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The latest news and events from Alexandria, Minnesota

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 ...
Beautiful morning on the water

Alexandria Fishing Report September 2014

The fishing the past couple weeks has been decent. Not great but still plenty of fish.  Currently the water temp is in the mid to low 70’s.  Walleye, crappie and smallmouth are all biting, but ...
Couple canoeing

The Beginnings of Autumn Beauty (with Fall Color Update)

Now that Labor Day is over and school is in session for most of the country, there is concrete certainty for the arrival of autumn. Although the official beginning of fall is marked on September ...
Union Lake

A Beautiful Central Lakes Trail Bike Ride

If you’ve ever explored the Central Lakes Trail around Alexandria, it’s no secret how many opportunities for adventure it holds. Spanning 55 miles from Fergus Falls, through Alexandria and to Osakis, there is an overwhelming ...
full limit of nice walleye

Alexandria August Fishing Report 2014

  The Alexandria area continues to kick out some great fish.  Walleye, northern, bass, crappie and sunfish have all been plentiful.  The walleye gave us a hard time for about a week or so, but ...