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The latest news and events from Alexandria, Minnesota

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 ...
Andes Tower Hills

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 ...
nice smallmouth bass

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 ...
Pumpkins

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 ...
Pumpkin Patch

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 ...
Lake Carlos State park in the fall

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 ...
Brophy Connection

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 ...
Golf ball tee off

Discounts on an Autumn Golf Get-Away

Whether you call it Autumn or Fall, one thing is certain…..it’s here! The autumn months are very popular times to get outdoors and have some fun. It might be because we are squeezing in every ...
Picnic

Picnic in a Park….anyone? (with Fall Color Update)

There is something to be said about enjoying a nice meal with nice people. It’s almost a guaranteed good time.  The food tastes good, the conversation is intriguing….. what could be better, right? How about ...