exceptional event showing off the areas top wedding professionals. This event has a lot to offer. Bridal totes, VIP Tickets, Bridal Runway Show, VIP AND General drawings and more. Visit lakesareaweddingexpo.com for more info. The post Lakes Area Wedding Expo appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Lakes Area Wedding Expo January 21, 2018
    An exceptional event showing off the areas top wedding professionals. This event has a lot to offer. Bridal totes, VIP Tickets, Bridal Runway Show, VIP AND General drawings and more. Visit lakesareaweddingexpo.com for more info. Tickets on sale October 15 The post Lakes Area Wedding Expo appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Raku Pottery Experience January 21, 2018
    Join Carlos Creek Winery as we explore the art of RAKU firing! Pick out your own pre-made pottery piece – handmade by Bill & Mimi Seykora – glaze it (with assitance from Bill & Mimi) and watch the magic as we fire it right before your eyes. Learn and create all in one day! – […]
  • Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap January 21, 2018
    The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the […]
  • Live Music at La Ferme January 21, 2018
    Join La Ferme for great food, drinks and live music! Full schedule of performers below: December 30th Ali Prestby January 6th Jackson Burns January 13th Tony Pitschka January 20th Tara Brueske January 27th Terry Kennedy February 3rd Jackson Burns February 17th Tony Pitschka February 24th Ali Prestby March 3rd Jackson Burns March 10th Tony Pitschka […]
  • Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery January 20, 2018
    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 […]
  • Life on the Ice January 20, 2018
    Learn how to not only survive, but embrace our winter months from local experts. Topics presented at this event will be basic ice safety, the joys of winter camping, and historic tactics to surviving the cold. Presenters include: Wilderness Inquiry, DNR, and Jack Driscoll. Participants must register with Community Ed at https://alexandria.ce.eleyo.com/course/5233/adult-fall-2017-summer-2018/life-on-the-ice or by calling […]
  • Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 January 20, 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.
  • Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap January 20, 2018
    The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the […]
  • Alexandria Blizzard Hockey January 20, 2018
    Catch all the action as the Alexandria Blizzard take on numerous opponents this season! Game starts at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. Find more information at www.alexandriablizzard.com The post Alexandria Blizzard Hockey appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.