Guide to Douglas County 2022

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2022 guide to

DOUGLAS COUNTY

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR: parks schools churches attractions area history government restaurants shopping events

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elcome to Douglas County, a region rich with history, the arts, and commerce that is also steeped in a sense of community and pride.

The Echo Press is pleased to bring you this indispensable resource guide to the events, towns, medical services, entertainment, schools, churches, government offices, restaurants, businesses, and organizations that make our county hum. This guide is a handy reference to serve you throughout 2022 and includes important contact information, dates and times for local events, names of elected officials, and also a bit of local history. Whether you live here year-round or just a few months out of the year, whether you vacation here regularly or are just passing through, we welcome you to beautiful Douglas County.

DIANN DREW, Echo Press publisher

inside this Welcome................................................................................................................................4 Phone Numbers & Websites..................................................................................6 History of Douglas County.......................................................................................8 Towns.....................................................................................................................................10 Unincorporated Communities............................................................................. 11 Ongoing Events..............................................................................................................31 Calendar of Events......................................................................................................88 RESOURCES Medical Services............................................................................................ 12 News Media.......................................................................................................14 Library....................................................................................................................16 Homeowner Helpers..................................................................................59

ISSUE

GOVERNMENT State & Federal................................................................................................18 County...................................................................................................................20 City...........................................................................................................................28 Township............................................................................................................. 22 ATTRACTIONS Historic Downtown Alexandria...........................................................14 Central Lakes Trail......................................................................................30 Attractions..........................................................................................................32 Beaches................................................................................................................86 Lakes.......................................................................................................................77 Parks.......................................................................................................................84 CHURCHES......................................................................................................................38 ORGANIZATIONS.......................................................................................................46 SCHOOLS..........................................................................................................................60

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The Guide to Douglas County, published by the Echo Press, is a comprehensive guide to living in Douglas County. If you have a question about the maintenance of your township road, you’ll find your township board members and their contact numbers in the government section. If you

want to know the name of your child’s school principal, it’s in the school section. Want to get into go kart racing? There’s a group for that, with its phone number, in the organization pages. This guide is designed to put useful information at your fingertips throughout the year.

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phone & web

INFORMATION LOCAL WEBSITES

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS EMERGENCY – 911 Law enforcement (non-emergency) Alexandria Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-763-6631 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. . . . . . . . 320-762-8151 Osakis Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-859-2550 Minnesota State Patrol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-201-7000 Fire departments. . . . . . . . . . . . IF EMERGENCY, DIAL 911. Non-emergency: Alexandria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-763-6488 Brandon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-524-2220 Carlos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-852-3000 Evansville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-834-4995 Forada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-762-0300 Garfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-834-3250 Kensington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-965-2500 Leaf Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-834-2540 Millerville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-760-0865 Miltona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-943-1501 Osakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-859-2150 Alomere Health (hospital). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-762-1511 Minnesota Road Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511 National Suicide Prevention. . . . . 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) Poison Control Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-222-1222

state/federal

WEBSITES

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Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.livingalexarea.org Alexandria city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ci.alexandria.mn.us Alexandria Hotel and Hospitality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.explorealex.com Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.alexandriamn.org Alexandria Police Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.alexandriapolice.com Alexandria Township. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.alexandriatownship.org Alomere Health (hospital). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . alomerehealth.com Brandon city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.brandonmn.com Brandon Township. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.brandontownship.org Carlos city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cityofcarlos.com Carlos Township. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.carlostownship.org Douglas County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.co.douglas.mn.us Douglas County Historical Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.dchsmn.org Douglas County Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.douglascountylibrary.org Echo Press Newspaper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.echopress.com Evansville city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.evansvillemn.com Garfield city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.garfieldmn.com Ida Township. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.idatownship.com Kensington city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.kensingtonmn.com LaGrand Township. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lagrandtownship.com Lake Osakis Resort Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lakeosakismn.com Miltona city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.miltona.org Miltona Township. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.miltonatownship.org Osakis city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cityofosakis.com

Minnesota DNR – www.dnr.state.mn.us Minnesota road conditions – www.511mn.org National Weather Service – www.weather.gov State of Minnesota – www.state.mn.us United States government – www.usa.gov


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HISTORY

he first settlements in Douglas County were established in 1858, the same year that Minnesota became a state. The area was a wilderness of woods, prairies and lakes and was home to Dakota and Chippewa Indians. Archeologists date the earliest bones and artifacts found in area burial sites as being more than 2,000 years old. The Red River Trail, used by early pioneers and wagon trains, passed through the area to Fort Abercrombie in North Dakota. In the summer of 1858, brothers Alexander and William Kinkead established a settlement along the shore of Lake Agnes, built a log cabin and hotel, and named the area “Alexandria.” A mail route was set up between St. Cloud and Fort Abercrombie, and government troops cut a road from Fort Snelling to Abercrombie, which allowed for a stage line and increasing numbers of new settlers. In 1862, news arrived that the Dakota were forming war parties. Many settlers headed east to safety, while others combined forces to defend their property. The Dakota uprising was too powerful, however, and the settlements were abandoned.

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Months later, settlers returned to the county and soldiers arrived to build a stockade in Alexandria for protection. Treaties were later signed with the Dakota, and by 1866, things had calmed and the soldiers left. That same year, Douglas County’s boundaries were officially set. The county was named for Senator Stephen Douglas, a statesman and leader in the Democratic Party who helped with its establishment. A government land office was set up in Alexandria. With the signing of the Homestead Act by President Lincoln, a surge of European immigrants and Civil War veterans came. Within seven years, almost all tillable land was claimed. In 1878, the railroad was connected from Melrose to Alexandria and, the next year, to Brandon and Evansville. Several cities in the county were started along the steam locomotive line, including Nelson and Garfield. Eventually, the Soo Line crossed the county, and more towns, including Kensington, Forada, Carlos and Miltona, popped up. The new rail line allowed tourists and sportsmen easy access to the area, and the wealth of fish and game made the area a popular vacation spot.


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area ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria’s population of 14,335 swells in the summer months due to the large amount of tourism in the area. The city is located just a couple of hours northwest of the Twin Cities on I-94. The site of the 1858 settlement was established by William and Alexander Kinkead (for whom the city was named). An army fort was built in 1862 after an Indian uprising, and afterward, growth was steady in the town. The village of Alexandria was incorporated in 1877, and the first passenger train reached the settlement in 1878. The village became an official city in 1909.

BRANDON

Brandon, population 492, is located about 15 miles west of Alexandria on County Road 82. The village, which was an early stagecoach stop, was originally called “Chippewa” and was located north of the current townsite. When the railroad

TOWNS

was built through the area in 1879, the town re-formed alongside the tracks and was named after Brandon, Vermont, the birthplace of Stephen A. Douglas, for whom Douglas County was named. The town was incorporated in 1881.

CARLOS

Carlos, population 494, is located about nine miles north of Alexandria on State Highway 29. The city began to form in 1867 just after the Indian uprising. When the railroad was built in 1903, an area near the tracks was chosen as the official townsite. It was named after nearby Lake Carlos. The town was incorporated on July 7, 1904.

EVANSVILLE

Evansville, population 599, is located about 20 miles west of Alexandria on County Road 82. The village was platted in the fall of 1879, with the coming of the first railway train, and was incorporated in 1881. The village was named for the

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county’s first mail carrier, Evans, who carried mail on foot from Alexandria to Fort Abercrombie.

FORADA

Forada, population 161, is eight miles south of Alexandria on State Highway 29 and east on County Road 4. The railway village was platted in July 1903 by Cyrus A. Campbell and incorporated April 6, 1905. It was named for Campbell’s wife, Ada. Because there already was a city in Minnesota named Ada, he changed it to Forada (For Ada).

GARFIELD

Garfield, population 357, is located about seven miles west of Alexandria on County Road 82. The railway village was platted Feb. 17, 1882, and incorporated Sept. 9, 1905. The city was named in honor of President Garfield, who was shot and killed by an assassin just prior to the official naming of the railroad town.


KENSINGTON

Kensington, population 282, is located 16 miles west of Alexandria on State Highway 27 and south on County Road 1. This railway village in Solem Township was platted by the Honorable William D. Washburn in 1887 and incorporated June 6, 1891. A railroad conductor with roots in England created a large garden that he named Kensington Gardens (an area west of London near Westminster is known as Kensington Palace). The area became a town, and the name was shortened to Kensington.

MILLERVILLE

Millerville, population 106, is located about 20 miles northwest of Alexandria on County Road 82 and north on County Road 7. Millerville was established as a township in 1867 and was named for a prominent German settler, John Miller, who lived in the area.

MILTONA

Miltona, population 426, is located 14 miles north of Alexandria on State Highway 29 and east on County Road 14. Miltona was named for Lake Miltona, which had been named for Mrs. Florence Miltona Roadruck, who lived in the area.

NELSON

Nelson, population 179, is located about four miles east of Alexandria on County Road 82. The city formed after the railroad was built through the area in 1875 and was incorporated in 1905. The city was named in honor of Senator Knute Nelson. The city was first called “Dent” in honor of an early settler.

OSAKIS

Osakis, population 1,773, is located about nine miles east of Alexandria on County Road 82. The city was founded in 1866 and incorporated in 1881. The first passenger train arrived in 1878. The city of Osakis was named after the lake it borders. The lake’s name was most likely derived from “Oh-za-kees,” the Ojibwe Indian name for the lake. “Oh-zakees” means “place of the Sauk” and refers to the Sauk Indians who lived in the area for a short time.

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COMMUNITIES BELLE RIVER

MELBY

HOLMES CITY

ROSE CITY

LEAF VALLEY

SPRUCE CENTER

Belle River is 11 miles northeast of Alexandria. Riverdale Township, named for the Long Prairie River, was established in 1870. The name was changed to Belle River Township. St. Nicholas Catholic Church was built in 1871, and a small settlement developed west of the church that became known as Belle River. The church burned in 1915, but in 1916, a new church was completed, serving as the center of the community to this day. Holmes City is about seven miles southwest of Alexandria. The first settler in the area may have been a trapper/trader named Lewis, who had an Indian trading station in Moe Township. In 1858, three men purchased the trading post and moved it to the current site of Holmes City. Holmes City Township was established in 1866 and named after one of the men, Thomas Holmes of Pennsylvania. It was the third township formed in the county. Leaf Valley lies 15 miles northwest of Alexandria in Leaf Valley Township. The township was established in 1867. The name refers to its location just south of the Leaf Hills, also called the Leaf Mountains, in nearby Otter Tail County. The village formed at a crossroads and at one time included a town hall, general store, feed mill and a large co-op creamery.

Melby is 25 miles northwest of Alexandria in Lund Township. The first settlement was known as Melby Station and was located on either side of the Great Northern Railroad track and by 1889 was a flourishing community. Due to the dangers of the curving terrain and dangerous railroad crossings, the express office later moved just under a mile west. The businesses and residents soon followed, and Melby formed at that location. Rose City is 18 miles northeast of Alexandria in Spruce Hill Township. The township was organized in 1875. The community was named after the Rose Creamery, but there are conflicting stories as to how the creamery was named. Some say it was for families in the area with similar names. Others believe it was for the wild roses that grew in the area. At one time, the settlement had several businesses, but the population never did take off. Spruce Center is 15 miles northeast of Alexandria in Spruce Hill Township. In 1869, a man named Gordon built a dam on Spruce Creek and started a saw mill. Spruce Hill Village quickly grew around it, and by the mid-1880s, it was booming. Later, the Merickel Brothers built a larger dam and mill nearby and started Spruce Center. Spruce Hill Township was organized in 1875. Years later, the Spruce Hill dam went out. It was never replaced, and that village slowly died. Today, it is an historic county park.


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medical

SERVICES

ALOMERE HEALTH (HOSPITAL)

111 17th Avenue East, Alexandria, MN 56308 320-762-1511 | www.alomerehealth.com Carl Vaagenes, Chief Executive Officer Alexandria Rayus (X-ray) – 320-762-6040 Business Office (Account Services Self Pay) – 320-759-4242 Business Office (Insurance) – 320-762-6056 Cardiopulmonary Services – 320-762-6006 Dialysis (CentraCare) – 320-762-1226 driveABILITY – 320-762-6079 Education – 320-762-6094 Hearing Impaired TDD – 320-762-6100 Human Resources – 320-762-6080 Intensive Care Unit – 320-762-6065 Joint Replacement Center – 320-762-6661 Medical Oncology – 320-762-6650 Medical/Surgical Nursing Unit – 320-759-4200 Radiation/Oncology (CentraCare) – 320-762-8903 Rehabilitation Services (Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy) – 320-762-6079 Rehab at Alexandria Clinic – 320-763-2573 Rehab at YMCA – 320-762-6479 Surgery Center – 320-762-6030


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HAPPENING Here’s a peek at some of the happenings that are planned in Historic Downtown Alexandria in the coming months:

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ALEXANDRIA

ake a trip back through history when you visit downtown Alexandria. The town and merchants who populate the downtown stores take pride in Alexandria’s legacy and are dedicated to making your visit memorable. Formed in 1967, the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association (ADMA) strives to strengthen the attractiveness of downtown for Alexandria shoppers, residents, visitors and business owners alike, while being recognized as a destination and a source of true value in the community. From Third to Eighth Avenue, downtown Alexandria brims with history reaching back

to the 1800s and is home to popular shopping destinations such as antiques, unique boutiques, gift shops, eateries, museums and theater. ADMA is the largest retail organization in Alexandria. Its focus is to leverage the individual resources of small businesses to promote downtown Alexandria with a unified intensity. The group organizes projects and events that take place downtown, as well as paying special attention to the beauty and aesthetic appeal of the downtown area. ADMA also purchases the flower baskets that hang downtown in the summer.

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MEDIA

NEWSPAPER

The Echo Press, Lakeland Shopping Guide and Classy Canary P.O. Box 549, 225 7th Ave. E. Alexandria MN 56308 320-763-3133 Tipline – 320-815-0834 Website – www.echopress.com Email – echo@echopress.com

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RADIO STATIONS

PraiseLive (Christian) KBHL: 103.9 FM P.O. Box 247 402 Pike St. E. Osakis, MN 56360 1-800-658-2229 Website – www.praiselive.org Email – mail@praiselive.org KIKV 100.7 FM (Country) Cool 94.3 FM (Classic Hits) 2060 Digital Lakes Deals 604 3rd Avenue West Alexandria, MN 56308 Office – 320-762-2154 Fax – 320-762-2156 Studios – KIK-FM (call or text)

Spring Preview: April 4-8 Sidewalk Sale: May 25-29 Wine, Ale and Art Crawl: June 10 Vikingland Band Festival: June 26 Wine, Ale and Art Crawl: July 29 Downtown Crazy Days: Aug. 4-8 Oletober Fest: Sept. 9-11 Fall Preview: Sept. 19-23 Downtown Trick or Treat: Oct. 31 Shoppers on the Hunt: Nov. 4-6 Christmas in the Fort: Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday: Nov. 26 Christmas Event: Dec. 3 *Events are subject to change (Check downtownalexandria.com for updates.)

320-763-5458; COOL 94.3 (call or text) 320-762-6534 Websites – www.kickcountry. com; www.cool943.com; www.lakesdeals.com; www. hubbardradio.com Email – alexandrianews@hbi.com KXRA AM (News/talk) 1490 AM & 100.3 FM & 105.7 FM KX92 FM (Classic rock) 92.3 FM Z99 FM (Today’s Hit Music) 99.3 FM 1312 Broadway Alexandria, MN 56308 320-763-3131 Website – www.voiceofalexandria. com Email – info@voiceofalex.com


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The mission of the Douglas County Library is to provide for the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs of the community. The library seeks to promote knowledge, understanding, and wisdom by providing all residents with free access to a variety of materials and services. The library offers more than 100,000 items as well as many other services: Newspapers Audio books DVDs Downloadable e-books Periodicals

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Book/CD sets Compact discs Large print materials Paperbacks Book club kits Large meeting room with Smart Board Medium meeting room Study room

SERVICES PROVIDED FOR MINIMAL FEES INCLUDE: Self-serve photocopies Computer lab photocopies Fax services Large meeting room rental

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Scanning Friends of the Library bookstore (closed during pandemic) Charging stations for cell phones and devices Author events Children’s story hours Seasonal reading programs Community Read (MayJune) Craft classes for adults and children

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LIBRARY 720 Fillmore, Alexandria, MN 56308 Email: library@douglascounty.lib.mn.us Website: www.douglascountylibrary.org Main – 320-762-3014 Children’s – 320-762-3013

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Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday:10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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GOVERNMENT STATE REPRESENTATIVES: Mary Franson (R) – District 8B 303 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone – 651- 296-3201 Email – rep.mary.franson@house.mn Jeff Backer (R) – District 12A 369 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone – 651-296-4929 Email – rep.jeff.backer@house.mn

Paul Anderson (R) – District 12B 377 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone – 651-296-4317 Email – rep.paul.anderson@house.mn

STATE SENATORS: Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) – District 8 3207 MN Senate Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone – 651-297-8063 Email – sen.bill.ingebrigtsen@senate.mn Torrey Westrom (R) – District 12 3201 MN Senate Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone – 651-296-3826 Email – sen.torrey.westrom@senate.mn PAGE 18 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2022

GOVERNOR:

Tim Walz 130 State Capitol 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155 Phone – 651-201-3400; 1-800-657-3717 Fax – 651-797-1850 Email – Use online form at https://mn.gov/ governor/contact/ Website – www.mn.gov/governor

U.S. REP. – DISTRICT 7: Michelle Fischbach (R) 2211 First Street, Suite 190 Willmar, MN 56201 Phone – 202-225-2165; 320-403-6100 Fax – 202-225-1593 Website – https://fischbach.house.gov

U.S. SENATORS: Amy Klobuchar (DFL) 425 Dirksen Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone – 202-224-3244; 1-888-224-9043 Fax – 202-228-2186 Website – klobuchar.senate.gov Tina Smith (DFL) 720 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone – 202-224-5641 Website – smith.senate.gov

MN Senate Information: 651-296-0504; 1-888-234-1112 (toll free) MN House Information: 651-296-2146; 1-800-657-3550 (toll free)


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Frogs are a sign of a healthy ecosystem and these little hoppers are plentiful in Minnesota. Can you name the different types of frogs in this area?

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DISTRICT 1:

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division

District 1 includes Lund, Evansville, Brandon, Moe, Millerville, Leaf Valley, Ida, Urness, Holmes City and Solem townships and the cities of Evansville, Brandon, Millerville, Garfield and Kensington.

Ag/Ditch Inspector: Tom Anderson 762-2999

Library: Dawn Dailey 762-3015

Assessor: Stacy Honkomp 762-3884

Maintenance: Rodney Naab 460-7762

Attorney: Chad Larson 762-3856

Motor Vehicle/License Bureau: Susan Crotteau 762-3897

DISTRICT 2:

Tim Kalina – 320-808-5749 14098 County Road 21 SW Alexandria, MN 56308 District 2 includes LaGrand, Hudson and Lake Mary townships; the city of Forada; and Alexandria City Ward 1, Precinct 1 and Ward 5, Precinct 1.

DISTRICT 3:

Jerry Rapp – 320-766-2065 11418 Minnesouri Rd. Alexandria, MN 56308 District 3 includes Miltona, Spruce Hill, Osakis, Orange, Carlos and Belle River townships and the cities of Osakis, Miltona, Nelson and Carlos.

DISTRICT 4:

Charlie Meyer – 320-760-7662 PO Box 114 Alexandria, MN 56308 District 4 includes Alexandria’s Ward 1, Precinct 2; Ward 2; and Alexandria Township.

DISTRICT 5:

Heather Larson – 612-414-1626 1117 Maple St. Alexandria, MN 56308 District 5 includes Alexandria’s Ward 3, Ward 4 and Ward 5, Precinct 2.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners meets in the Douglas County Administration Building, 821 Cedar Street, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9 a.m. PAGE 20 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2022

Auditor/Treasurer: Vicki Doehling 762-3077 Coordinator: Heather Schlangen 7623022 Corrections: Deb Anderson 762-3889

Parks Division: Brad Bonk 762-2999 Recorder: Mary Skillings 762-3877

Court Administration: Rhonda Bot 762-3033

Recycling/Organics Recycling/Household Hazardous Waste: Nathan Reinbold 7639340

Emergency Management: Julie Anderson 304-7115

Senior Citizens: Joyce McIntosh, Senior Coordinator 762-3047

Finance: Jill Frisell 762-3880

Sheriff: Troy Wolbersen 762-8151

Highway Department/ Public Works: Tim Erickson 762-2999

Social Services: Laurie Bonds 762-2302

Horizon Public Health: Ann Stehn 762-3003 Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA): Jeff Schiffman 762-3849 Information Systems: Brent Birkeland 762-3040 Land and Resource Management: Dave Rush 762-3863

Waste-to-Energy Facility/Solid Waste: Steve Vrchota 763-9340 Surveyor: Patrick Veraguth 762-2999 U of M Extension: Cecilia Amadou 762-3890 Veteran Services: Jacob Turner 762-3883


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GOVERNMENT ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP

www.alexandriatownship.org Office: 320-759-5300 Clerk: Gregg Raisanen – 320-491-6977 Supervisors: Rod Eldevik – 320-763-7566 Jeff Oberg – 763-229-4580 Joel Dahlheimer – 320-808-1441 Jerome Wright – 320-763-7459 Dennis Butz – 320-219-0255 Treasurer: Mona Billmark – 320-815-1089 Meets at township office, 324 Broadway, first and third Mondays of each month, 6 p.m.

BELLE RIVER TOWNSHIP

Clerk/Treasurer: Jesse Lusty – 612-805-0200 Supervisors: Doug Steidl – 320-760-5392 Gerald Nelson – 320-766-1727 Andy Miller – 320-852-9887 Meets in the St. Nicholas Church basement the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. during winter, 8 p.m. during the summer.

BRANDON TOWNSHIP

brandontownship.org Clerk: Mike Cleary – 320-290-4490 Supervisor: Bryan Meichsner – 320-808-6336 Chair: Kerby Lund – 320-760-1186 Vice chair: Dennis Lund – 320-808-3737 Treasurer: Kathy Zimmerman – 320-766-5700 Meets at Community Center on the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., except January and February when it meets the third Tuesday.

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CARLOS TOWNSHIP

carlostownship.org Clerk: Rebecca Anderson – 320-846-0373 Chairman: Rod Meyers – 320-491-5163 Supervisors: Bill Krivanek – 320-846-0668 Dwayne Waldorf – 320-852-7827 Treasurer: Tammy Schwegel – 320-852-7454 Meets at the Carlos Town Hall the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 7 p.m.

EVANSVILLE TOWNSHIP

Clerk: Mary Wright – 320-815-0023 Supervisors: Kyle Weets – 320-815-3260 Douglas Lee – 320-524-2634 Tony Wright – 320-815-7168 Treasurer: Jeanine Henneman – 320-491-0663 Meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Evansville City Hall.

HOLMES CITY TOWNSHIP

holmescitytownship.org Clerk/Treasurer: Christopher Wanner – 763-350-5005 Deputy clerk/treasurer: Julie Rice – 320-212-5030 Supervisors: Gary Schuneman – 320-283-5507 Darin Weisel – 320-763-6600 Joe Callahan – 763-286-8615 Meets at Town Hall on the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m.

HUDSON TOWNSHIP

www.facebook.com/HudsonTownship Clerk: Carol Hedlund – 320-760-9752 Supervisors: Daniel New – 303-304-9074 Jeff Tvrdik – 320-762-1847 Scott Tvrdik Treasurer: Cindy VanLuik – 320-760-9492 Meets at Forada City Hall on the second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m.


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IDA TOWNSHIP

idatownship.com Clerk/Treasurer: Barb Kilgore – 320-491-6727 Supervisors: Daniel Diedrich – 320-815-0299 Michael Steidl – 320-491-6015 Jeff Way – 320-766-7290 Meets at Township Hall first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., November-February meetings are only on the third Mondays.

LAGRAND TOWNSHIP

lagrandtownship.com Clerk: Kelly Beilke – 320-491-9293 Supervisors: Ben Johnson – 320-815-2776 Dick Miller – 320-808-6011 Diane Erickson – 320-808-1215 Treasurer: Paulynn Terhark – 320-762-2129 Meets at Town Hall on the first and third Mondays of each month, 4:30 p.m.

LAKE MARY TOWNSHIP

lakemarytwpmn.govoffice2.com Clerk: Susan Hanson – 320-766-5205 Chairman: James Schmidt – 320-491-1349 Supervisors: Pete Fernholz – 320-491-9335 Max Radil Treasurer: Christy Tvrdik – 320-309-0471 Meets at Town Hall on the second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.

LEAF VALLEY TOWNSHIP

leafvalleytownship.com/ Clerk: Pamela Cuperus – 218-267-2533 Chair: Dale Diedrich – 218-267-2243 Supervisors: Brent Ost – 218-267-2942 Keith Schultz – 320-834-4036 Treasurer: Barb Guenther – 218-267-5741 Meets at Town Hall on the second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m.

LUND TOWNSHIP

lundtownshipmn.us Clerk: Kim Englund – 320-815-0935 Chairman: Mike New – 320-424-3253 Supervisors: Shaun Johnson – 320-766-1210 Jon Ford – 507-383-8915 Treasurer:Tracy Zickur – 320-808-5249 Meets at Township Hall on the third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.

GOVERNMENT MILLERVILLE TOWNSHIP

Clerk: Marilyn Bitzan – 320-815-5220 Supervisors: Kenneth Kuhn – 320-834-4874 Larry Carlson – 320-948-2117 Doug Schaffer – 320-760-8631 Treasurer: Nancy Reitmeier – 320-876-2112 Meets at Fire Hall on the second Thursday of each month, 6 p.m.

MILTONA TOWNSHIP

miltonatownship.org Clerk: Tom Blank – 320-219-9582 Treasurer: Stephanie Stueve – 320-815-6397 Chair: Jerome Haggenmiller – 218-943-1841 Supervisors: Matt Kugler – 320-8080039 Jarrod Oberg – 320-333-6702 Meets at the Community Center on the first Monday of each month, 7 p.m.

MOE TOWNSHIP

Clerk: Jennifer Dietrich – 320-859-2266 Supervisors: Mitch Zarbok – 320-8595087 Dave Boogaard – 320-815-4351 Danial Mensen Treasurer: Barb Boogaard Meets at clerk’s home the second Monday of each month, 8 p.m.

ORANGE TOWNSHIP

Clerk: Jennifer Dietrich - (320) 766-0288 Supervisors: Mitch Zarbok (320) 859-5087 Dave Boogaard - (320) 859-2644 Ken Marthaler - (320) 766-2000 Treasurer: Barb Boogaard Meets at clerk’s home 2nd Monday each month, 8 p.m.

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OSAKIS TOWNSHIP

Clerk/treasurer: Dawn McNeal – 320-808-9958 Deputy Clerk/Treasurer: Bev Guyette – 320-859-3323 Supervisors: Brian Niehoff – 320-760-2293 Gene Rasmusen – 320-808-1388 Howard Swenstad – 218-639-3105 Meets in the basement of the Lillian Building the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m.

SOLEM TOWNSHIP

Clerk: Marcy Holl – 320-304-4052 Supervisors: Bruce Wohlforth – 320-965-2655 Curt Hamen – 320-965-2760 Mark Fernholz – 320-986-2171 Treasurer: Kevin Holl – 320-965-2291 Meets at Kensington Rune Stone Park visitor center on the second Monday each month, at 7 p.m. November through March, 8 p.m. the rest of the year

SPRUCE HILL TOWNSHIP

Clerk: Karen Kuhnau – 218-943-5631 Supervisors: Lawrence L. Skoglund – 218-943-1532 Terry Sather – 218-943-2258 Brad Lusty – 218-943-5851 Treasurer: Jesse Lusty – 612-805-0200 From November through March at the clerk’s house at 7 p.m., the rest of the year at Spruce Hill Township Hall at 8 p.m.

URNESS TOWNSHIP

Clerk: Judi Andreasen – 320-760-5393 Supervisors: John Plaster – 320-760-1686 Brent Johnson – 320-808-3454 Gerald Johnson – 320-815-3392 Treasurer: Joan Barsness – 218-731-7607 Meets at Urness Town Hall on the second Monday of each month, 6 p.m.


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ALEXANDRIA

POP 14,335 56308 City Hall phone – 320-763-6678 Website – www.alexandriamn.city Mayor – Bobbie Osterberg - 320-759-3632 Administrator – Martin Schultz 320-759-3629 City council: Ward I – Bill Franzen - 320-815-7012 Ward II – Roger Thalman 320-491-2027 Ward III – Scott Allen - 320-763-6678 Ward IV – Dave Benson - 320-763-5790 Ward V – Andrew Wiener - 320-763-6678 Police chief – Scott Kent - 320-763-6631 Fire chief – Jeff Karrow - 320-808-3590 City attorney – Tom Jacobson 320-763-3141 Assessor – Reed Heidelberger 320-763-6678 Building Department – 320-759-3644 Fire Hall (non-emergency) – 320-763-6488 City planner – Mike Weber 320-759-3626 Street department – 320-763-3080 Park superintendent – Bill Thoennes 320-760-2928 ALP Utilities – 320-763-6501 Alexandria Airport – 320-762-2111 Economic Development Commission – 320-763-4545 Runestone Community Center – 320-763-4466 Council meets at Alexandria City Hall 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. PAGE 28 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2022

GOVERNMENT BRANDON

POP 501 56315 City Hall phone – 320-524-2260 or 320-834-4567 Website – www.brandonmn.com Mayor – Roger Campbell - 320524-2457 Clerk/Treasurer – Debra Grommesh - 320-524-2260 City council: Jerry Bitzan - 320-524-2667 Scott Pohlmann - 320-491-1198 Brad Klossner - 320-808-1327 Mike Ranweiler - 320-524-2697 Fire chief – Jeron Buchholz - 320304-1933 City attorney – Mike Dolan - 320762-2361 Council meets at the city clerk’s office 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

CARLOS

POP 497 56319 City Hall phone – 320-852-3000 Website – www.cityofcarlos.com Mayor – Todd Burgess - 320-8529949 Clerk/Treasurer – Lori Johnson 320-852-3000 City council: Donna Eveslage - 320-287-0985

Teresa Zwieg - 320-766-1945 Chris Miller - 218-251-1289 Ronna Berghoff - 320-491-1892 Fire chief – Colton Steidl - 320766-0183 City attorney – Thomas Klecker 320-762-2361 and Mike Dolan - 320-762-2361 Council meets at city offices, 109 1st St. W., 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

EVANSVILLE

POP 603 56326 City Hall phone – 320-834-4995 or 218- 948-2295 Website – www.evansvillemn.com Mayor – Chuck Steffenson - 320834-4626 Clerk/Treasurer – Diana Olson 320-834-4995 City council: Colleen Shores - 320-766-3950 Julie Aasness - 320-815-0631 Deb Berry - 320-356-5085 Michael Hudson Fire chief – Tyler Anderson - 320237-3248 City attorney – Mike Dolan - 320762-2361 Council meets at City Hall, 106 State St., 2nd Monday of each month, 7 p.m.


FORADA

POP 170 56308 City Hall phone – 320-762-9772 Website – www.foradacity.com Mayor – David Reller 701-212-7487 Clerk/Treasurer – Jo Kluver 320-762-9772 City council: Bob VerKinderen - 320-766-5075 Scott Erickson - 320-763-7099 Mitch Critz - 320-760-7214 Fire chief – Stephen VanLuik 320-760-0389 City attorney – Bill Leuthner 320-762-0259 Council meets at the City Hall 1st Monday following 1st Tuesday of each month.

GARFIELD

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POP 349 56332 City Hall phone – 320-834-2238 Website – www.garfieldmn.com Mayor – John Nienaber Jr. 320-460-0520 Clerk/Treasurer – Paulynn Terhark - 320-834-2238 City council: Trent Ziegelman - 320-760-7308 Ryan Holverson - 320-766-4305 Troy Mills - 320-834-2743 Jason Uhde - 320-834-3933 Fire chief – Jed Tatro 320-815-6542 City attorney – Thomas Klecker 320-762-2361 and Mike Dolan 320-762-2361 Council meets at City Hall 2nd Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

KENSINGTON

POP 266 56343 Website – www.kensingtonmn.com Mayor – Jim Schecker - 320-965-6203 Clerk – Jennifer Kangas - 320-965-2500 Treasurer – Pryce Score - 320-965-2711 City council: Amy Eystad - 320-965-6261 Emmy Maheux - 320-965-2327 Randy Petersen - 320-965-2289 John Gran - 320-965-3003 Fire chief – Todd Eystad - 320-760-2382 City attorney: Thornton, Hegg, Reif, Dolan & Bowen - 320-762-2361 Council meets at the Kensington Community Center 1st Monday of each month.

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MILLERVILLE

POP 100 56315 Mayor – Ryan Lehn - 320-876-2785 Clerk/Treasurer – Jennifer Lysfjord - 320-834-2490 City council: Mitch Brandsted - 320-815-6886 Paul Thoennes - 320-815-1519 Sharon Wagner - 320-527-3442 Lori Roers - 320-834-4060 Fire chief – Troy Becker - 320-760-0865 City attorney – Mike Dolan - 320-762-2361 Council meets at City Hall 1st Tuesday of each month.

MILTONA

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TRAIL

The Central Lakes Trail is a paved biking and walking trail that spans Douglas County from Osakis through Evansville and on to Fergus Falls in Otter Tail County. The 55-mile-long trail, located on the old Burlington Northern rail line grade, connects the cities of Osakis, Nelson, Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon, Evansville and Melby in Douglas County. The trail then moves on through Ashby in Grant County and into Otter Tail County where it passes through Dalton before ending in Fergus Falls. The trailhead and parking area in Alexandria is at the north end of Broadway in Big Ole Central Park. Other trailheads are available in Osakis, Garfield, Brandon and Evansville. These trail heads include parking areas, portable restrooms and trailside shelters. A bike shelter is also available along the trail about 1.5 miles east of Nelson. The Central Lakes Trail also connects to the Lake Wobegon trail, which runs from Osakis through Sauk Centre to St. Joseph. Together, they make one of the longest paved bike trails in the state. The Central Lakes Trail (www. centrallakestrail.com) is used as a snowmobile trail in the winter.

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POP 431 56354 City Hall phone – 218-943-1501 Website – www.miltona.org Mayor – Brian Carpenter - 218-371-5217 Clerk/Treasurer – Bob Guetter - 218-943-1501 City council: Dave Carter - 218-943-5199 Mickey Lint - 218-943-4312 April Steidl - 320-766-5278 Kim Thoennes - 218-943-1055 Fire chief: Jacob Steidl - 320-760-7728 City attorney: Tom Klecker - 320-762-2361 Council meets at City Hall 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

NELSON

POP 182 56355 City Hall phone – 320-304-2882 Mayor – Gerald Gay Sr. - 320-808-5432 Clerk – Tiffany Heinrich - 320-304-2882 City council: Sean Gay - 320-766-7070 Luann Gibson - 320-293-5600 Gary Radtke - 320-760-2450 Corina Weinhandl - 320-491-8181 City attorney – Mike Dolan - 320-762-2361 Council meets at City Hall 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

OSAKIS

POP 1,771 56360 City Hall phone – 320-859-2150 Website – www.cityofosakis.com Mayor – Dan Wessel - 320-250-3078 Clerk/Treasurer – Angela Jacobson - 320-859-2150 City council: Laura Backes - 320-859-4621 Tim Thornbloom - 320-491-2848 Randy Anderson - 320-859-5512 Alan Larson - 320-766-8681 Fire chief – Craig Dropik - 320-766-9715 Police chief – Chad Gulbranson - 320-859-2550 City attorney – Mike Dolan - 320-762-2361 Council meets at City Hall, 14 Nokomis St. E., 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m.


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EVENTS

WISSOTA CAR RACING:

Saturdays, May 7-Labor Day, 6:30 p.m. Additional specials on other dates. Check for time. Viking Speedway, Alexandria 320-762-1559, www.vikingspeedway.net

GOKART RACING:

Fridays, May-Aug., 7 p.m. Additional specials on other dates. Douglas County Fairgrounds, Alexandria 320-491-9249, www.runestonegokart.com

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS:

First Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. Evansville Arts Center www.evansvilleartcenter.com

RED WILLOW ARTS COALITION SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Thursdays, May 26-Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Douglas County Courthouse lawn, Alexandria www.redwillowartscoalition.org

OPEN MIC NIGHTS:

Third Thursday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m. March-December Evansville Arts Center www.evansvilleartcenter.com

FIRST FRIDAY CONCERTS:

First Friday of each month March-Dec., 7 to 9 p.m. Evansville Arts Center www.evansvilleartcenter.com

LIVE MUSIC:

Year round: Fridays & Saturdays 6-9 p.m. in the brewery Saturday 2-5 p.m. in the winery Memorial Day-Labor Day: Sundays, 1-4 p.m. in the winery Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria 320-846-5443, www.carloscreekwinery.com

VIKINGLAND CORVETTE CLUB’S SUNDAY CRUISE AND DINNER:

Sundays, May-September, 4:30 p.m. All classic and muscle cars included on first Sunday of each month Alexandria Clinic parking lot www.vikinglandcorvetteclub.com

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HOCKEY September-March Runestone Community Center, Alexandria www.alexandriablizzard.com

ALEXANDRIA FARMERS MARKET:

Saturdays, May 14-Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Thursdays, June 23-Oct. 29, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, June 21-Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to noon. Big Ole Central Park, Alexandria

HOLMES CITY FARMERS MARKET AND COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Saturdays, mid-May through mid-Oct, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast through 10:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, Holmes City

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The Brandon History Center is located in the historic Brandon Auditorium, built in 1936. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and display articles, pictures and memorabilia from Brandon, Millerville and the surrounding area for future generations. It also assists in the preservation of the Historic Brandon Auditorium and other local historic sites. 320-834-4505; www. brandonmn.com.

DOUGLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Douglas County Historical Society was organized in 1976 to discover, preserve and disseminate the history of the county and its people. It is housed in the historic home of Knute Nelson. Nelson was elected to the Minnesota Legislature, served two terms in U.S. Congress, was the state’s first foreignborn governor and served in the U.S. Senate for 28 years. He died in 1923. In 1978, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 1987 became the society’s headquarters. The society includes a research library, church, school, cemetery and family history records, microfilm of census records and area newspapers. It has slide shows of area towns, oral histories, photo collections, vintage clothing/uniform collection and more. 320-762-0382; www.dchsmn.org

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One of the most eye-catching “landmarks” in Alexandria is Big Ole – a Viking statue in Big Ole Central Park at the north end of Broadway. The idea for the statue began in January 1964 when North Star World’s Fair Corporation in Osseo began working on an addition to the Minnesota display for the New York World’s Fair. The display was to feature the Kensington Runestone in an animated scene titled “Minnesota, Birthplace of America.” The new item to coincide with this display was a 28-foot, four-ton Viking statue. Big Ole was completed by Gorden Displays of Minneapolis in April 1965 and transported to New York for the World’s Fair. He arrived in Alexandria in December 1965. Big Ole most recently underwent repairs and a new paint job, including new beard color, in 2016. PAGE 32 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2022

EVANSVILLE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

The Evansville Historical Foundation was founded by Alf Thompson with the purpose of preserving the history of Evansville and the surrounding community for current and future generations to enjoy. The archives provide a wealth of information on the history of Evansville, as well as a wonderful resource for those interested in genealogical research. The foundation includes several buildings, including the Thompson house, Johanson house, country schoolhouse, log cabin, root cellar, pioneer church, prayer chapel, town hall and Johnson house. 218-948-2010; evansvillehistory.org.

KENSINGTON RUNESTONE

It’s a controversy more than 100 years in the making: Did an immigrant Swedish farmer find a buried rock in 1898 that contained an ancient runic message carved by Viking explorers 100 years before Columbus landed in America? Or is the whole thing a hoax, perpetrated by the farmer or some other prankster? You can view the controversial stone at the Runestone Museum, 206 Broadway in Alexandria. A large replica of the Kensington Runestone is located in a small park at the east end of Sixth Avenue in Alexandria.


RUNESTONE MUSEUM/FORT ALEXANDRIA

The Runestone Museum and Fort Alexandria are at 206 Broadway, Alexandria. Along with the famed Kensington Runestone, the museum holds exhibits on Native Americans, early immigrant history, a memorial/ gun exhibit, wildlife exhibit and hands-on children’s area. Next to the museum stands Fort Alexandria, a nearly exact replica of a stockade built in 1862. The fort includes a general store and post office, log cabin, church, country school, blacksmith shop, washhouse, smokehouse, a 40-foot Viking ship and farm equipment from years gone by. 320-763-3160; www.runestonemuseum.org

LEGACY OF THE LAKES MUSEUM

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Alexandria was formed in 1995 by local residents as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of antique and classic watercraft, resort memorabilia and sporting equipment used on Minnesota lakes. The museum first opened in 2004, with a new building constructed in 2006. Its name was changed to Legacy of the Lakes in 2016 as it celebrated its 10th anniversary. The museum celebrates area lake traditions and legacies and is committed to their preservation for future generations. 320759-1114; legacyofthelakes.org

OUR LADY OF THE HILLS

Our Lady of the Hills is a shrine of the Virgin Mary erected by a rural Millerville resident in response to answered prayers for healing. It overlooks the hill country near the border of Douglas and Otter Tail counties. The steel and cement statue stands 22 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds. It is located on Our Lady of the Hills Road northwest of Millerville.

OSAKIS AREA HERITAGE CENTER

The Osakis Area Heritage Center’s mission is to discover, preserve and share the history of the Osakis area. Located in the Osakis Information Center, 11 East Main St., the center includes a research collection of family files, cemetery maps, town maps, county histories, photo files, scrapbooks, high school and charter school yearbooks, microfilm and print copies of the Osakis Review newspaper. 320-859-3777.

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ASSOCIATION

ENTERTAINMENT

The Alexandria Art Guild is a non-profit organized in support of the visual arts in the Alexandria community. Artists and art lovers meet monthly on the third Wednesday of each month. The annual Art deTour held mid-June invites the public to visit the artists in their studios and shop a wide array of original art. For information and to see member artists visit www.alexart.org or email alexartguild@ gmail.com.

EVANSVILLE ART CENTER

The Evansville Art Center is owned and operated by the Evansville Arts Coalition, a group of volunteers who enjoy the arts and appreciate how art enhances the quality of life in rural Minnesota. The purpose is to plan and coordinate art events and activities that entertain, stimulate and engage people. For information, call 218-948-2787 or visit www. evansvilleartcenter.com

CENTRAL LAKES CONCERT ASSOCIATION

The Central Lakes Concert Association (CLCA) was formed in 1983 with the goal of offering an expanded program of quality concerts, affordable to the general public. The annual membership allows members to attend all concerts in Alexandria, as well as concerts presented by the Sauk Centre, Ortonville/Milbank, Brainerd, Fergus Falls and Wadena concert associations. Call 320-491-6308 or visit www.centrallakesconcerts.com PAGE 36 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2022

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COALITION

The Red Willow Arts Coalition was formed in 2009 to promote the arts and provide entertainment events for the lakes area. The coalition offers “Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn” every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 305 Eighth Avenue West, Alexandria throughout the summer. The coalition is strictly made up of volunteers, and business sponsorships and freewill donations cover the performers’ fees, making all concerts free to the public. Visit www.redwillowartscoalition.org for more information.


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L’HOMME DIEU

For more than 50 years, Theatre L’Homme Dieu has contributed to the vibrancy and allure of the lakes area by presenting exceptional and entertaining theater. The 2022 season offers a variety of performances - there’s something for everyone! For information, call 320-846-3150 or visit www.tlhd.org. The theater is located at 1875 County Road 120 NE, Alexandria.

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CHURCHES ALEXANDRIA

Assembly of God Reach Church - 1310 N. Nokomis St. NE 320-763-5224 Website: reachchurchmn.com Pastor: Nick Grey Baptist Cornerstone - 202 7th Ave. E 320-762-1565 www.cornerstoneofalexandria.com Email: Office@cornerstoneofalexandria.com Senior pastor: Darryl Knappen Gospel Light - 1210 Broadway 218-671-0993 Email: pastorelbc@gmail.com Pastor: Silas Clarke Grace Baptist Church - 1704 Hazel Hill Rd. 320-763-4393 www.gracechurch-alexandria.com Email: gracechurch-alexandria@outlook.com Interim Pastor: Wendell Wahlin Catholic The Church of St. Mary- 420 Irving St. 320-763-5781 www.stmaryalexandria.org Email: stmary@stmaryalexandria.org Priest: Father Matthew Kuhn Charismatic New Testament - 2505 Hwy. 29 N 320-762-2444 www.ntcalexandria.org Email: info@ntcalexandria.org Pastors: Peter Reishus, Mike Loween Christian Liferight Outreach - 1906 6th Ave. E 320-759-3930 www.lromn.org info@iromn.org New Life Christian Church - 1910 Co. Rd. 82 SE 320-763-7051 www.your-newlife.com Email: office@your-newlife.com Pastors: John Taplin, Blake Saathoff Women’s Coordinator: Sue Ronning Worship Coordinator: Wayne Claassen

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Episcopal Emmanuel Episcopal - 602 12th Ave. E PO Box 637 320-763-3201 www.alexmnepiscopal.org Email: episcopal@centurylink.net Priest: Rev. Tom Sinning

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Full Gospel / Spirit Filled Church for the Harvest -1425 41st Ave. W 320-759-1400 harvestalexandria.com Email: office@harvestalexandria.com Senior Pastor: Michael Bartolomeo

CHURCHES

Alexandria Covenant - 4005 Dakota St. 320-763-5659 www.alexandriacovenant.org Email: ecc@alexandriacovenant.org Senior pastor: Trinity Opp

VIE Church - 3020 Rosewood Lane SE (P.O. Box 903) 218-205-4709 www.vie.church Email: info@vie.church Pastors: Patrick and Amy Herzog

Catalyst Covenant - 516 Hawthorne St. Common Ground Coffee House 320-766-5725 Email: jimblacksongs@icloud.com Lead pastor: Jim Black

Lutheran Berea Lutheran Brethren - 1405 6th Ave. E 320-762-1092 www.WelcomeToBerea.org

Lake Community - 490 Voyager Drive 320-762-5424 www.lakecommunity.org Email: pastorjon@lakecommunity.org Senior pastor: Jon Ewton

Bethesda Lutheran - 1204 North Nokomis NE 320-763-5164 www.bethesdaalexandria.org Email: bethesdachurch1204@gmail.com Pastor: Jerry Lanes

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CHRIST

First Congregational UCC - 221 7th Ave. W. 320-763-3341 Email: office@firstcongregationalu

Calvary Lutheran (ELCA) - 605 Douglas St. 320-763-5178 www.calvaryalex.org E-mail: office@calvaryalex.org Lead Pastor: Hans Dahl and Executive Pastor: Angie Larson First Lutheran (ELCA) - 1655 18th Ave. E (South McKay) 320-762-2196 www.firstlutheranalexandria.com Email: admin@firstlutheranalexandria.com Good Shepherd Lutheran (LCMS) - 2702 Hwy. 29 N 320-762-5152 www.goodshepherdalex.com Email: goodshepherdalexsec@gmail.com Vacancy Pastor: James Walburg Living Word Lutheran (LCMC) - 1722 16th Ave. E 320-762-1997 www.livingwordalexmn.org Email: pastorlwlc@gctel.net Pastor: Jesse Carson Shalom Lutheran (ELCA) - 681 Voyager Drive 320-762-8641 www.shalomlutheran.org Email: office@shalomlutheran.org Pastor: David Fleener St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran (WELS) - 718 Victoria Drive 320-762-1644 www.stpaulalex.com Pastor: Michael Neuman Zion Lutheran (LCMS) - 300 Lake St. 320-763-4842 www.zionalex.org Email: zionchurch@zionalex.org Pastor: Paul Dare Associate Pastor: Matt Lorenz Visitation Pastor: Donald Wilke Methodist United Methodist – 2210 6th Ave. E 320-763-4624 www.alexumc.org Pastor: Gary Taylor PAGE 40 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2022

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CHURCHES

Chippewa Lutheran - 6655 Co. Rd. 7 NW 320-834-4875 Email: chippewalutheran@gmail.com

Grace Lutheran - 205 Central Ave. N. 320-834-4873 or 320-524-2262 www.gracethroughfaithministries.com Email: grace@gctel.com Pastor: Bradley Pearson West Moe Lutheran - 16249 Co. Rd. 8 NW 320-524-2210 PO Box 547 www.westmoechurch.org Email: moelutheranparish@gmail.com Clergy: Maddie Elliott St. Ann’s Catholic - 402 Nelson Ave. N 320-834-5095 www.catholicchurches-bmup.org Email: stanns@gctel.com Pastor: Father Peter VanderWeyst


Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - 1427 Lake St. 320-763-6721 ChurchofJesusChrist.org or ComeUntoChrist.org Non Denominational Spirit Life Church - 912 Hwy. 29 N (across from McDonald’s N.) Office: 320-219-6005 www.spirit-life.org Email: connect@spirit-life.org Pastors: Jeff and Natasha Ferguson

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CHURCHES

The Church in the Pines - 3992 Hwy. 27 W Office: 320-760-6190 www.thechurchinthepines.org Email: churchadmin@ thechurchinthepines.org Pastors: Jay Jenson, Jeremy Lanctot, Eric Schmidt, Neil Thielke Word Alone Fellowship - 1904 6th Ave. E www.wordalonefellowship.org Email: info@wordalonefellowship.org Seventh-day Adventist Lakes Area Seventh-day Adventist - 201 13th Ave. W 320-224-1953 www.alexandriasdachurch.org

St. Nicholas Catholic - 9473 Co. Rd. 3 Carlos 320-852-7041 www.stnicholasbelleriver.org Pastor: David Petron Email: stnickbelleriver@gmail.com

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CARLOS

Trinity Lutheran - 16 N. Douglas Ave. 320-852-7530 Email: trinitylutheran89@gmail.com

EVANSVILLE

Christina Lake Lutheran - 22156 Co. Rd. 24 NW 218-948-2218 Pastor: Nathan Hanson 605-659-6214 Email: pasturehanson@gmail.com Calvary Covenant - 404 Meeker St. 218-948-2230 www.facebook.com/CalCovChurch Pastor: Dwayne Frykman Faith Lutheran - 526 State St. 218-948-2574, 320-834-4589 www.gracethroughfaithministries.com Email: faithlc@gctel.com Pastor: Bradley Pearson

FARWELL

Oscar Lake Lutheran - 14619 Church Rd. W. 320-886-5678 www.facebook.com/trinityoscarlake Email: macjac@gctel.net Pastor: Julie Carlson

GARFIELD

East Moe Lutheran - 3531 East Moe Rd. NW 320-524-2210 www.moelutheranparish.org Email: moelutheranparish@gmail.com St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran - 101 Park St. 320-834-2248 Pastor: Jeffrey Ross Email: stjohn@gctel.net St. Luke’s - (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ) - 201 Ida St. E. 320-834-2285 www.stlukeschurchgarfield.org Pastors: David Gran, Sue Davidson, David Wallin

HOLMES CITY

Trinity Lutheran - 5966 Co. Rd. 4 SW 320-886-5678 www.facebook.com/TrinityOscarlake Email: macjac@gctel.net Pastor: Julie Carlson

KENSINGTON

Covenant - 11 Kensington Ave. S. 320-965-2331 Email: dtwpastor@yahoo.com Pastor: David Wallin

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Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ - 19 Central Ave. N. 605-659-6214 Email: pasturehanson@gmail.com Pastor: Nathan Hanson First Lutheran - 25 State St. E. 320-965-2549 Email: 1stluthe@runestone.net Pastor: Pastor Irving Arnquist St. Paul’s Lutheran - 3491 Co. Rd. 7 SW 320-304-1371 Pastor: Michael Peterson

MILLERVILLE

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CHURCHES

Ebenezer Lutheran - 13070 Co. Rd. 6 NW 320-834-2595 Pastor: Scott Brown

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic - 16921 Co. Rd. 7 NW 320-876-2240 www.sdmillerville.stclouddiocese.org Email: sevendolors@gctel.net Pastor: Father Peter VanderWeyst Trinity Lutheran - 218-998-0038 Interim Pastor: Roger Lange revnmrs@outlook.com

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church

CAMPS Lake Geneva Christian Center - 605 Birch Ave. 320-763-3680 www.lakegenevacamp.com Email: info@lakegenevacamp.com Luther Crest Bible Camp - 8231 Co. Rd. 11 NE 320-846-2431 www.luthercrest.org Mount Carmel Lutheran - PO Box 52 Miltona, Mn 56354 218-943-5252 Email: mtcalvarystpauls@arvig.net

MILTONA

Faith Lutheran (ELCA) 5500 Co. Rd. 14 NE (PO Box 123) 218-943-2891 Pastor’s cell: (712) 449-0027 www.faithlutheranmiltona.com Email: faith310@midwestinfo.net Pastor: John M. Riggle Mount Calvary Lutheran - P.O. Box 52 218-943-5252 Email: bock32@midwestinfo.net Interim Pastor: Terry Finnern St. Paul’s Lutheran 218-943-5251 Interim Pastor: Terry Finnern Email: mtcalvarystpauls@arvig.net

NELSON

Our Saviour’s Lutheran 100 S. Nelson St. 651-200-4260 Pastor: Jeremy Pedersen www.oursavioursfahlun.org Fahlun Lutheran - 320-763-9500 3550 Co. Rd. 74 NE Pastor: Jeremy Pedersen www.oursavioursfahlun.org

OSAKIS

Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception - 306 West Oak St. 320-859-2390 www. immaculateconceptionosakis. org Email: info@icosakis.org Pastor: Father David Petron Elim Lutheran - 320-859-4244 16307 141st Ave. Email: pastorkjolhaug@gmail.com Pastor: Pastor Luke Kjolhaug www.osakiselimchurch.com Osakis Lutheran - 310 First Ave. E. 320-859-2350 www.osakislutheranelca.com Email: olcsecretary@arvig.net Pastor: Richard Fitzer First Presbyterian - 101 W. Oak St. 320-859-4550 www.osakispresbyterian.org Email: osakispc@midwestinfo.net Redeemer Lutheran - 418 3rd Ave. W. 320-859-2769

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Salem Lutheran - 16134 170th St. 320-859-2766 Pastor: Lexy Carson www.salem-saukvalleychurches.com Sauk Valley Lutheran - 13954 150th St. 320-859-3727 Pastor: Lexy Carson www.salem-saukvalleychurches.com

PARKERS PRAIRIE

Esther Lutheran (ELCA) - 11019 625th Ave. 218-338-2171 www.estherlutheran.com Email: esther@arvig.net Pastor: Scott Hoecker

ROSE CITY-EAGLE BEND

Rose City Evangelical Free 218-943-4241 16241 Co. Rd. 14 NE, Eagle Bend Email: rcefc1@hotmail.com Pastor: Eric Johnson


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ORGANIZATIONS

All addresses are Alexandria unless otherwise noted. All phone area codes are 320 unless otherwise noted. Aglow International Aglow International www.aglow.org Alcoholics Anonymous and ALANON 1604 Jefferson St. Greg: 808-7566 Kathy: 762-2012 www.district4online.org Andria Theatre (Alexandria Area Arts Association) Christine Reilly, executive director 618 Broadway 762-8300 www.andriatheatre.org Alexandria Youth Baseball Association (AYBA) Jake Munch, executive director jmunsch@alexschools.org

Alexandria Area Community Foundation A. J. Koewler, Executive Director 320-257-9736, 320-253-4380 www.communitygiving.org/alexandria Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission 324 Broadway, Suite 101 763-4545 www.livingalexarea.org aaedc@alexmn.org Alexandria Area Hockey Association Brian Klimek, president 491-1592 P.O. Box 592 www.alexhockey.org aaha@rea-alp.com Alexandria Area Ministerial Association Jon Ewton 214-794-5094

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Alexandria Area Music Teachers Assn. Roxanne Klemetson 218-770-3750 Alexandria Area Newcomers 763-222-5960 alexandriaareanewcomers.com alexandriaareanewcomers@gmail.com Alexandria Elks Lodge 1685 115 15th Ave. W. 763-5670 www.elks.org 1685@alexelks.com Alexandria Farmers Market Ronald Branch 460-0135 farmmkt@rea-alp.com www.mfma.org Alexandria Festival of the Lakes 610 Fillmore St., Suite 6 PO Box 863 www.alexfest.org tickets@rea-alp.com Kirk Landman: 766-8483


Alexandria Figure Skating Club P.O. Box 471 852-3365 www.alexandriafigureskating.org Alexandria Garden Club Joyce Corle, president, 808-5401 jgcorle@runestone.net Alexandria Gun Club Brian Armstrong, president, 760-7723 Kim Roering, secretary, 815-8888 PO Box 543 eabco.com/agc.htm facebook.com/alexgunclub alexandriagunclub@gmail.com Alexandria Jaycees PO Box 131 www.alexjaycees.com 834-3030 facebook.com/alexandria.mn.jaycees alexjaycees@gmail.com Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Tara Bitzan, Exec. Dir. 763-3161 www.alexandriamn.org info@alexandriamn.org

Productive Alternatives, Inc. Mike Burke, Director of Operations 762-2015 or 218-784-8330 603 22nd Ave. W. www.productivemn.org mikeb@productivemn.org Alexandria RC Flyers Jim Zabel 834-2072 www.alexrcflyers.com Alexandria Rotary Club Mark Malingen, president July 2021-June 2022 763-0208 Tyler Goldberg, president July 2022-June 2023, 298-1177 P.O. Box 1032 www.alexrotary.com

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Alexandria Senior Center Shelli-Kae Foster, executive director 762-2087 414 Hawthorne St. info@alexsrctr.org www.alexsrctr.org

Alomere Health Education Services Emily Davis 111 17th Ave. East 762-6094 www.alomerehealth.com Alomere Health Auxiliary Marilyn Craig, 762-6024

Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department Jeff Karrow, Fire Chief, 763-6488 jkarrow@alexandriamn.city

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According to Nicole Fernholz, Director of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, “The Alexandria Area offers many reasons to consider moving here. A person living in the area has several opportunities to engage in the community and make their mark.” Here are just a few reasons why you would want to live here: T TALENT SHOW TThe area has many advantages, including location, workforce, and a vibrant quality of life that is a magnet for ttalent. D DIVERSE ECONOMY TThe region is innovative across a range of industries. From health care to manufacturing, you have the chance tto tap into a wide range of opportunities in the Alexandria area. P PEOPLE POWERED TThe region has continued to see population growth over the past several decades. H HEALTHY AMBITIONS A thriving outdoor recreation area and health care sector supports our active lifestyles. We are home to over 350 lakes, miles of bicycle and walking trails, public beaches, and beautiful parks. You’ll find many adventures 3 and outdoor activities to explore, keeping you busy each season. C CULTURE OF INNOVATION Our area has a strong history of entrepreneurship. From retail shops to world class manufacturing operations, O our business community continues to grow, thanks to innovative business owners. We have such a wealth of resources in the region that help to support entrepreneurs. A LIFE WELL LEARNED TThe key to a vibrant area is an appetite for learning. Our area is full of talent and expertise thanks to a variety of learning options, including preschool, public school, private school, and a post-secondary college. S SENSE OF COMMUNITY LLiving in the Alexandria area, one can have the best of both worlds: a close-knit community with friendly cconnections, opportunities for career growth, outdoor recreation for all seasons to fit your active lifestyle, and big-city amenities without the metro-city traffic and congestion, all while having that relaxed small-town feel.

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SOCIETY

Sherri Maanum, 218-205-0698 www.cancer.org sherri.maanum@cancer.org Cancer information, 1-800-227-2345

CareerForce Center 303 22nd. Ave. W., Ste 107 391-9262 Alexienne Singers Pam Baker, 808-1594 alexiennechorus.com American Association of University Women Georgia Wahlberg. 843-2792 Joann Reed, 846-7061 aauw.org American Heart Association www.heart.org CPR training, 1-877-242-4277 952-835-3300 American Legion Auxiliary www.mnala.org 651-224-7634 American Legion Post #87 Allan Gerlach, 218-371-1779 American Red Cross, Central MN Chapter 701 W. Broadway, Ste 101 763-3800 www.redcrossmn.org Service to Armed Forces, 1-877-2727337

Art in the Park (A function of Andria Theatre) 618 Broadway 762-8300 www.andriatheater.org Bethany on the Lake Matthew Fischer, Executive Director 1020 Lark St. 762-1567 mfischer@monarchmn.com bethanyonthelake.com Brush and Palette Club Jana Tonsfeldt, 815-8384 Caregivers Support Group Joyce McIntosh, 762-3047 Meeting 3rd Tuesday of every month . 3:30-5:30 at the Library 1-800-272-3900 Caregivers Support First Lutheran Church 1655 18th Ave. E. - McKay by-pass 2nd Tuesday of every month 1:30-3:30 p.m. Val Trumm, 762-2196 val.trumm@firstlutheranalexandria. com

Anderson’s on Broadway, New Horizons/Aftercare Jeri Dawson, 491-5409 801 Broadway jeridawson@andersonfuneral.net The Arc MN - West Central Region Donna Atherton, Regional Director 218-233-5949 donnaatherton@arcminnesota.org https://arcminnesota.org/regions/ west-central Ask an Advocate: toll-free 1-833-450-1494

Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra Sandy Susag, executive director 815-6313 Brad Lambrecht, Music Dir., 815-5168 1210 Broadway, Suite 240, PMB 105 www.centrallakessymphony.org centrallakessymphony@gmail.com Central Lakes Concert Association Randy Morken, President/Exec. Dir. 491-6308 P.O. Box 694 www.centrallakesconcerts.com Central Lakes Music Club Karen Erickson, 762-1713 Central Minnesota Elder Network P.O. Box 232, 763-9084 www.alexandriaeldernetwork.com eldernet@alexandriaeldernetwork. com Century Center Merchants Association Dan Loken, 762-3983 2308 S. Broadway St., Ste. 6

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SCOUTS

Northern Lights Council District Executive: Brenda Thomson 760-5605 Service Center, 1-877-293-5011 www.nlcbsa.org

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Community Action Partnership (CAP) - West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc. www.wcmca.org 1-800-492-4805

Douglas County Committee on Aging Dinara Dykema, 762-3047 806 Fillmore, Ste. 1195

Community Education - Alexandria Public Schools Lynn Jenc, Director Holly Mackedanz, 762-3310, ext. 4272 1410 S. McKay Ave., Suite 201 www.alexschools.org Constellation Lodge #81 Masons AF & AM 205 Sixth Ave. E 763-3177 mastermason.org/constellationlodge81 constellationlodge81@gmail.com Dollars for Scholars, Alexandria Randy Anderson, Chair, 815-2220 alexandria.dollarsforscholars.org Douglas Area Trails Association (DATA) Jeff Linn, Trail Admin., 834-2033 www.douglasareatrails.com data@gctel.com

Douglas County DFL Bonnie Bina, chair, 219-7439 dfl.org bonniebina.dfl@gmail.com Douglas County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) Barb Wilson Executive Director 762-1771 4125 Minnesota St. Douglas County Extension 305 8th Ave. W. 762-3890 www.extension.umn.edu Douglas County Fair www.dcmnfair.com 1-866-656-3247 info@dcmnfair.com Douglas County Farm Bureau Federation Cathy Englund, service associate 763-4442 460 Northside Dr. NE, Ste. 4

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HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County Lori Anderson, Exec. Director 762-4255 1211 N. Nokomis NE www.hfhdouglascounty.org info@hfhdouglascounty.org

Douglas County Historical Society 1219 Nokomis St. 762-0382 www.dchsmn.org historic@dchsmn.org Douglas County Lakes Association Steve Henry, President PO Box 1121 www.dclamn.org Douglas County Library 720 Fillmore 762-3014 www.douglascountylibrary.org Douglas County Library Friends & Foundation 720 Fillmore www.dclfriends.org dclfriendsmn@gmail.com

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Bob Voltz, Manager 759-1989 1211 N. Nokomis NE www.hfhdouglascounty.org/ restore info@hfhdouglascounty.org

Outreach Food Shelf of Douglas County Bernice Wimmer, Executive Director 815-3517 1205 Lake St. www.outreachfoodshelf.org Food appointments: 762-8411 outreachfoodshelf@gmail.com Douglas County Public Works Tim Erickson, 762-2999 526 Willow Dr. P.O. Box 398 www.co.douglas.mn.us/public-works Douglas County Republicans Jim Nelson, Chair, 224-8208 jdnss396@charter.net Douglas County Senior Office Joyce McIntosh, 762-3047 806 Fillmore, Ste. 1195 joycem@co.douglas.mn.us

downtown merchants

ASSOCIATION www.downtownalexandria.com PO Box 344 contact@downtownalexandria.com

Douglas County Social Services 809 Elm St., Ste 1186 762-2302 www.co.douglas.mn.us/social-services Douglas County Veterans Service Office 806 Fillmore 762-3883 Fax: 762-3094 www.co.douglas.mn.us/veterans facebook.com/DoCoVetsMn Rhondaf@co.douglas.mn.us Jacobt@co.douglas.mn.us Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Douglas County Sheriff Office 216 7th Ave. W. 762-8151 www.co.douglas.mn.us/sheriff Ducks Unlimited Inc. Kyle Momsen 952-406-0511 www.ducks.org kmomsen@ducks.org Eagles Club 526 N. Nokomis 763-3063 Education Minnesota - Alexandria Tom Ellison, President, 815-9041 P.O. Box 9 www.educationminnesota.org Evansville Art Center 111 Main St. NW 218-948-2787 Evansville, MN 56326 evansvilleartcenter.org Explore Alexandria Tourism

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Joe Korkowski, Exec. Director 324 Broadway, Ste. 101; 1-800-245-2539 or 763-0102 www.ExploreAlex.com info@explorealex.com Girl Scouts Lakes and Pines 218-726-4710 320-252-2952 www.girlscoutslp.org Greater Alexandria Area Association of Realtors Heather Ahrens, 762-2022 Mike Munson, President Head Start West Central MN Communities Action Valerie Arnquist, Director 218-685-4486 www.wcmca.org/program/head-startprogram/ vala@wcmca.org Inclusion Network Shari Maloney 762-4466 www.inclusionnetwork.org Kiwanis Club - Golden K Jerry Kostreba, president alexgoldenk.com

Joyce Beck, 808-3114 Klothes Kloset - Charitable Thrift Store 660 Northside Dr. NE 763-9888 Knights of Columbus 722 6th Ave. East 762-5572

Knute Nelson “Friends of Knute”

Volunteers Judy Thielke, Life Enhancement Director 420 12th Ave. E. 763-1162 www.knutenelson.org judy.thielke@knutenelson.org Lake Region Arts Council 133 South Mill St. 218-739-5780 Fergus Falls MN 56537 Lrac4@Lracgrants.org www.Lrac4.org Lakes Area Quilters

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TOURNAMENT Kyle Lee 763-3605 www.alexandriagolfclub.com/Resorters.aspx klee@alexandriagolfclub.com

Sara Shrode, President 612-554-6304 Lakes Area Humane Society 3811 Nevada St. SW 759-2260 www.lakesareahumanesociety.org Lakes Area Professional Women (LAPW) Dani Peterson, President PO Box 214 www.lakesareaprofessionalwomen. com lakesareaprofessionalwomenmn@ gmail.com

LEARN - Home School Support Group Katie Olmscheid, 224-1041 learnathomemn.com learnhomeschoolgroup@gmail.com

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Legal Services of NW Minnesota 426 Broadway 762-0663 1-800-450-8585 LSNMLaw.org

Parkinson’s Support Group Val Trumm, 762-2196 val.trumm@firstlutheranalexandria.com 4th Monday 2:30-4:30pm First Lutheran Church

Let’s Go Fishing With Seniors PO Box 1371 760-9737 alexandria.lgfws.com buccholz@gctel.net

Pheasants Forever Dean Krebs, 763-4122

Life Connections 1309 Hwy 29 N., Ste. 102 762-1224 LifeConnectionsMN@gmail.com Alexandria Evening Lions Club Darrell Staley, President 612-702-5435 Ronald Branch, Treasurer 320-763-6893 Bob Dahlheimer 763-3538 Minnesota Deer Hunters Mark Nohre, 491-6243 marknohre@mndeerhunters.com

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Model Railroad Club 115 Eighth Ave. SE Larry Mathwig, 766-1559 amramn115@gmail.com larrymathwig@live.com trainweb.org/amra National Guard Armory 310 Broadway 762-7817 minnesotanationalgaurd.ng.mil

Planned Parenthood 700 Cedar St., Ste. 165 762-0766 www.plannedparenthood.org PLUS Kids (Parents Love Us Kids) West Central MN Communities Action 762-4100 818 Elm Street www.wcmca.org/programs Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter P.O. Box 463, Alexandria MN 56308 PrairieLakesAudubonMN@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ prairielakeschaptermnaudubon Rainbow Rider Public Transit 1-800-450-7770 www.rainbowriderbus.com Red Willow Arts Coalition Chuck Wencl, Program Dir., 762-8394 redwillowartscoalition.org Region 4 South Adult Mental Health Consortium ACT Team, 335-5100 24/7 Mobile Adult & Children’s Crisis Team, 701- 364-0431 www.r4sconversations.org Runestone Alternative School

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COUNTY Carla Ptacek, executive director 762-0627 Tina Erickson, principal 700 Northside Drive NE www.runestoneareaeducation.org Runestone Amateur Radio Club Wayne Johnson, President, 852-9108 www.w0alx.com Runestone Area Education

Sherri Maanum, 218-205-0698 Lorene Pitcher, 320-808-6169 relayforlife.org/douglascountymn facebook.com/douglascountyrfl douglascountyrelayforlife@gmail.com

District #61-6014 Carla Ptacek, Director 763-5559 1204 34th Ave. W www.runestoneareaeducation.org

Runestone Community Center

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Someplace Safe - Advocacy Office 700 Cedar St., Suite 268 762-1995 www.someplacesafe.info Someplace Safe - Thrift Store 690 Voyager Dr. 763-4677 www.someplacesafe.info

Josh Muzik, president, 808-7116 www.runestonegokart.com Runestone Museum 206 Broadway 763-3160 www.runestonemuseum.org director@runestonemuseum.org Salvation Army Viking Towers Office 805 Fillmore St., Alexandria 241-1273 www.salvationarmy.org Senior Companion Program Joyce McIntosh 762-3047 www.county.douglas.mn.us Sertoma Club P.O. Box 362, Alexandria Sheriff’s Posse Law Enforcement Center 762-8151 216 7th Ave. W Special Olympics - Area 4 Leah Wolkow, Program Manager www.specialolympicsminnesota.org leah.wolkow@somn.org 763-270-7195 Support Groups/Health Care 763-5123 * 762-1511 Alomerehealth.org Theatre L’Homme Dieu 1875 County Rd. 120 NE 846-3150 P.O. Box 1086 www.tlhd.org tlhd@tlhd.org United Way of Douglas and Pope

Counties Jennifer Jabas, Exec.Director 834-7800 503 Hawthorne St., P.O. Box 1148 www.uwdp.org VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars 1102 3rd Ave. E. 763-9221 www.alexandriavfw.org Viking Speedway 762-1559 vikingspeedwaymn.com facebook.com/vikingspeedway Viking Sportsmen Chris Kleine, 491-4135 www.vikingsportsmen.org vikingsportsmen@gmail.com

1106 Broadway St. 763-6261 Vikingland Corvette Club Rick Schoenrock, 760-8301 www.vikinglandcorvetteclub.com vikingvettes@gmail.com The Village Family Service Center 4133 Iowa St. Ste., 105 762-8851 www.thevillagefamily.org info@thevillagefamily.org Vintage Car Club Don Kingston 846-3637 Cell# 304-3247 P.O. Box 261

Vikingland Builders Association 509 E 22nd Ave, #103 763-3301 www.vikinglandbuilders.com info@vikinglandbuilders.com Vikingland Community Support Program

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SCHOOLS

ALEXANDRIA TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1601 Jefferson St., Alexandria, MN 56308 320-762-0221, 1-888-234-1222 President: Michael Seymour Website: www.alextech.edu Email: info@alextech.edu

Alexandria Technical and Community College provides quality, hands-on and liberal arts education to more than 3,900 students each year. ATCC offers 40+ programs and transfer pathways granting technical and transfer degrees, diplomas and certificates. Most programs can be completed in two years or less and skilled graduates are ready to step to the forefront of their chosen professions. Known for its safe and welcoming environment, the college’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its student success results. ATCC has more than 98% job placement of all graduates, and several in-demand programs with a history of 100% placement. The college continues to have outstanding retention and graduation rates compared to national averages, and has the highest graduation rate of all Minnesota State two-year institutions. More than $300,000 in scholarships are awarded to deserving and qualified students each year through the ATCC Foundation. Students at Alexandria College can embark on a college adventure unlike any other. On-campus sporting storage provides a safe place for students to store snowmobiles, ATVs and other equipment. Several area resorts and cabins are available for students to rent during the school year. Apartment-style housing is also available right across the street from campus. The College offers several unique Alexandria College Legends athletics opportunities, including Clay Target League, eSports and at the Division II level, Men’s and Women’s Golf. Students are encouraged to live their passions through athletics, clubs and ample Student Life activities. This unique blend of academics, athletics and outdoors can’t be found anywhere else.


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Alexandria Public Schools Community Education was a Minnesota community pioneer, beginning one of the first Community Education programs in Minnesota in 1971, along with 15 other public school districts. Whether it’s academic, enrichment, social or recreational opportunities, Alexandria Public Schools Community Education has something for everyone. Early Childhood Family Education, Birth-5 years Parent Education Preschool, 3-5 years Youth Enrichment and Recreation Youth Service Compass, School Age Childcare Adult Enrichment and Recreation Adults with Disabilities Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education District Volunteer Services Performing Arts Outdoor Recreational Gear Library For more information or a complete listing of opportunities, call 320-762-3310 or visit www.alexschools.org/ce.

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Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) is a modern education campus that offers an innovative learning program where every student is known. Its small, innovative learning communities – the Academies of Alexandria – are preparing students for college and career opportunities, while delivering a truly personalized learning experience tailored to every student. In addition to the required core curriculum, students are provided with project-based, interdisciplinary learning that gives them “real world” experience and provides connections with local businesses and professionals. State-of-the-art learning labs such as the design/build, innovation garage, CNA health lab, aviation simulator, and culinary arts classrooms give students hands-on, relevant learning experiences. With more than 180 academic course options, including the Early College program, AAHS is committed to offering a comprehensive approach to post-secondary success. This

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includes more opportunities to earn college credit than are available at any other high school, all while staying enrolled at AAHS and taking courses on the high school campus. The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program immerses students in real-world experiences in professional settings. These authentic learning experiences, with local businesses, provide a competitive edge. Students earn high school credit and in some cases, college credit at the same time. A one-to-one digital learning initiative has provided Chromebook laptops to all students at AAHS. Students at AAHS feel connected to their school and to each other. That’s because nearly 70% of students actively participate in any of the more than 50 extracurricular activities that are competitive, fun, and inclusive. AAHS is located at 4300 Pioneer Rd. SE in Alexandria.


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SCHOOL GRADES 6-8

At Discovery Middle School (DMS), the students are engaged and ready to take on new challenges. Teachers create an environment that inspires students to think critically, explore various learning styles, and become successful learners through rigorous coursework. Students take core courses in English, math, science, and social studies, and develop a passion for learning through real-world content and quality middle school practices. Students can also participate in extracurricular programs such as athletics, fine arts, math competitions, an engineering club, knowledge bowl, and more.

DMS is committed to programming that allows students to explore potential interests, develop their strengths, and take risks by participating in new learning experiences. Students can explore interests in courses such as family and consumer science, visual arts, music, health, physical education, computer technology, technology education, community engagement, and drama. Through a personalized approach to learning, teachers promote opportunities for all learners to grow in their academic, self-confidence, and social skills to prepare students for future opportunities. DMS is located at 510 McKay Ave. N. in Alexandria.

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Voyager Elementary is on 17 acres and includes the William F. Banke Memorial Marsh, a wildlife area that offers students, parents, and staff the opportunity to learn about nature. The building is unique in design and arrangement, with each grade level sharing a common atrium and multi-purpose hallway. Facilities include barrier-free access to the cafeteria, gymnasium, media center, computer labs, art room, and playground. Each room is equipped with computers, presentation equipment, and Smart Board technology. Voyager teachers value connecting with students, partnering with parents, and collaborating effectively to ensure learning. A balanced literacy model of reading and writing instruction is used that encourages personalized learning, while a rigorous Everyday Math curriculum is aligned with state standards. The Code of Conduct (respect, responsibility, honesty, kindness, and fairness) is reinforced with a positive behavioral support system. PAGE 66 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2022

GRADES K-5

Lincoln Elementary is home to approximately 450 students in grades K-5. The staff works as a team to ensure students learn and grow. Staff members strive to achieve academic excellence by collaborating with families and are accountable as a team by monitoring the progress of all students. Lincoln prides itself on its responsive, family-friendly, student-centered atmosphere and works diligently to create a dynamic learning environment through preparation, training and embracing change. The school has implemented a balanced literacy framework in K-5 classrooms. Teachers are trained in best practice systems of mathematics assessment and intervention to support the Everyday Math curriculum. In an effort to address the whole learner through best practice, Lincoln supports students through strategic behavioral support planning embedded in problem-solving teams. Lincoln embraces the Code of Conduct Social Emotional Learning Framework and teaches the competencies of Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Responsibility and Fairness. Lincoln was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School in 2019. Lincoln Elementary is located at 1120 Lark St. in Alexandria.

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Situated on a 48-acre site, Woodland Elementary is designed to provide a sustainable, efficient and flexible learning environment. Its beautiful setting provides unique outdoor experiences such as the school garden, walking/snowshoeing the trails, using the outdoor classroom, and large open playground areas. Woodland staff members are committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities, embracing a personalized and responsive approach to meet student needs. Data is used on a consistent basis to drive decisions as they seek to continually improve. Teachers are highly trained in a balanced literacy framework that focuses on differentiating instruction to teach reading and writing. The Everyday Math curriculum combined with AVMR/SNAP provides students with math skills that prepare them for real world math situations. Woodland has a strong social emotional program that focuses on positive reinforcement and teaching of our district’s Code of Conduct (respect, responsibility, honesty, kindness and fairness). Classrooms are equipped with interactive boards and presentation systems. Woodland students have access to technology through a 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks in all grades. Multiple events throughout the year allow families an opportunity to be involved with their child’s school experience. Woodland was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2017. Woodland is located at 1410 S. McKay Avenue in Alexandria.

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ELEMENTARIES

GRADES K-5

Garfield, Miltona Science Magnet and Carlos Elementary schools are K-5 schools that are part of Alexandria Public Schools. Staff at all three schools are committed to providing individualized, quality education. The schools feature up-to-date technology opportunities for students at all levels. Each student has a 1-to-1 Chromebook device and each classroom is equipped with an interactive TV. Special area teachers instruct in physical education, science, music, art and media/technology. Specialized programming is offered through Reading Intervention, Special Education, Leveled Literacy Intervention and classes for High Potential Learners.

“Branching out to create an appreciation of our environment.” Teachers integrate science into the curriculum through the use of their outdoor classroom and school forest. Students can utilize cross country skis, snowshoes, GPS devices,digital cameras, an ice rink and a sledding hill on a daily basis. Miltona has been recognized as a Reward School five times and received the School of Excellence Validation in 2015. A new updated playground was installed in 2017, and Miltona received a new addition in 2019. Miltona Science Magnet Elementary is located at 271 Dale Ave. in Miltona.

Garfield Elementary staff members nurture students in an open, friendly atmosphere. The family atmosphere permeates the school and is supported by involved parents. Due to the open layout of the building, the Garfield staff and students truly create a family environment where everyone feels connected. Garfield provides many creative educational opportunities supported by experienced teachers. Garfield was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013. Garfield Elementary is located at 303 Sanstead St. E. in Garfield.

Carlos Elementary School is a little school with a lot of heart! The staff is committed to providing a quality education for each student and is heavily supported by a very generous community. Carlos Elementary prides itself on its familyfriendly, student-centered atmosphere that always embraces best practices. From the playground to field trips, students encounter journeys that give them memories that will last a lifetime. A new updated playground was installed in 2015. Carlos has a child care program after school and a five-daya-week preschool program. Carlos Elementary received the School of Excellence Validation in 2015. Carlos Elementary School is located at 20 N. Douglas Ave. in Carlos.

Miltona Science Magnet Elementary has an emphasis on the environment and science. Located on 12 acres of wooded hills and trails, a meadow and wetlands area, its motto is: PAGE 68 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2022


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PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS - ISD #2908

High school principal: Brian Novak Dean of students/athletic director: Trent Hintermeister School board: Diane Richter, chairperson – 320-808-4646 Jana Anderson, vice chairperson – 320-766-8393 Rachel Wagner, clerk 320-834-4503 Randy Bettermann, treasurer – 320-834-4751 Kent Huisman – 218-948-2428 Andy Siira – 320-524-2766 Trent Froemming – 218-770-9488 The Brandon-Evansville School Board meets the third Monday of each month.

Website: www.b-e.k12.mn.us District Office Brandon-Evansville K-3 Brandon-Evansville High School 206 West Third St., PO Box 185, Brandon, MN 56315 320-524-2263, 320-834-4084, Fax: 320-524-2228 Brandon-Evansville 2-5 Brandon-Evansville Elementary School 123 2nd Ave., PO Box 40, Evansville, MN 56326 218-948-2241, 320-834-4084, Fax: 218-948-2441 Superintendent/elementary principal: Don Peschel

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500 East 1st Ave., P.O. Box X, Osakis, MN 56360 320-859-2191 Website – www.osakis.k12.mn.us Superintendent – Randy Bergquist 7-12 principal – Brad Hoffarth PreK-6 principal – Shad Schmidt School board: Becky Hensley – 320-859-5541 Mike Collins – 320-859-6845 Justin Dahlheimer – 612-600-2010 Greg Faber – 320-859-5697 Amy Weisser – 320-493-5074 Corey Goodwin – 320-859-5438

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PUBLIC SCHOOL

ISD #2342

301 County Rd. 2, Barrett, MN 56311 320-528-7300 Website – www.isd2342.org Superintendent – Dale Hogie

WCA South Elementary 31 North Central Ave., Kensington, MN 56343 320-965-7600 Principal – Natalie Prasch Dean of Students – Naomi Moerke

WCA North Elementary 411 First St. SE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 218-685-7500 Principal – Natalie Prasch Dean of Students – Naomi Moerke WCA Secondary School 301 County Rd. 2, Barrett, MN 56311 320-528-7400 Principal – Susan Knutson School board: Kayla Sanstead – ksanstead@isd2342. org

Sara Strunk – sstrunk@isd2342.org Michelle Nessman – mnessman@ isd2342.org Darin Grosz – dgrosz@isd2342.org Miah Ulrich – julrich@isd2342.org Terry Christenson – terry.christenson@ isd2342.org Gary Sabolik – gsabolik@isd2342.org The West Central Area School Board meets the third Monday each month.

NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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2505 Highway 29 N., Alexandria, MN 56308, 320-763-4050 Website: www.newtestamentchristianschool.org Elementary principal: Tami Curry Secondary principal: Jaclyn Loween A Community Christian School for Students Grades K-12 Mission: NTCS provides an engaging and relational academic environment , equipping the next generation to learn, love and lead. Values: Nurturing hearts of Jesus, Educating the Whole Child, Cultivating Caring Community, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders, and Developing a World Class School, Why come to experience Christian education with NTCS? Because your children will be: Attending school Labor Day to Memorial Day Going to school at the same time and in the same location (K-12)

Receiving an education that honors and promotes Christian values Participating in MSHSL athletics and fine arts programs (grades 7 -12), representing Christian values in our community and beyond Immersed in an environment that nurtures their socialemotional, relational, academic and spiritual needs Engaged in core-content and elective classes with curriculum rooted in Biblical principals and spiritual disciplines Building relationships with peers and adults from 22 Alexandria area churches


ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

421 Hawthorne St., Alexandria, MN 56308 320-763-5861 Website: www.stmaryalexandria.org/stmarysschool Principal: Troy Sladek

St. Mary’s School is a vital extension of our parish faith community who work together to become more aware, informed, and involved in local and global concerns. The collaboration of staff, students, and parents contribute to an educational setting where high academic achievement and behavioral standards are the expectation. We believe in the basic goodness of each person. Our commitment is to provide a positive atmosphere where Catholic Christian values are taught, modeled, and practiced, giving each child the freedom and direction to develop his/her personal worth and uniqueness. We

have a further commitment to provide a variety of faith filled experiences, so students have the opportunity to develop a Christian philosophy enabling them to grow through Catholic doctrine and Christ’s message. We believe every child is an individual with the ability to learn and develop through differentiated academic curriculum, responding to the needs of the whole child: Spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical. We believe the importance of good communication, realizing that such open, positive relationships are necessary to everyone’s growth experience.

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LUTHERAN SCHOOL

300 Lake St., Alexandria, MN 56308 320-763-4842 Website: www.zionalex.org Principal: Andrew Strickland

Zion is a fully-accredited and licensed preschool through eighth-grade program that offers quality, Christian-based education for all children in the Alexandria area. We provide a well-rounded curriculum in core subjects as well as religion, music, art, physical education and extracurriculars such as band, orchestra and sports. We

deal with each child as an individual child of God, nurturing them to their full potential in spiritual, academic, physical, and emotional growth. The school, church and home work together teach Christian values/morals to prepare them as responsible members of society and God’s kingdom.

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KALON PREP ACADEMY

1877 Aga Dr. Suite 220, Alexandria, MN 56308 320-460-8881 Website: www.kalonprep.org Executive director: Chris Kragenbring

ST. AGNES CATHOLIC SCHOOL

307 4th Ave. W., P.O. Box 0, Osakis, MN 56360 320-859-2130 Website: www.stagnesosakis.com Principal: Peggy Stowe St. Agnes offers spiritual and academic growth for students, staff, parents and the parish community. We strive to educate students by fostering Christian values, promoting feelings of security and self-worth, and by meeting individual needs. We provide motivation and basic academic skills to foster lifelong learning, responsible decision making and creative thinking through a variety of learning experiences. We recognize we are created in God’s image and emphasize the gift of life by fostering an attitude of Christian concern for peace and justice. The mission of St. Agnes School is to provide a quality education within a Christ-centered environment that empowers students to learn beyond academics.

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Kalon Prep is a high school choice that is a strengths-based, whole student, college and career focused school. It is a tuition-free charter school approved by the Minnesota Department of Education. It offers a blend of an on-campus experience with online and whole group instruction. Mission: To meet students where they are and guide them where they want to go. We will do so by listening, leading and launching them on a path to become the best version of themselves.


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douglas county AARON

Size: 614 acres Depth: 16 feet Features: Shallow with sandy beaches Public access: South end off Lakes Rd.

LAKES CARLOS

AGNES

Size: 137 acres Depth: 31 feet Features: Fishing pier in City Park Public access: City-owned access on southwest end off Agnes Blvd. Named for early settler Will Kinkead’s girlfriend who lived out East.

Size: 2,598 acres Depth: 163 feet Features: Access to chain of lakes, clear, deep Public accesses: North shore in state park off Co. Rd. 38; northeast shore near state park; west shore off Co. Rd. 11; east shore off Co Rd. 42 and E. Lake Carlos Dr. Reports vary, but one story is that lakes L’Homme Dieu and Carlos were named by an early settler in honor of two friends at West Point Academy.

ANDREW

CHIPPEWA

Size: 918 acres Depth: 83 feet Features: Sandy beaches, spring-fed, popular recreational lake Public access: Southeast side off Co. Rd. 28 Named for first physician in Alexandria.

BLACKWELL

Size: 307 acres Depth: 42 feet Public access: East side off Country Ln. Named for early settler of Holmes City.

BROPHY

Size: 293 acres Depth: 44 feet Features: Island, sandy beaches Public access: Northwest shore off Co. Rd. 82 and Brophy Park Rd. Named for Brophy family, early residents.

BURGEN

Size: 174 acres Depth: 43 feet Features: Small, steeply sloped shoreline Public access: North end off Co. Rd. 23 Named for William Burgen, who lived on the southwest shore in 1869.

Size: 1,175 acres Depth: 95 feet Features: Deep, headwaters of Chippewa River Public access: Northeast corner off Co. Rd. 12 Named for Native Americans.

CHRISTINA

Size: 3,978 acres Depth: 14 feet Features: Large, shallow Public access: Southwest end off Co. Rd. 82 Named for the Queen of Sweden.

COWDRY

Size: 242 acres Depth: 52 feet Features: Small, clear Public access: Northeast corner off Co. Rd. 82 and E. Lake Cowdry Rd. Named for Samuel Cowdry, an early settler.

CROOKED

Size: 281 acres Depth: 35 feet Features: Quiet Public access: North end off Co. Rd. 27 Named for its contour.

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Size: 1,050 acres Depth: 62 feet Features: Water access to chain of lakes Public access: Access by water from Lake Carlos Named for Andrew Darling who settled in the area in 1860.

DARLING DEVILS

Size: 234 acres Depth: 35 feet Features: Spring-fed, sandy beaches, connects to county park Public access: North side off Co. Rd. 7 and Devil’s Lake Rd.

FREEBORN

Size: 248 acres Depth: 18 feet Public access: Northwest side off Co. Rd. 96

GENEVA

Size: 640 acres Depth: 63 feet Features: Pier on north end, access to chain of lakes Public access: Northwest side off Hwy. 29 and Southeast side off Co. Rd. 82 Called Rowley on early maps; renamed by Walter Scott Shotwell after resort town of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

GILBERT

Size: 202 acres Depth: 17 feet Features: Quiet Public access: North end off Co. Rd. 7 and Moe Hall Rd. Named for an early settler.

GRANTS

Size: 177 acres Depth: 60 feet Public access: Northwest corner off Co. Rd. 94

HENRY

Size: 152 acres Depth: 32 feet Features: Next to City Park Public access: Accessible by water from Lake Agnes Named for the son of Charles Cook, an early settler.

IDA

Size: 4,427 acres Depth: 106 feet Features: Large, clear; sandy beaches Public accesses: North side off Co. Rd. 34 and Big Horn Bay Rd.; east side off Co. Rd. 34 and Pilgrim Point Rd.; southeast side off Co. Rd. 34 and Sunset Strip Named by Myron Colony, one of the lake’s first colonists, in honor of a girlfriend out East.

INDIAN

Size: 76 acres Depth: 38 feet Public access: North side off Co. Rd. 6 and Indian Lake Rd.

IRENE

Size: 639 acres Depth: 44 feet Public access: Northwest side off Hwy. 29 and Irene Rd.; southeast side off Co. Rd. 64 First known as Reservation Lake, renamed for Irene Roadruck, daughter of early settler.

JENNIE

Size: 300 acres Depth: 6 feet Public access: South end of Co. Rd. 56

LATOKA

Size: 753 acres Depth: 108 feet Features: Clear, deep, good water quality, public swimming beach Public accesses: North side off Co. Rd. 82, West side of South Basin off Hwy. 27 and Vonderheid Dr. Named for Native Americans.

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L’HOMME DIEU

Size: 1,801 acres Depth: 85 feet Features: Access to chain of lakes, public swimming beach Public accesses: Northwest side off Co. Rd. 42; northeast side off Co. Rd. 120 Reports vary, but one story is that lakes L’Homme Dieu and Carlos were named by an early settler in honor of two friends who attended West Point.

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LITTLE CHIPPEWA

Size: 269 acres Depth: 24 feet Features: Shallow, sandy, connects to county park Public access: South shore off Co. Rd. 108 Named for Native Americans.

LOBSTER

Size: 1,329 acres Depth: 65 feet Features: Many bays and points, island Public access: West end off Co. Rd. 27 Named for its shape, which resembles a lobster. It is believed this lake was first called Kinkead, but later changed.

LONG

Size: 218 acres Depth: 18 feet Public access: East end off Long Lake Rd. Named for its contour.

MAPLE

Size: 831 acres Depth: 78 feet Features: Mostly shallow, spring-fed, excellent water quality Public access: North end off Co. Rd. 4; east side off Co. Rd. 87 Named for the many maple trees that surrounded the lake.

MARY

Size: 2,450 acres Depth: 40 feet Features: Large, gradual slopes, popular recreational lake Public access: Northwest corner off Hwy. 27; southwest corner off Co. Rd. 4 Named for Mary Kinkead, a sister to some of Alexandria’s original settlers.

LOUISE

Size: 214 acres Depth: 33 feet Public access: West side off Co. Rd. 22 Named for a child of Charles Cook, an early settler.

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Size: 450 acres Depth: 40 feet Features: Spring-fed, deep, clear Public access: Southeast corner off Hwy. 27 Called Cornelia on early maps; unknown how it was renamed.

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WINONA MILTONA

Size: 5,724 acres Depth: 105 feet Features: Largest lake in county; deep, clear; sandy beaches Public accesses: North shore off Co. Rd. 14 and Sandy Beach Dr.; northeast side off Hwy. 29 and North Lake Miltona Dr.; west side off Spring Lake Rd. Named for Florence Miltona Roadruck, who homesteaded in Leaf Valley with husband.

MINA

Size: 411 acres Depth: 123 feet Public access: North point off Co. Rd. 8 Named by Fredric Von Baumback, a Prussian officer, a major in the Civil War and Secretary of State, for his mother.

OSCAR

Size: 1,119 acres Depth: 25 feet Features: Island Public access: North side off State Hwy. 27 Named for the King of Sweden.

STOWE

POCKET

TURTLE

Size: 218 acres Depth: 21 feet Public access: Southwest corner off Co. Rd. 88

RACHEL

Size: 107 acres Depth: 45 feet Public access: SE side off Co. Rd. 23

Size: 442 acres Depth: 65 feet Public access: East shore off Co. Rd. 93 Named for the daughter of an early Holmes City settler.

RED ROCK

Size: 144 acres Depth: 38 feet Public access: North side off Co. Rd. 82.

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ROUND

Size: 824 acres Depth: 32 feet Features: Clear, sandy Public access: West side off Co. Rd. 16 Named for religious prophet, or possibly for a prominent Alexandria family. Size: 6,389 acres Depth: 86 feet Features: Large lake with many bars and fishing structures Public access: South end in Osakis; west side off Co. Rd. 10; north end off Co. Rd. 10 (other access in Todd County) Name likely derived from Ojibwe Indian name for the lake, “Oh-za-kees,” which means “place of the Sauk” and refers to Sauk Indians who roamed the area.

Size: 389 acres Depth: 14 feet Public access: West end off Co. Rd. 82 and Stowe Lake Rd.

Size: 263 acres Depth: 40 feet Public access: South side off Hwy. 114 and Pocket Lake Rd. Named for its contour.

Size: 903 acres Depth: 22 feet Features: Shallow Public access: East side off Shorewood Dr.

MOON

Size: 213 acres Depth: 9 feet Public access: City-owned, carry-in access on northwest end Probably named by Mary Kinkead, sister of Alexander and William, the first settlers in Alexandria. The first child born in Fort Alexandria was also named Winona. near the lake.

Size: 3,793 acres Depth: 23 feet Features: Large, shallow, sandy (most of lake is in Pope County) Public access: Northeast end off Hwy. 29 Size: 81 acres Depth: 30 feet Features: Quiet Public access: South end off Co. Rd. 27 Named for its contour.

SMITH

Size: 666 acres Depth: 30 feet Features: Spring-fed, quiet Public access: Northeast corner off Co. Rd. 82 and Smith Lake Rd. Named for a family that homesteaded

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UNION

VERMONT

Size: 338 acres Depth: 59 feet Public access: Southeast side off Hwy. 29 and E. Lake Vermont Rd.

VICTORIA

Size: 417 acres Depth: 60 feet Features: Long, narrow lake with access to Lake Geneva Public access: South end off Hazel Hill Rd. Called Scocka on early maps; renamed by Walter Shotwell in honor of English queen. His father, Daniel, homesteaded between lakes Victoria and Geneva in 1859.

WHISKEY

Size: 160 acres Depth: 46 feet Public access: North shore off Co. Rd. 58


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PARKS CITY PARKS

Most cities in the area maintain city parks, many of which offer playground equipment and picnic areas.

Lake Burgen Park, on Rosewood and Snowbird lanes on the west side of lake Burgen, has a playground.

Skylark Park, north of Kinkead Cemetery on Amanda Lane in Alexandria, has a playground.

Alexandria City Park is at the north end of Alexandria, one block west of County Rd. 42. It offers a playground, reservable picnic area, pickleball courts, swimming beach, restrooms and fishing pier.

Lake Connie Park is on Seventh Ave. E. between Roosevelt and Spruce streets in Alexandria.

Summer Meadows Park, on the north side of Alexandria near Scenic Heights Road and Summer Lane, has a playground.

Big Ole Central Park is on the north end of Broadway in Alexandria, next to Lake Agnes. It features year-round restrooms, fishing pier, gazebo, kiosk shelter, bike repair station and serves as a trail head for the Central Lakes Trail. Bluebird Park is on Agnes Blvd. near Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. Carter Park, on Benjamin Drive off of Co. Rd. 22 in Alexandria, has a playground.. Dean Melton Fillmore Park is at Fillmore St. and 15th Ave. West in Alexandria. It features a picnic shelter, ball fields, skate park and playground. Fred Foslien Park, in Victoria Heights, two blocks south of Co. Rd. 27 off Knut Street in Alexandria, has a playground. Geneva Crest Park is on the west side of Lake Geneva in Alexandria. Take Co. Rd. 82 E., turn north on Birch Ave., go 3/4 mile, go east on Basswood two blocks and north on Geneva Dr. It has a playground, small ballfield and sand volleyball court. Goose Park is three blocks west of Broadway on Fifth Ave. W. in Alexandria, next to Knute Nelson Memorial Field ballpark. Lake Agnes Park is on the south shore of Lake Agnes along County Rd. 37 in Alexandria.

Lakeview Park is near County Rd. 82 East and Birch Ave. in Alexandria. Take Co. Rd. 82 E. to Birch Ave., turn west on Runestone Place and west on Lake Park Ave. It has a playground and picnic shelter. Manor Hills Park is in Alexandria. Take Hwy. 29 N. to Manor Dr. and go two blocks to the right on Springdale. It has a playground and small ballfield. Martin’s Hope Park, on Second Ave. across the street from Big Ole Central Park in Alexandria, has a picnic gazebo. Noonan Park is at Nokomis St. and 10th Ave. in Alexandria. It has restrooms, picnic shelters, walking paths, playground and winter ice skating. Oak Knoll Park is on the northeast side of Alexandria near McKay Ave. Take Hwy. 29 North, turn right on McKay Ave. and left on Oak Knoll Dr. It has a playground and small ballfield. Osagi Park is on Lake St. in the city of Osakis. It features picnic tables and shelter, restrooms, playground and lakeshore (no swimming area). Pooch Playland is a dog park with a fenced-in area located at the south end of Victor St. in Alexandria. Runestone Park is about one mile east of Broadway in Alexandria on Sixth Ave. E.

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Veterans Memorial Park is at 802 Broadway in Alexandria. It includes a replica of the Liberty Bell and granite monoliths with the names of more than 7,000 veterans, as well as restrooms and a picnic area. It also includes the Matt Kjelland Memorial basketball court. Woodland Park, on the north side of Alexandria on Woodland Dr., just north of Hwy. 29, has a playground.

COUNTY PARKS

Chippewa Park is three miles north of Brandon on Co. Rd. 108. It features picnic tables, shelters, charcoal grills, restrooms, showers, drinking water, a swimming beach, playground, horseshoe pit and camping sites. Curt Felt Memorial Park is north of Alexandria off Co. Rd. 42. It has a volleyball court, playground, a picnic shelter, restrooms, horseshoe courts and a softball field. PARKS continued on Page 86


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Chippewa County Park Beach Brandon Between lakes Little Chippewa and Devil’s off County Road 108. Lake Brophy County Park Alexandria Take Co. Rd. 82 west of Alexandria to the Brophy Landing road. Lake Carlos State Park - Carlos Lake Carlos, seven miles north of Alexandria off State Highway 29 and County Road 38.

Lake Latoka Beach - Alexandria Take County Road 82 west from Alexandria, turn south on County Road 90, then west onto Latoka Beach Road. Lake L’Homme Dieu Beach Alexandria Take State Highway 29 north of Alexandria to the beach. Lake Osakis Beach - Osakis Located on East Lake Street in Osakis. Rotary Beach - Alexandria Between lakes L’Homme Dieu and Carlos off County Road 42.

PARKS continued from Page 84 Lake Brophy County Park, located on the north side of Lake Brophy, is the newest addition to the county’s park system. Take Co. Rd. 82 west of Alexandria to the Brophy Landing road. The park was built with a Legacy Grant from the State of Minnesota in 2018. It features a public swimming beach, picnic area, mountain bike course, fishing pier, children’s playground, fire pit, hiking trails, a sledding hill and cross-country ski trails. It also has access to the Central Lakes Trail. A new visitor center with restrooms and a winter warming area is also planned for sometime in the summer of 2022. Lake Brophy Wayside Park is west of Alexandria at the intersection of Co. Rds. 82 and 8. It has picnic tables, charcoal grills, restroom, drinking water, playground and views of Lake Brophy. Kensington Rune Stone Park is 15 miles west of Alexandria on

State Hwy. 27. It’s where the famed Kensington Runestone was found. A new visitor center was constructed in 2017 which offers modern restrooms, an interpretive room, a gathering space and drinking water. The park also includes picnic tables, shelters, charcoal grills, electricity, a heated building with kitchen facilities, softball field, horseshoe pit, volleyball court, playground, hiking, mountain bike trails, cross country ski trails and historic displays. Spruce Hill Park is near Miltona. From Alexandria, take Hwy. 29 to Co. Rd. 5 and go east five miles. It has a stocked trout stream, picnic tables, shelters, charcoal grills, electricity, restrooms, drinking water, softball field, and interpretive, hiking and cross country ski trails. An archery range is also planned for sometime in the summer of 2022.

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Lake Carlos State Park is near Carlos. Take State Hwy. 29 north from Alexandria, turn west on Co. Rd. 38, turn left into park. Permit is required; purchase at park office ($7/day, $35/ year). The park features trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, as well as picnic tables, shelters, a swimming beach, play area, campsites, camper cabins, group camp, group center, restrooms, showers, boat landing, amphitheater, visitor/ interpretive center, naturalist programs, geocaching and an equestrian area. Rentals are available for canoes, kayaks and snowshoes. Checkouts are available for fishing and birding kits and GPS units.


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1 - 7:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! Profile By Sanford, Alexandria 5 - 6-8 p.m. Think Trivia Night Fundraiser for Junior Achievement, Broadway Ballroom 7 - 6 p.m. Movie Night for Special Needs Students, “Flora & Ulysses,” Grand Arbor, register at 320-7623310 ext. 2. 9 - 7-9 p.m. C. Willi Myles, National Touring Stand Up Comedian, Central Square, Glenwood 14 - 7 p.m. Talent Show, AAHS Performing Arts Center 15 - 7:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! 21-23 - 7:30 p.m. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Andria Theatre 23 - 7-9 p.m. Salute to Glen Campbell, AAHS Performing Arts Center 24 - 2 p.m. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Andria Theatre 27 - 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Alex Public Schools and Chamber of Commerce Hosts Spring Luncheon with National Speaker Nicole J. Phillips, Holiday Inn of Alexandria 28 - Poetry Night, Evansville Art Center 28-30 - 7:30 p.m. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Andria Theatre 31 - 2 p.m. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Andria Theatre

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1 - Noon-6 p.m. Minnesota Made Summer Market, Carlos Creek Winery 1-2 7 p.m. Tarzan, Andria Theatre 1-2 - Glensheen, Theatre L’Homme Dieu 1-3 - Red, White & Boom Days, Evansville 4 - Fourth of July Concert on the Courthouse Lawn, Alexandria 4 - Fireworks at Arrowwood Conference Center, Alexandria 7 - 7 p.m. Concert on the Courthouse Lawn, Holy Rocka Rollaz, Alexandria 9 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Legacy of the Lakes Diamond Classic Boat Show, Arrowwood Resort 9 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kelly Hunt concert, Legacy of the Lakes Museum & Gardens 12-17 Something Rotten, Theatre L’Homme Dieu 14 - 7 p.m. Concert on the Courthouse Lawn, White Sidewalls, Alexandria 15 - 7:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! Alexandria Technical & Community College Foundation 15-17 - Miltona Tornado Days TBD - Millerville Butter Days 21 - 7 p.m. Concert on the Courthouse Lawn, Shalo Lee, Alexandria 26-30 Class of ‘85, Theatre L’Homme Dieu 28 - 7 p.m. Concert on the Courthouse Lawn, Hard Days Night: Beatles, Alexandria 29 - Wine, Ale, & Art Crawl, Downtown Alexandria 29 - 6:30 p.m. Music in the Garden with Mick Sterling, Legacy of The Lakes Museum 30 - Art in the Park, City Park, Alexandria 30 - 7-9 p.m. Mick Sterling Performing Billy Joel, Central Square, Glenwood 31 - Art in the Park, City Park, Alexandria

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2-14 CLUE, Theatre L’Homme Dieu 3-6 7 p.m. The Little Mermaid JR, Andria Theatre 3-7 - Summerfest, Brandon 4 - 7 p.m. Concert on the Courthouse Lawn, Front Fenders, Alexandria 4-8 Crazy Days, Downtown Alexandria 5-7 - Parkers Prairie Fall Festival 6 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mick Sterling Concert, “A Billy Joel State of Mind,” Legacy of the Lakes Museum & Gardens 6 - 3rd Annual Community Auction for Mission, New Life Christian Church 6-7 - Forada Days


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18 - 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes Chamber Music Concert No. 3, First Lutheran Church, Alexandria 19 - 7:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! CM Woodworks 21 - 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes Chamber Music Final Concert, First Lutheran Church, Alexandria 25 - 7 p.m. Concert on the Courthouse Lawn, Red Letter Band, Alexandria TBD - Douglas County Fair

OCTOBER

4 - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 23rd Annual United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties Chili Cook-off, Broadway Ballroom 7 - 7:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! Bell Bank 22 - 12-7 p.m. Oktoberfest, Carlos Creek Winery 22 - 7-9- p.m. Legends Of Soul featuring Gwen Matthews and Bruce A. Henry with Special Guest Kathleen Johnson, Central Square, Glenwood 31 - Downtown Alexandria Trick or Treating

NOVEMBER

4 - 7:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! Broadway Ballroom and Hampton Inn & Suites, at Hampton Inn & Suites 18 - 7:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County ReStore 19 - 7-9 p.m. Branden and James, Cello And Vocals, Central Square, Glenwood 25 - Christmas in the Fort, Downtown Alexandria 26 - 12-6 p.m. Minnesota Made Christmas Market, Carlos Creek Winery

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