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The latest news and events from Alexandria, Minnesota

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 ...

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 ...

Goin’ to the Lake : Alexandria!

WCCO's Pat Kessler & Esme Murphy visited Alexandria for their Goin' to the Lake segments! Lots of unique Alexandria attractions were visited, and they also tried a few things for the first time including stand ...

Hungry Fish in their Summer Patterns

  We are well into the summer patterns at this point and the fish are hungry.  Sunfish, crappie, bass and northern have been fairly aggressive.  The walleye fishing also remains good, but the best time ...
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Getting Started in Golf

If you didn’t grow up playing golf or have never played golf before it can be very intimidating.  Am I able to come to the course without being a member? How do I learn to ...
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Share Your 4th of July Photos and WIN!

There is endless fun in the Alexandria Lakes Area over the 4th of July holiday, from the Star Storm fireworks show to all the summer lake fun! Explore Alexandria wants to see your great photos, ...
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Hot Summer Bite in the Alexandria Lakes Area

The fishing around the Alexandria area remains strong.  The bass, northern and panfish seem to bite at will on almost every lake right now.  The walleye on the other hand have been a bit more ...

Terrific Bite for 2018 Fishing Opener!

The Alexandria Lakes Area arguably produced the best “Opener Walleye Fishing” in the state this past weekend.  There were numerous lakes, big and small, that treated their anglers very well.  Limits of 15”-20” walleye were ...

Ice Out on Alexandria Area Lakes

This year's late ice out has to have broken some records.  Believe it or not we were on the ice sleeping overnight with a truck and an Ice castle only a couple weeks ago! Now ...