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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
CAPITOL CHATTER: Minnesota Capitol not alone in renovation work
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 22
Blizzard hockey: Freeze edge Alex in the final period
Football: Morris remains unbeaten against Minnewaska
Blizzard hockey: Alex falls at New Ulm
Football: Christenson runs wild in win at Willmar
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
Kathleen L. Haining
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
September 19, 2011
There's still time to sign up for Leadership Alexandria
All area residents and business people are invited to enroll in the 2011-2012 Class of "Leadership Alexandria," the nine-month program of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Alexandria Technical and Community College, and the West Central Initiative Fund. The program enhances...
September 19, 2011 - 3:13pm
January 21, 2011
Chamber celebrates success, gives awards
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a successful year and presented special honors during its annual awards gala on January...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
Letter - Hunting contributes to economy
To the editor: As the executive director of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, my focus is on encouraging and strengthening the business climate in the Alexandria lakes area. Many in our area care deeply about the success of Alexandria's business community and for many of our businesses,...
November 23, 2010 - 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
Tourism heats up
As this year's summer travel season winds down, more Americans are snatching up the chance for one last relaxing getaway during Labor Day weekend. According...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Rock band joins Chamber of Commerce
A rock band joining a Chamber of Commerce? Why not? That's what members of "Whiplash" are doing. They recently became members of the Alexandria...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
A taste of summer fun
If the Awake the Lakes celebration is a hint of things to come, get ready for a summer of fun. The weekend of events was deemed a big success...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am