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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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  • Dig Into the Past February 19, 2018
    Dig Into The Past Do you think Indiana Jones has a cool job? Do you know the difference between Archaeology and Paleontology? Come in for an adventure at the Runestone Museum where you will learn and practice basic excavation and observation skills – crucial first steps for every young adventurer! Registration available through Alexandria Public […]
  • Kids Open Studio Painting :: Art Bar 39 February 18, 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 February 18, 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.
  • Murder Mystery Dinner :: Zombie Love February 18, 2018
    Calling all Zombies! Calling all Zombies! Come to the murder mystery show that thinks outside of the coffin! That’s right! We’ve got the perfect show for you, whether you are a Zombie fan or not! Why? Because this show has it all! High drama! Comedy! A love story! …and Zombies, of course! You, yes…you!, can […]
  • Live Music at La Ferme February 18, 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 La Ferme February 18, 2018
    Join La Ferme for great food, drinks and live music! Full schedule of performers below: October 14th Tara Brueske October 28th Jackson Burns November 4th Tony Pitschka November 11th Terry Kennedy December 2nd Kyle McClure December 9th Terry Kennedy December 30th Ali Prestby January 6th Jackson Burns January 13th Tony Pitschka February 3rd Jackson Burns […]
  • Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery February 17, 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 […]
  • Alexandria Industries Ice Fishing Challenge February 17, 2018
    Lake: Smith Species: Walleye, Perch, Pike, Sunfish, Crappie Entry Fee: $10 Prizes: up to $1,000 The post Alexandria Industries Ice Fishing Challenge appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Kids Open Paint Studio :: Art Bar 39 February 17, 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.
  • United Way’s Beer & Wine Tasting event February 16, 2018
      Tickets: In advance: $25 | At the Door: $30 Tickets available now at the United Way Office, 503 Hawthorne Street, Alexandria . 320-834-7800 The post United Way’s Beer & Wine Tasting event appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.