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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 […]

Family Living Alexandria Area Minnesota

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 […]

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  • Run for the Roses Derby Party & 5K May 5, 2018
    Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with this premier social party and 5k run/walk, presented by Theatre L’Homme Dieu! More details TBA. The post Run for the Roses Derby Party & 5K appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Wine and Paint Night :: Art Bar 39 May 5, 2018
    Join Art Bar 39 for a night filled with fun, cocktails and creativity as you create your own piece of artwork!  No Experience required to join in the fun,  just a good attitude and Art Bar 39 will help you with the rest. Bring your own drinks. Register for an upcoming event by visiting www.artbar39.com The […]
  • Nunsense! April 29, 2018
    Winner of Four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical in its original New York production, this hilarious international hit starts as a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, but ends in a hilarious romp around the rectory! […]
  • Kids Open Studio Painting :: Art Bar 39 April 29, 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! Every Saturday from 10am-10pm & Sundays 10am-5pm. The post Kids Open Studio Painting :: Art Bar 39 appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Sparkling Sunday at the Winery April 29, 2018
    Rise and shine! Enjoy our unlimited buffet of donuts, muffins, fresh fruit, Mimosas, Pointsettias (Cranberry Juice + Minnescato) and our weekly special mimosas all for just $10. The post Sparkling Sunday at the Winery appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Hairball April 29, 2018
    Hairball will be rocking Alexandria! Tickets available online at Eventbright, or in person at the firestation or at the door! $20 ….ages 21+. Presented by the Alexandria Fire Department Relief Association   The post Hairball appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Nunsense! April 29, 2018
    Winner of Four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical in its original New York production, this hilarious international hit starts as a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, but ends in a hilarious romp around the rectory! […]
  • Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery April 28, 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 […]
  • Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 April 28, 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.
  • Nunsense! April 28, 2018
    Winner of Four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical in its original New York production, this hilarious international hit starts as a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, but ends in a hilarious romp around the rectory! […]