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The latest news and events from Alexandria, Minnesota

December 2014 Ice Fishing Report

  The ice in the Alexandria area remains to be in excellent condition.  There is very little snow on the ice so with the cold temps the ice is gaining thickness quickly.  Most of the ...

First Frozen Lakes

I don’t think anyone thought winter was going to hit us this quick, but it’s definitely here!  Only two weeks ago we were fishing on open water and now most of the lakes are frozen ...

First Frozen Lakes

I don’t think anyone thought winter was going to hit us this quick, but it’s definitely here!  Only two weeks ago we were fishing on open water and now most of the lakes are frozen ...

Turn that Winter Frown, Upside Down!

Here in Minnesota, it’s bound to happen sooner or later. Yep, I’m talking about winter. Sure, the Alexandria lakes area is AMAZING in the summer. Hundreds of lakes to enjoy, great bike trails along with ...

Warm Weather and Fall Fishing

  The last few weeks have made this October the warmest I can remember. As enjoyable as the weather was, it was bittersweet for me.  The warm sunny days kept the water from cooling off ...

Spooktacular Halloween Happenings in Alexandria

It’s that time of year again! Ghosts and goblins begin to run amok in celebration of the end of harvest and the shortening of daylight, which installs the seasonal chill. To most of us, Halloween ...

Satisfy Your Autumn Appetite in Alexandria

Nothing says fall like a pumpkin patch, celebration of apple harvest, carved pumpkin contest, zombie pub crawl, a costume party and strolling through a quaint and festive downtown. What if I told you ALL that ...

Excellent Fall Colors at Lake Carlos State Park

  Considering all the lakes and trees around Alexandria, it’s difficult to say exactly where the best fall colors are located around the area. However, after visiting Lake Carlos State park over the weekend, I’m ...

Paddling the Chain of Lakes in a Canoe

In case you didn't know, there are about 351 lakes around Alexandria in Douglas County. If that isn’t awesome enough, over a dozen of these lakes around the city are connected in “chains.” If you ...