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Small Business is Something to Celebrate

By AAEDC | April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
small business recruiting

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 […]

Falling in Love with the Alexandria Area

By AAEDC | February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
Small Town Feel

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 […]

Minnesota Named Second Best State to Raise a Family

By AAEDC | January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Family Living Alexandria Area Minnesota

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 […]

Honoring Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory

By AAEDC | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Anderson Funeral Home

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 […]

Upcoming AAEDC Events

  1. How to Start Up an Internet Business

    January 15, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Alexandria Area Job Fair

    February 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Early December Ice Update
    We are just entering December and we already have small lakes with as much as 10” of ice!  Of course the larger lakes like Minnewaska, Miltona, Ida and Carlos will have far less ice and possibly still areas of open water.  With that said many of the smaller to medium sized lakes have a significant […]
  • Early Ice Report in Alexandria Lakes Area
    The colder than normal temperatures has the ice forming quite fast this year.  We are seeing 3”-6” of ice on many of the small to mid-sized lakes.  There have been quite a few anglers out over the past week.  They are reporting good crappie action and fair numbers of walleye.  I’m comfortable saying, we have […]
  • Fishing Report and Tactics for November
    Every fall seems to have its own twist.  Just when you think you know what to expect from year to year you get a fall like this.  We had our fair share of rain and much cooler temps than we would normally see for the early part of fall.  This unseasonably cool weather dropped our […]
  • Fall Fish Patterns in Alexandria Lakes Area
    What a difference a couple weeks can make!  Two weeks ago the heat was nearly unbearable at 7:30 in the morning… now we need heavy jackets, hats and gloves!  Along with lower air temperatures come falling water temps.  It’s truly amazing how fast animals in nature react to these cooler temps.  Almost immediately the skies […]
  • Fall Colors Beginning to Appear in Alexandria Lakes Area
    The autumn hues are starting to pop up around the Alexandria Lakes Area! While they appeared slow to start at the beginning of September, they are starting to progress more. Cool overnight temperatures along with plenty of bright and sunny days will help accelerate the pace along with helping entice vibrant colors out of the […]
  • Fall Color Hotspots in the Alexandria Lakes Area
    “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus The Autumn Season is arriving in Minnesota, and it’s one of the best times of the year to get out and explore the Alexandria Lakes Area! Not only are there tons of things to do and great places to stay, the colorful hues from […]
  • Must-Do Fall Fun in the Alexandria Lakes Area
    Autumn is a much-adored season for many reasons…cool nights around a campfire, pumpkin patches, cozy sweatshirts, and of course the beautiful vibrant colors of foliage during a Minnesota fall. Couple all that with some fun activities and special events, and you have the recipe of a perfect Autumn Getaway! Here is a list of some […]
  • Decent Walleye bite as Bass frenzy approaches
    Fall is on the horizon and the fishing is still very good.  We are catching good numbers of walleye, bass and panfish.  Generally, by this time of year the walleye bite will get hit and miss, but it’s about as consistent as it can get right now.  We are catching eater sized walleye as well […]
  • Grape Stomp Festival
    Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually at Carlos Creek Winery! The three day festival, September 14-16, is packed with excitement including 18 bands on 4 stages, over 150 food, juried art and marketplace vendors, a man cave featuring craft beer, wine tasting, and of course Grape Stomping!! Each day has a […]
  • Late Summer Update and Finding the Fish
    We are still catching walleye along with a good number of crappie, sunfish and bass.  The walleye bite has best in the evenings, but the day bite has been very good at times too.  The rest of the species are usually willing to bite all day long. Finding the fish is always the key to […]

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