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Klobuchar backs bill to help locate missing people with Alzheimer's, autism
In court, Detroit Lakes cop, ex-convict allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Dog sniffs out pot on I-94 near Alexandria
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Girls hockey: Cardinals lament their effort after Warroad runs away in semifinals
Boys basketball: Bitzans, Hintermeister help Chargers edge WCA
Girls basketball: Willmar escapes Alexandria with a CLC title
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Merlin V. Thompson
Jamie Michael Lund
Lillian "Lill" Brezina
Betty Jean Fischer
Dorothy M. Arne
LETTER: Have kids sat down with an NRA official?
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
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
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
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February 8, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Goal: A community of excellence
Alexandria is currently experiencing some pretty exciting times. The local economy is strong. We have a strong business community that represents a vast array of services and products.We have a strong education system, a strong health care system, quality law enforcement entities,...
February 8, 2018 - 3:59pm
January 25, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Know with whom you are doing business
Recently, a new publication hit the streets called Destination Douglas Co, and it features information on local attractions, cuisine, accommodations, parks, recreation, shopping venues, etc. The front cover states it is an "Annual Publication featuring locally owned and operated business."...
January 25, 2017 - 8:00am
November 4, 2016
Chamber Ambassadors visit two businesses
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors visited two local businesses on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The first visit was with the new Alexandria Industries Family Health and Wellness Clinic. The result of a partnership with Achieve Wellness, the clinic provides basic health...
November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm
October 28, 2016
Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra kicks off 2016-17 season
The Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of chamber music on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. at Alexandria United Methodist Church, 2210 Sixth Ave. E., Alexandria. This concert consists of members of the orchestra in small groups presenting chamber music.
October 28, 2016 - 10:00am
September 30, 2016
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
If you drive by the Runestone Museum, you'll notice it has a new look. As part of its 2016 effort to remodel and beautify the exterior of the museum building, which also houses the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, the museum's board of directors voted to purchase new awnings....
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Different has never looked so good
This rotating column by community leaders called "In the Know" has been an interesting and challenging project for the past two years. While the title indicates that those of us writing "know" something big (and many of the guest writers do), I feel honored to be a part of this perpetual...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
May 23, 2016
Bitzan selected as new Chamber of Commerce director
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced the selection of Tara Bitzan to serve as the Chamber’s next...
May 23, 2016 - 5:39pm
May 4, 2016
Tourism packs a punch
The “Economic Impact of Tourism in Alexandria” was the focus of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce spring luncheon held Friday,...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Annual Chamber celebration set for Feb. 11
The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual celebration on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include a business meeting, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and casual business networking. The 2015 board...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Out and about: Fork and Cork introduces refined menu
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Fork and Cork event on Friday, October 23. Chamber members, businesses and community...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Fork and Cork offers evening of food and friends
Time to pop the cork and ready your fork. That's right. The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will present Fork and Cork on Friday, October 23 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. Guests will travel in small groups to five food stations while learning about...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
May 29, 2013
VIDEO: Lakes are now awake
"By the time we're through, the lakes will be awake," predicted a member of the band, Contention, that played during Rib Fest Saturday night. The...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
The Ribfest is back. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved plans for the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce's...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
World-renowned musicians to perform at the 2012 Festival of the Lakes
The Lakes Chamber Music Society of Alexandria has announced the 20th annual Festival of the Lakes chamber music series. Returning favorites include...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
Alexandria Chamber now recruiting rib-cooking teams for Awake the Lakes 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills! It's almost time for the 2012 Awake the Lakes Rib Fest, happening Saturday, May 26 down on 2nd Avenue by Big Ole Park. This is the first time the Rib Fest is being held on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, instead of Friday. Do you think you've...
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am