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Celebrating Big Ole through the Years

By Explore Alexandria | March 15, 2017

Alexandria’s famed and beloved Viking statue Big Ole will turn 52 years old this April! He has had a long history over all those years in Alexandria, including slightly different looks and locations. During most of 2016 Big Ole underwent structural repairs and got a new paint coat, adding yet another chapter to his long… Continue Reading

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Aggressive Bite Still Going on the Ice

By Joe Scegura | March 10, 2017

The ice is still holding up quite well around the Alexandria lakes area.  If we keep getting these cold snaps we should have fishable ice for a couple weeks or more yet.  Currently, many of our lakes have very good ice conditions with a quality 12”-15”+ of ice.  Any place there is running water of… Continue Reading

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Early March Ice Update

By Joe Scegura | March 3, 2017

The ice fishing walleye season has come and gone once again.  Being the season is really only 2-3 months long it does seem to fly by for most anglers.  I know my family was sad to see it go, but that only means we are closer to the spring walleye opener!  There’s always something to… Continue Reading

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Ice Conditions & Fishing Report for Late February

By Joe Scegura | February 24, 2017

We finally have some cooler weather in the forecast.  It probably won’t be making much ice, but at least we won’t be losing it.  The ice in the area is still quite good except for lakes with larger creeks or rivers running through them.  These lakes are looking quite dark and are pulling away from… Continue Reading

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Entertainment & Dinner Discount Packages!

By Explore Alexandria | February 20, 2017

Eat, Discover & be Entertained in the Alexandria Lakes Area at one low package price! On top of all the great things to do in the lakes area, the beginning of March will feature some great theatre entertainment not to miss. You get everything for the low price of $35 per ticket!  All the details… Continue Reading

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Late February Ice Update and Fishing Tips

By Joe Scegura | February 17, 2017

I’d like to start off with the question that’s on everyone’s mind… how is the ice??  Well as of today we have still been making ice.  There has been zero melting across the Alexandria area.  The ice is as safe as it ever has been with 24”-30”.  After the forecasted rain this coming Monday-Tuesday I… Continue Reading

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Catch Cupid’s Arrow in Alexandria for Valentine’s Weekend

By Explore Alexandria | February 8, 2017

Love is in the air! It’s that time of year again to remind the ones we love how much they mean to us. For Valentine’s Day we shower our loved ones with flowers, chocolates and surprises. While the flowers and candy are safe bets, many of us may struggle with the surprise part. Luckily Cupid’s… Continue Reading

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Tracking Down Walleye in Early February

By Joe Scegura | February 4, 2017

The ice around the Alexandria area continues to get thicker by the day and over all the ice is in excellent shape.  There is around 18”-24” of quality ice across the Alexandria lakes area.  There is little to no snow on the ice, so getting around is not a problem. The walleye fishing is getting… Continue Reading

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Alexandria Area’s Winter Activities in the Great Outdoors

By James Feist | January 27, 2017

Most of us know how AMAZING summer and autumn is in Alexandria, Minnesota. Outdoor adventures are plentiful with over 300 lakes, numerous public parks and miles and miles of different types of trails. Just as the seasons turn and change, so does the many changing faces of all that outdoor fun! You’ll be amazed at… Continue Reading