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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
February 10, 2017
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
December 28, 2016
Work starts on new Fairfield Inn
Visitors and residents alike will have one more choice when deciding where to stay in Alexandria. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fairfield...
December 28, 2016 - 6:00am
November 11, 2015
IN THE KNOW: Partnership is doing something remarkable for students and community
When the talk of the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) was starting a few years ago, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) never wondered if we could help in any way, it was always – how can we help? The answer was found with my position as the community...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
In the Know: AAEDC focus is job creation, community investment and quality of life
What is economic development? It can be an intangible concept that is hard to explain. The book definition takes a policy perspective: Economic development is the efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
Hopefuls square off: Dayton, Horner clash over state budget plans
Two of the three major candidates for governor shared their views on education, economic development, local government aid and the state's budget...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
Business and Industrial Appreciation Day event fast approaching
The 2010 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event is fast approaching and will honor Gardonville Cooperative of Brandon and Alexandria. The 2010 BIAD event is Friday, October 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. Tickets to attend the event are...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 3, 2010
Jump start for small business success offered in Entrepreneur Boot Camp September 16
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and the Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) Customized Training Center are offering a business startup Entrepreneur Boot Camp. The class will be held Thursday, September 16 at the ATCC Customized Training Center from...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
June 11, 2010
Gardonville to be honored during Business and Industrial Day
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association has been selected to receive the 2010 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) award. The award is presented annually to a local business by the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) and Alexandria Lakes Area...
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Economic development leaders: Growth doesn't just happen
Alexandria continues to flex its economic development muscle. City representatives on the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC),...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
'Boot Camp' offers tips for entrpreneurs
Do you have questions about starting a business? Have you already started a small business and are looking for help staying organized and productive? If you could use some help getting organized, or would simply like some more information about starting or growing a business, attend...
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2009
Jump start for business success offered in Entrepreneur Boot Camp
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) and Alexandria Technical College (ATC) Customized Training Center are offering a business startup class called Entrepreneur Boot Camp. The class will be held October 1 and 2 at Alexandria Technical College Customized Training...
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
Business and Industrial Appreciate Day honors The Aagard Group of Alexandria
The 2009 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event is fast approaching and will honor The Aagard Group, LLC of Alexandria. The 2009 BIAD event will take place Tuesday, October 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. The BIAD award is presented annually...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
Commercial property databases available through the AAEDC
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) provides a simple and cost-free resource for marketing commercial land and buildings from throughout Douglas County on a pair of property databases called MNPRO and LocationOne. Currently, more than 100 buildings and 450...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
Wage, benefits survey under way in area: AAEDC is collecting and compiling information
The 2009 West Central Minnesota Wage and Benefit Survey is currently under way, and businesses are strongly encouraged to participate. If your company has anywhere from one to 1,000 employees and you wonder if your pay ranges are competitive with other companies in the area, then...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am