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Three teams qualify for global finals
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Elementary students have their day
Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Boys golf: Osakis’ season ends at the 5A meet
Baseball: Local players, coach named to all-star series
Girls golf: McGinty shoots 68, but Lakers 11 shots back of Tigers at sections
Osakis’ Eldred named to Ms. Minnesota watch list
Boys tennis: Alex players fall in subsection individuals
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
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
Herbert G. Hoppe Jr.
Larry E. Thielmann
Lori A. Hornberger
Henry (Hank) B. Suchy
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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 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