Winter

MN DNR candlelight

Candlelight Event

By James Feist / November 6, 2019

Come enjoy an evening in the park by candlelight and moonlight. Snowshoe, ski, or hike. If there is a lack of snow, this event will be a hike event instead of a ski and snowshoe event. Hit the trails, where you will be guided by the full moon and candle luminaries. Then come warm up […]

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MN DNR candlelight

Candlelight Event

By James Feist / November 6, 2019

Come enjoy an evening in the park by candlelight and moonlight. Snowshoe, ski, or hike. If there is a lack of snow, this event will be a hike event instead of a ski and snowshoe event. Hit the trails, where you will be guided by the full moon and candle luminaries. Then come warm up […]

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MN DNR candlelight

Candlelight Event

By James Feist / November 6, 2019

Come enjoy an evening in the park by candlelight and moonlight. Snowshoe, ski, or hike. If there is a lack of snow, this event will be a hike event instead of a ski and snowshoe event. Hit the trails, where you will be guided by the full moon and candle luminaries. Then come warm up […]

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Alexandria Area’s Winter Activities in the Great Outdoors

By James Feist / November 6, 2019

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 […]

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Caught Crappie on Ice

End of Ice Season Fishing Report

By Joe Scegura / April 5, 2019

What a winter it has been, but the end is in sight!   There is still 20” of ice on many of the lakes, but the condition of the ice is rather poor. Be extra cautious!  The north side accesses are getting tougher to walk on by the day.  In fact most of the north accesses […]

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Nice 12 Crappie

Late January Ice Fishing Report

By Joe Scegura / January 25, 2019

Cold, cold, cold!  We are definitely making ice now.  Travel isn’t too bad out on the lakes right now.  Trucks and wheel houses can get around most everywhere. But getting stuck is a real possibility, so stick to where others have been driving.  We did get a few inches of snow during the last storm, […]

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Walleye catch

Mid January Ice Fishing Report

By Joe Scegura / January 14, 2019

Last week we had quite a bit of slush and water coming up on the ice.  It was a combination of snow weight and melting snow, so last weekend it was a little wet out there.  Now a few days later we find ourselves with normal temperatures for January and the slush and water has […]

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Let’s RIDE! Alexandria Area Snowmobile Trails are OPEN!

By Explore Alexandria / January 3, 2019

The Alexandria Lakes Area is full of snow! The entire 360-mile system of Douglas County’s snowmobile trails are OPEN! Get your sled going and get ready to ride! Douglas Area Trails Association is busy consistently grooming the trails for good riding. For the most up-to-date trail conditions and openings, check HERE. For lodging options, many on or […]

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Christmas at the Fort & Lighting Ceremony

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Don’t miss Christmas at the Fort and Light Up Broadway, Alexandria’s holiday kickoff celebration! Enjoy Dickensian carolers, local children’s choirs, Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot cider and music. Also enjoy the Parade of Trees featuring beautifully decorated trees by area businesses! At dusk Santa and Mrs. Claus flip the switch to light up the entire […]

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Free Ice Fishing Camp & NAIFC Meet & Greet

By James Feist / December 20, 2018

The North American Ice Fishing Circuit Tournament Series season begins with the first qualifying event kicking off in Alexandria! In addition to the tournament, be part of the fun with these free events:

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Free Ice Fishing Camp & NAIFC Meet & Greet

By James Feist / December 20, 2018

The North American Ice Fishing Circuit Tournament Series season begins with the first qualifying event kicking off in Alexandria! In addition to the tournament, be part of the fun with these free events:

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The North American Ice Fishing Circuit Tournament

By James Feist / November 30, 2018

NAIFC Tournament Series Qualifying season begins in January and lasts into March, with the 2019 NAIFC Tournament Series kicking off in Alexandria! Friday 1/4/19 : Meet & Greet at Ollie’s Service Saturday 1/5/19 : Kids Camp at Ollie’s Service Saturday 1/5/19: High School Fishing Tournament Sunday 1/6/19: NAIFC Qualifier Tournament on Lake Darling More info […]

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The North American Ice Fishing Circuit Tournament

By James Feist / November 30, 2018

NAIFC Tournament Series Qualifying season begins in January and lasts into March, with the 2019 NAIFC Tournament Series kicking off in Alexandria! Friday 1/4/19 : Meet & Greet at Ollie’s Service Saturday 1/5/19 : Kids Camp at Ollie’s Service Saturday 1/5/19: High School Fishing Tournament Sunday 1/6/19: NAIFC Qualifier Tournament on Lake Darling More info […]

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The North American Ice Fishing Circuit Tournament

By James Feist / November 30, 2018

NAIFC Tournament Series Qualifying season begins in January and lasts into March, with the 2019 NAIFC Tournament Series kicking off in Alexandria! Friday 1/4/19 : Meet & Greet at Ollie’s Service Saturday 1/5/19 : Kids Camp at Ollie’s Service Saturday 1/5/19: High School Fishing Tournament Sunday 1/6/19: NAIFC Qualifier Tournament on Lake Darling More info […]

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andria theatre sherlock holmes

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

Get your deerstalker hat on “the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) faithfully transforms Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1901 classic ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ into a murderously funny adventure and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being slain – […]

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andria theatre sherlock holmes

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

Get your deerstalker hat on “the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) faithfully transforms Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1901 classic ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ into a murderously funny adventure and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being slain – […]

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andria theatre sherlock holmes

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

Get your deerstalker hat on “the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) faithfully transforms Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1901 classic ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ into a murderously funny adventure and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being slain – […]

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andria theatre sherlock holmes

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

Get your deerstalker hat on “the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) faithfully transforms Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1901 classic ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ into a murderously funny adventure and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being slain – […]

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andria theatre sherlock holmes

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

Get your deerstalker hat on “the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) faithfully transforms Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1901 classic ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ into a murderously funny adventure and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being slain – […]

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andria theatre sherlock holmes

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

Get your deerstalker hat on “the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) faithfully transforms Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1901 classic ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ into a murderously funny adventure and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being slain – […]

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andria theatre xmas show

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

eth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up […]

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andria theatre xmas show

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

eth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up […]

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andria theatre xmas show

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

eth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up […]

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andria theatre xmas show

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

eth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up […]

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andria theatre xmas show

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

eth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up […]

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andria theatre xmas show

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

eth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up […]

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andria theatre xmas show

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

eth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up […]

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andria theatre xmas show

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By James Feist / November 27, 2018

Beth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up […]

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Lil Mary

Early Ice Report in Alexandria Lakes Area

By Joe Scegura / November 21, 2018

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 […]

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Candlelight Snowshoe & Hike

By James Feist / September 19, 2018

Come enjoy an evening in the park by candlelight. Hit the trails, snowshoeing or hike, where you will be guided by the moon and candle luminaries. Then come warm up by the wood stove or enjoy snacks and refreshments in the Lakeview warming shelter. The snowshoe & hike trail starts at the beach.  The warming shelter […]

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