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he Guide to Douglas County, published by the Echo Press, is a comprehensive guide to living in Douglas County. This publication includes up-to-date information about the lakes area that residents may find useful, including names and telephone numbers for township, city, county, state and federal government contact persons. It also contains lists of area schools, parks, churches, service clubs and organizations, as well as a calendar of local events and area maps. Whether you are a newcomer looking for an introduction to the area or have lived here for many years, The Guide to Douglas County will provide useful community information to keep at your fingertips throughout the year.
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Phone Numbers & Websites..........................................................5 Welcome...................................................................................................6 Calendar of Events...............................................................................7 Ongoing Events...................................................................................12 History of Douglas County.............................................................14 Towns .......................................................................................................16 Unincorporated Communities.....................................................18 Photo contest......................................................................................80 RESOURCES Library.......................................................................................20 News Media............................................................................21 Medical Services................................................................. 22 Senior Housing Options..................................................50 Homeowner Helpers......................................................... 72 GOVERNMENT State & Federal....................................................................24 County......................................................................................26 City.............................................................................................28 Township.................................................................................36 ATTRACTIONS Downtown Alexandria.......................................................15 Attractions..............................................................................40 Central Lakes Trail..............................................................41 Entertainment.......................................................................44 Golf Courses..........................................................................60 Shop Downtown...................................................................61 Lakes.........................................................................................84 Parks..........................................................................................86 Beaches................................................................................... 87 Dining Guide...........................................................................91 SCHOOLS.............................................................................................54 CHURCHES.........................................................................................66 ORGANIZATIONS............................................................................74
elcome to Douglas County, a region rich with history, the arts, and commerce that is also steeped in a sense of community and pride.
Jody Hanson Echo Press publisher
In these pages you will find an indispensable guide to the events, towns, medical services, entertainment, schools, churches, government offices, restaurants, businesses and organizations that make our county hum. Douglas County is home to 37,467 and growing. Our manufacturers ship products around the globe. Our farms produce milk, beef, wheat, corn and soybeans. Educators come from around the country to visit our schools.
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.
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Welcome Our cities offer specialty shops and fine eating establishments, live theater and concerts, museums and landmarks. There are summer festivals, farmers markets and winter sports. Then there are our rolling golf courses, miles of trails and, of course, our beautiful lakes. 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.
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Phone & web
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 MN State Patrol.............................................(651) 201-7100 Fire departments – IF EMERGENCY, DIAL 911. Non-emergency: Alexandria.....................................................(320) 763-6488 Brandon..........................................................(320) 524-2220 Carlos...............................................................(320) 852-7255 Evansville.......................................................(320) 834-4995 Forada............................................................. (320) 762-0300 Garfield...........................................................(320) 834-2238 Kensington....................................................(320) 965-2500 Leaf Valley.....................................................(320) 834-2540 Millerville ...................................................... (320) 876-2295 Miltona.............................................................. (218) 943-1501 Osakis...............................................................(320) 859-2150 Douglas County Hospital................................ (320) 762-1511 Minnesota Road Conditions.................................................511 National Suicide Prevention..... 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) Poison Control Center...................................1-800-222-1222
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
Alex Area Economic Development Commission ...............................................................................www.livingalexarea.org Alexandria city.............................................www.ci.alexandria.mn.us Alexandria Hotel and Hospitality, CVB ..................................................................................www.explorealex.com Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce ............................................................................... www.alexandriamn.org Alexandria Police Department....... www.alexandriapolice.com Alexandria Township..................... www.alexandriatownship.org 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 Hospital...............................www.dchospital.com 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 Osakis Review Newspaper...............www.theosakisreview.com
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2 – 4-7 p.m. Foreign film: “Amal,” Grand Arbor Theatre, Alexandria 5 – 4:30-8 p.m. STEAM Expo, Alexandria Area High School 6 – 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wake up Alexandria! Elite Business Systems, Alexandria 7 – 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Let’s Get Growing workshop with Master Gardeners, Discovery Middle School, Alexandria 7 – 6-9 p.m. Open Mic night, Common Ground Coffee House, Alexandria 8 – 4 p.m. River Songs & Tales with Mark Twain, VocalEssence, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 13 – 6 p.m. St. Mary’s Casino Night, Carlos Creek Winery 13 – 7-8 p.m. “James Dimes” and “Our Miss Brooks,” Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 13 – 7:30 p.m. Spring Play, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 14 – 10 a.m. Freedom First Riders 11th Annual Bike Show, Runestone Community Center, Alexandria 14 – 7 p.m. Hope is the Message Tour, Alexandria Covenant Church 14 – Spring Play, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 15 – Spring Play, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 15 – 2 p.m. Robb Justice, Carlos Creek Winery 16 – 4-7 p.m. Documentary Film: “Meet the Patels,” Grand Arbor Theatre, Alexandria 18 – 6 p.m. Celebrity Dinner for 150th celebration, First Congregational UCC, Alexandria 19 – 5-7 p.m. The Taste of Douglas County, Holiday Inn, Alexandria 20 – 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! Eye Associates of Alexandria 20 – 6:30-10:30 p.m. Spring Release: Wine, Women and Fashion, Carlos Creek Winery 20 – 7 p.m. Alice in Wonderland with Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, Discovery Middle School, Alexandria 20 – 7:30 p.m. Nunsense, The Andria Theatre, Alexandria 21 – 7:30 p.m. Nunsense, The Andria Theatre, Alexandria 21 – 9:30 a.m. Antique Auction silent bidding, with live auction at 1 p.m., Alexandria Senior Center 22 – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Raku Pottery Experience, Carlos Creek Winery 22 – 2 p.m. Nunsense, The Andria Theatre, Alexandria 22 – 3-7 p.m. Dance with Tuxedo Junction, Lakeside Dance Club, Glenwood 23 – 7:30-9:30 Grand Magic illusion show, Central Lakes Concert Association members only, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 25 – 11:15 a.m. Alexandria Community Education Spring Luncheon, Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria
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Calendar of events 26 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. Off the Clock! Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer, Alexandria 26 – 7 p.m. Dancing with the Alexandria Stars, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 26 – 7 p.m. Open Mic Poetry Night, Evansville Art Center, Alexandria 27 - 7:30 p.m. Nunsense, The Andria Theatre, Alexandria 28 - 7:30 p.m. Nunsense, The Andria Theatre, Alexandria 28 – 11:30 a.m. Fifth annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon, Alexandria Senior Center 28 – 8-11 p.m. Alexandria Area High School prom 29 – 2 p.m. Nunsense, The Andria Theatre, Alexandria
4 – 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria! Outreach Food Shelf, Alexandria 5 – Chain of Lakes Sprint Triathlon, Alexandria, www. pickleevents.com/events/colt/ 5 – 10 a.m. Alexandria Spring Arts, Craft and Gift Show, Runestone Community Center, Alexandria 5 – Run for the Roses Derby Party and 5K Run/Walk, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria 7 – 7:30 p.m. AAHS and DMS Orchestras Concert, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center
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11 – 7-8 p.m.”The Fat Man” and “Not Doin’ Nuthin,’” Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 12 – 7:30 p.m. Scarborough Fair, Central Lakes Concert Association members only, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 16 – 7:30 p.m. Pops Concert, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 19 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mai Fest, Runestone Museum, Alexandria 19 – 6:30 p.m. Races at Viking Speedway, Alexandria 20 – 2 p.m. Spring in Spain & Latin America, Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 23 – 7:30 p.m. Spring choir concert, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 24 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Gun Shy 24 – Downtown sidewalk sales, Alexandria 25 – Downtown sidewalk sales, Alexandria 25 – Ole Oppe Fest, Alexandria 26 – Downtown sidewalk sales, Alexandria 26 – Ole Oppe Fest, Alexandria 27 – 8 a.m.-noon Awake the Grapes at Carlos Creek Winery, includes 1K, 5K and 10K runs through the vineyards. 27 – Ole Oppe Fest, Alexandria 27 – Downtown sidewalk sales, Alexandria
28 – Ole Oppe Fest, Alexandria 28 – Downtown sidewalk sales, Alexandria 31 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Doc’s Dixieland
2 – 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Reel Team Bass Tournament, Lake Ida, Alexandria 2 – 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lake Reno Walleye Tournament, Hwy 29 S., Alexandria 2 – 6-9 p.m. Open Mic Night, Common Ground Coffee House, Alexandria 2 – 6:30 p.m. Races at Viking Speedway, Alexandria 4 – Noon-5 p.m. Duffer’s Delight Golf Tournament, Alexandria Golf Club 7 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Blonde & Bohunk Band 8 – 7-8 p.m.”The Man From Venus” and Dr. Tweedy,” Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 10 – 2 p.m. Alexandria Area High School graduation, school gym 14 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Jazz Dot Combo 15 – Runestone Days, Kensington 16 – 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Osakis Lions Club Walleye Tournament, Lake Osakis 16 – 6:30 p.m. Races at Viking Speedway, Alexandria 16 – Runestone Days, Kensington 17 – Runestone Days, Kensington 20 – 7 p.m. Trio Con Brio from Sweden Concert, Mount Carmel Ministries, Alexandria 21 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Holy Rocka Rollaz 21 – 2018 Vestlandslag/Valdres Samband Stevne for descendants of Norwegian immigrants, Holiday Inn, Alexandria 22 – Wine, Art and Ale Crawl, downtown Alexandria 22 – 7 p.m. Peder Eide in Concert, Mount Carmel Ministries, Alexandria 22 – 2018 Osakis Festival 22 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. History Live! Fort Alexandria
22 – 2018 Vestlandslag/Valdres Samband Stevne for descendants of Norwegian immigrants, Holiday Inn, Alexandria 23 – 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Denny’s Super 30 Fishing Tournament, Alexandria 23 – 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Amateur Bass Series, Lake Ida, Alexandria 23 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere, Alexandria Area High School 23 – 6:30 p.m. Races at Viking Speedway, Alexandria 23 – 2018 Osakis Festival 23 – Awake the Lakes Ribfest 2018, Big Ole Central Park, Alexandria 23 – 2018 Vestlandslag/Valdres Samband Stevne for descendants of Norwegian immigrants, Holiday Inn, Alexandria 23 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. History Live! Fort Alexandria 24 – 1:30 p.m. Vikingland Band Festival on Alexandria’s Broadway. 24 – Classic Car Show, Vintage Car Club of Alexandria 24 – 2018 Osakis Festival 26 – String, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 27 – String, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 28 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Pure Country GOLD 28 – String, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 29 – String, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 30 – 10 a.m. Ripple Festival, Alexandria City Park
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1 – String, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 4 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Special Patriotic Concert 4 – Dusk Star Storm fireworks display - Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria 5 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Jolly Huntsmen 5 – Cloud Cult concert, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 6 – Cloud Cult concert, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria
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8 – Douglas County Master Gardeners Tour of Gardens, Alexandria 10 – Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 11 – Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 12 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Front Fenders 12 – Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 13 – 5 p.m. Relay for Life, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Alexandria 13 – Roddin’ Round the Lakes classic car club event, Osakis, Central Lakes Cruzers 13 – 7-8 p.m. “Ray & Iver,” Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 13 – 7 p.m. Music in the Gardens, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria 13 – Big Ole SUPathon, recreational paddling festival, Alexandria, paddleguru.com 13 – Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 14 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Museum Summer Showcase, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria 14 – Roddin’ Round the Lakes classic car show, Central Lakes Cruzers, downtown Osakis 14 – Big Ole SUPathon, recreational paddling festival, paddleguru.com 14 – Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 15 – Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 19 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Diamond Back 19 – Master Gardeners spring plant sale, Viking Plaza Mall 20 – Party in the Street, downtown Alexandria 20 – 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Performance, Discovery Middle School, Alexandria
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26 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - White Sidewalls 26 – Memories - Celebrating the Music of Barbra Streisand, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 27 – 7 p.m. Music in the Gardens, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria 28 – Art in the Park, Alexandria 28 – Rose City Threshing Festival, rosecitythreshing. org 29 – Art in the Park, Alexandria 29 – Rose City Threshing Festival, rosecitythreshing. org 29 – Resorters Golf Tournament 30 – Resorters Golf Tournament 31 – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 31 – Resorters Golf Tournament
1 – Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria 1 – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 2 – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 2 – Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria 2 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Broken Fiddle 2 – Crazy Days, downtown Alexandria 3 – Beauty and the Beast, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Company, Barrett 3 – Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria 3 – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 3 – Crazy Days, downtown Alexandria 4 – Beauty and the Beast, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Company, Barrett 4 – 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes chamber music concert, Alexandria United Methodist Church 4 – 7 p.m. Barbary Coast Dixieland Band in Concert, Mount Carmel Ministries, Alexandria
4 – Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria 4 – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 4 – Crazy Days, downtown Alexandria 5 – Beauty and the Beast, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Company, Barrett 5 – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 9 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Honky Tonk Cowboys 10 – 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Rising Stars Performance, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 10 – 7-8 p.m. Arch Obler and Wendell & Charlie, Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 10 – 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes chamber music concert, Alexandria United Methodist Church 10 – 7 p.m. Music in the Gardens/Garden Party, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria 12 – 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes chamber music concert, Alexandria United Methodist Church 15 – 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes chamber music concert, Alexandria United Methodist Church 15 – Wild Angels and the Handsome Devils - Women of Rock, Pop & Country, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 16 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Salty Dogs 16 – Wild Angels and the Handsome Devils - Women of Rock, Pop & Country, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 19 – 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes chamber music concert, Alexandria United Methodist Church
23 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Jazz Committee 30 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - I Witness
14 – Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp 14 – 7-8 p.m.”My Friend Irma” and “Easy Aces,” Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 15 – Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp 16 – Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp 20 – Downtown Fall Festival, Alexandria 21 – Downtown Fall Festival, Alexandria 22 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum Day, free admission, Runestone Museum, Alexandria 22 – Downtown Fall Festival, Alexandria
12 – 7-8 p.m.”Das Wunder Madchen” and “My Favorite Husband,” Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 20 – Apple Fest at Carlos Creek Winery 26 – 4-6 p.m. Haunted History Night, Runestone Museum, Alexandria 26 – 7-8 p.m. Special Halloween Show, Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 27 – Vendor and Craft Show, Viking Plaza Mall, Alexandria 28 – Vendor and Craft Show, Viking Plaza Mall, Alexandria 31 – Downtown Trick or Treat, Alexandria
1 – 34th Annual Arts & Crafters Tour, Alexandria 2 – Shoppers on the Hunt, downtown Alexandria 3 – 34th Annual Arts & Crafters Tour, Alexandria 3 – Vendor and Craft Show, Viking Plaza Mall, Alexandria 4 – Vendor and Craft Show, Viking Plaza Mall, Alexandria 9 – 7-8 p.m.”Light Behind the Eyes” and “Abbott & Costello,” Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 23 – 3-6 p.m. Christmas in the Fort and Lighting Ceremony 24 – Small Business Saturday, downtown Alexandria
1-24 – A Hometown Christmas Experience, downtown Alexandria 14 – 7-8 p.m.”I’m Dreaming of Christmas” and “Blondie,” Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria
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Saturdays, May-August, 6:45 p.m. Additional specials on other dates. Viking Speedway, Alexandria (320) 762-1559, www.vikingspeedway.net
Fridays, May-Aug., 7 p.m. Additional specials on other dates. Douglas County Fairgrounds, Alexandria (320) 491-9249 www.runestonegokart.com
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Thursdays, May 24-Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Douglas County Courthouse lawn, Alexandria www.redwillowartscoalition.org
Year round Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 1 p.m. Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria (320) 846-5443 www.carloscreekwinery.com
First Friday of each month March-Dec., 7 to 9 p.m. Evansville Arts Center www.evansvilleartcenter.com AECEvansville
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Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 9 p.m. March-December Evansville Arts Center www.evansvilleartcenter.com
ALEXANDRIA FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, June 2-Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to noon. Thursdays, June 28-October 25, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, June 26-October 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Big Ole Central Park, Alexandria
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History of Douglas County
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 Sioux and Chippewa Indians. Archeologists date the earliest bones and artifacts found in area burial sites as being pre-Christ.
Secretary Taft speaking at the Great Northern Railroad Depot in Alexandria.
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 Sioux were forming war parties. Many settlers headed east to safety, while others combined forces to defend their property. The uprising was too powerful, however, and the settlements were abandoned. Months later, the uprising settled down. Settlers returned to the county and soldiers arrived to build a stockade in Alexandria for protection. Treaties were later signed with the Sioux, 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 Steven Douglas, a statesman
Above: In 1898, a Swedish farmer named Olaf Ohman found a large flat stone in the roots of a tree on his farm near Kensington. It is now known as the Kensington Runestone. Below: Osakis, circa 1900.
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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.
Right: Alexandria’s main street.
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.
ere’s a peek at some of the happenings that are planned in Historic Downtown Alexandria in the coming months:
historic downtown 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.
• Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale – May 24-28 • Wine, Ale and Art Crawl – June 22 • Party in the Street – July 20 • Crazy Days – August 2-4 • Downtown Fall Festival – Sept. 20-22
• Downtown Trick or Treat – Oct. 31 • Shoppers on the Hunt – Nov. 1-3 • Small Business Saturday – Nov. 24 • Hometown Christmas Experience – Nov. 26 - Dec. 24
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Area towns of Douglas County
Alexandria’s population of 13,575 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, population 499, 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 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, population 502, 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 July 7, 1904.
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Evansville, population 608, 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 county’s first mail carrier, Evans, who carried mail on foot from Alexandria to Fort Abercrombie.
Forada, population 166, 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, population 363, 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, population 291, 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, population 107, 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, population 434, 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, 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, population 1,756, 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-za-kees” means “place of the Sauk” and refers to the Sauk Indians who roamed the area for a short time.
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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.
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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 his-
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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 sta-
tion 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 is located 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.
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he 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 93,000 items as well as many other services: • Books for all ages • Newspapers • Audio books • DVDs • Downloadable e-books • Periodicals
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Library Hours 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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Mary Franson (R) - District 8B 545 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone: (651) 296-3201, 1-800-709-0796 Email: email@example.com Jeff Backer (R) - District 12A 593 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone: (651) 296-4929 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Anderson (R) - District 12B 369 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone: (651) 296-4317, 1-800-339-6071 Email: email@example.com
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) - District 8 3207 MN Senate Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone: (651) 297-8063 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Torrey Westrom (R) - District 12 3201 MN Senate Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 Phone: (651) 296-3826 Email: email@example.com
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Mark Dayton 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) 296-2089 Email: Use online form at http://mn.gov./ governor/contact-us/form Website: www.mn.gov/governor
U.S. REP. – DISTRICT 7:
Collin Peterson (DFL) 324 3rd St. SW, Suite 4 Willmar, MN 56201 Phone: (202) 225-2165; (320) 235-1061 Fax: (202) 225-1593 Website: collinpeterson.house.gov
Amy Klobuchar (DFL) 302 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3244; 1-888-224-9043 Fax: (202) 228-2186 Website: klobuchar.senate.gov Tina Smith (DFL) 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-5641 Website: smith.senate.gov
MN House Information:
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Countygovernment COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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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.
District 4 includes Alexandria’s Ward 1, Precinct 2; Ward 2; and Alexandria Township.
Keith Englund (320) 760-2476 16357 Co. Rd. 19 NW, Ashby, MN 56309
Charlie Meyer (320) 760-7662 PO Box 114 Alexandria, MN 56308
James Stratton (320) 834-3728 5100 Centennial Dr., Alexandria, MN 56308
Owen Miller (320) 808-9011 905 Melody Ln. SE 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 5 includes Alexandria’s Ward 3, Ward 4 and Ward 5, Precinct 2.
Jerry Rapp (320) 766-2065 11418 Minnesouri Rd., Alexandria, MN 56308
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners meets in the courthouse on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9 a.m.
District 3 includes Miltona, Spruce Hill, Osakis, Orange, Carlos and Belle River townships and the cities of Osakis, Miltona, Nelson and Carlos.
COUNTY DEPARTMENT HEADS Ag/Ditch Inspector: Tom Anderson 762-2999 Assessor: A. Keith Albertsen 762-3884 Attorney: Chad Larson 762-3856 Auditor/Treasurer: Char Rosenow 762-3077 Coordinator/Personnel: Heather Schlangen 762-3022 Corrections/Probation Director: Brian Rubenstein 762-3889 Court Administration: Rhonda Bot 762-3033
All phone numbers below are 320 area code.
Highway Department/ Public Works: Dave Robley 762-2999 Horizon Public Health: Sandy Tubbs 763-6018 Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA): Jeff Schiffman 762-3849 Information Systems: Brent Birkeland 762-3040 Lakes Area Recreation: Fritz Bukowski 762-2868 Land and Resource Management: Dave Rush 762-3863
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Library: Jacob Odland 762-3014 Maintenance: Steve Ziemer 762-3097 Motor Vehicle/License Bureau: Angie Steele 762-3897 Parks Division: Brad Bonk 762-2999 Recorder: Dawn Crouse 762-3877 Recycling/Organics Recycling/Household Hazardous Waste: Nathan Reinbold 763-9340
Senior Citizens: Mary Krueger, Senior Liaison Outreach 762-3047 Sheriff: Troy Wolbersen 762-8151 Social Services: Laurie Bonds 762-2302 Waste-to-Energy Facility/ Solid Waste: Steve Vrchota 763-9340 Surveyor: Patrick Veraguth 762-2999 U of M Extension: Ben Anderson 762-3890 Veteran Services: 762-3883
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A l exandr ia
Ca r l o s
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City Hall phone: (320) 763-6678 Website: www.ci.alexandria.mn.us Mayor: Sara Carlson - (320) 763-3646 Administrator: Martin Schultz - (320) 759-3629 City council: Ward I - Virgil Batesole - (320) 763-3393 Ward II - Bob Kuhlman - (320) 491-1243 Ward III - Bobbie Osterberg - (320) 763-9073 Ward IV - Dave Benson - (320) 763-5790 Ward V - Todd Jensen - (320) 815-1751 Police chief: Rick Wyffels - (320) 759-3700 Fire chief: Jeff Karrow - (320) 763-6488 City attorney: Tom Jacobson - (320) 763-3141 Assessor: Reed Heidelberger - (320) 759-3628 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 Lakes Area Recreation - (320) 762-2868 Light and Power: (320) 763-6501 Alexandria Airport: (320) 762-2111 Economic Development Comm.: (320) 763-4545 Runestone Community Center: (320) 763-4466 Council meets at Alexandria City Hall 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.
Brandon PO P 4 9 9
City Hall phone: (320) 524-2260 or (320) 834-4567 Website: www.brandonmn.com Mayor: Doug Johnson - (320) 524-2469 Clerk/Treasurer: Debra Grommesh - (320) 524-2260 City council: Brad Klossner Mary Lee Korkowski - (320) 834-5188 Mike Ranweiler - (320) 524-2697 Roger Campbell- (320) 524-2457 Fire chief: Jeron Buchholz City attorney: Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361 Council meets at city clerkâ€™s office 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
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City Hall phone: (320) 852-3000 Website: www.cityofcarlos.com Mayor: Dan Plowman - (320) 219-8814 Clerk/Treasurer: John Rolf - (320) 852-3000 City council: Ronna Severson - (320) 852-0089 Teresa Zwieg - (320) 852-7741 Maria Doucette - (320) 298-6004 Toddâ€ˆBurgess - (320) 852-9949 Police chief: Ralph Bradley - (320) 852-7920 Fire chief: Jacob Steidl - (320) 224-7751 City attorney: Thomas Klecker - (320) 762-2361, Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361 Council meets at city offices, 109 1st St. W., 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
Evansville P O P 6 08
56326 City Hall phone: (320) 834-4995 or (218) 948-2295 Website: www.evansvillemn.com Mayor: Monica Olson - (218) 948-2805 Clerk/Treasurer: Diana Olson - (320) 834-4995 City council: Bobbie Batesole - (218) 948-2729 Darek Buse - (320) 524-2010 Chuck Stetteson - (320) 834-4655 Richard Novotny Fire chief: Jamie Englund - (218) 770-7632 City attorney: Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361 Council meets at City Hall, 106 State St., 2nd Monday of each month.
Forada POP 166
Mayor: Bob Bordeaux Clerk/Treasurer: Jo Kluver - (320) 762-9772 City council: Michaela Olson - (651) 283-2369 Scott Erickson Fire chief: Bob Steidl - (320) 762-0300 City attorney: Bill Leuthner - (320) 762-0259 Council meets at City Hall 1st Monday following 1st Tuesday of each month.
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City Hall phone: (320) 834-2238 Website: www.garfieldmn.com Mayor: John Nienaber Jr. - (320) 834-3210 Clerk/Treasurer: Paulynn Terhark - (320) 834-2238 City council: Trent Ziegelman - (320) 760-7308 Ryan Holverson - (320) 766-4305 Troy Mills - (320) 639-5534 Jason Uhde - (320) 834-3933 Fire chief: Jed Tatro - (320) 834-2223 City attorney: Thomas Klecker - (320) 762-2361 Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361 Council meets at City Hall 2nd Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
City Hall phone: (218) 943-1501 Website: www.miltona.org Mayor: Alan Betterman - (218) 943-5644 Clerk/Treasurer: Kevin Lee - (218) 943-1501 City council: Dave Carter - (218) 943-5199 Mickey Lint - (218) 943-4312 April Steidl - (218) 943-1501 Kim Thoennes Fire chief: Kyle Grinager - (218) 943-1501 City attorney: Tom Klecker - (320) 762-2361 Council meets at City Hall 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
N el s o n
Ke ns ington PO P 2 9 1
Website: www.kensingtonmn.com Mayor: Jim Schecker - (320) 965-6203 Clerk: Jennifer Kangas - (320) 965-2500 Treasurer: Pryce Score - (320) 965-2419 City council: Dale Rau - (320) 965-2293 Amy Eystad - (320) 965-6261 Lana Rau (320) 965-2314 John Gran (320) 965-3003 Fire chief: Joey Nessman - (320) 815-4437 City attorney: Thornton, Hegg, Reif, Dolan & Bowen - (320) 762-2361 Council meets at City Hall 1st Monday of each month.
City Hall phone: (320) 763-6347 Mayor: Gerald Gay Sr. - (320) 808-5432 Clerk: Shari Jerome - (320) 808-9650 City council: George Moon - (320) 762-0166 Beverly Hansen - (320) 762-0481 Michael Erickson - (320) 304-0007 Corina Weinhandl City attorney: Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361 Council meets at City Hall 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Os a k i s POP 1,756
Mi l l er ville PO P 1 0 7
Mayor: Norbert Korkowski - (320) 876-2001 Clerk/Treasurer: Jennifer Lysfjord - (320) 834-2490 City council: Ryan Lehn - (320) 876-2785 Nick McFarlane - (320) 876-2026 Sharon Wagner - (320) 815-9608 Lori Roers - (320) 834-4060 Fire chief: Rodney Roers - (320) 815-4588 City attorney: Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361 Council meets at City Hall 1st Tuesday of each month.
City Hall phone: (320) 859-2150 Website: www.cityofosakis.com Mayor: Keith Emerson - (320) 859-4584 Clerk/Treasurer: Angela Jacobson - (320) 859-2150 City council: Jim Snyder - (320) 859-5309 Jerry Olson - (320) 859-2664 Randy Anderson - (320) 859-5512 Justin Dahlheimer Fire chief: Travis Middendorff - (320) 491-6880 Police chief: Chad Matthews - (320) 808-9235 City attorney: Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361 Council meets at City Hall, 14 Nokomis St. E., 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
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Alexandria Township office: (320) 759-5300 Website: www.alexandriatownship.org 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 Linda Dokken-McFann - (320-766-0658 Treasurer: Mona Billmark - (320) 815-1089 Meets at township office, 324 Broadway, 1st and 3rd Mondays each month, 6 p.m.
BELLE RIVER TOWNSHIP
Clerk/Treasurer: Jesse Lusty - (612) 805-0200 Supervisors: Doug Steidl - (320) 852-7710 Robert Larson - (320) 852-7138 Andy Miller Meets at clerk’s home 1st Monday each month, 8 p.m. during daylight saving time, 7 p.m. the rest of the year.
Clerk/Treasurer: Mike Cleary - (320) 524-2685 Supervisors: Gene Fynboh - (320) 834-4661 Kerby Lund - (320) 760-1186 Dennis Lund - (320) 834-2797 Kathy Zimmeman - (320) 834-3570 Meets at Community Center 3rd Monday each month, 7 p.m., except January and February when it meets 3rd Tuesday.
Clerk: Rebecca Anderson - (320) 846-0373 Supervisors: Rod Meyers - (320) 852-7563 Dan Lehmkuhl - (320) 852-7481 Bill Krivanek - (320) 846-0668 Treasurer: Dean Yohnke - (320) 852-7702 Meets at Carlos Elementary School 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month, 7 p.m.
Clerk: Mary Wright - (218) 948-2682 Supervisors: Randy Jacobson - (320) 834-4718 Douglas Lee - (320) 524-2634 Tony Wright - (218) 948-2682 Treasurer: Jeanine Henneman - (320) 491-0663 Meets at treasurer’s home 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. PAGE 30 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2018
HOLMES CITY TOWNSHIP
Clerk/Treasurer: Christopher Wanner - (763) 350-5005 Supervisors: Gary Schuneman - (320) 283-5507 Darin Weisel - (320) 763-6600 Joe Callahan - (763) 286-8615 Meets at Town Hall 3rd Monday each month, 7 p.m. Meets at Town Hall 3rd Monday each month, 7 p.m.
Clerk: Carol Hedlund - (320) 760-9752 Supervisors: Daniel New - (320) 763-4085 Ron Fenelon - (320) 763-4197 Jeff Tvrdik Treasurer: Cindy VanLuik - (320) 760-9492 Meets at Forada City Hall 2nd Thursday of each month, 7 p.m.
Clerk/Treasurer: Barb Kilgore - (320) 491-6727 Supervisors: Daniel Diedrich - (320) 815-0299 Michael Steidl - (320) 846-0815 Jim Peterson - (320) 834-2035 Meets at Township Hall 1st and 3rd Mondays each month, 7:30 p.m., Nov.-Feb. meetings are only 3rd Mondays.
Clerk: Kelly Beilke - (320) 763-7482 Supervisors: Ben Johnson - (320) 815-2776 Richard Bromley - (320) 759-1160 Dick Miller- (320) 834 Treasurer: Paulynn Terhark - (320) 762-2129 Meets at Town Hall 1st and 3rd Mondays each month, 4:45 p.m.
LAKE MARY TOWNSHIP
Clerk: Susan Hanson - (320) 283-5963 Supervisors: Pete Fernholz - (320) 491-9335 James Schmidt - (320) 491-1349 Donna Hoeper - (320) 283-5567 Treasurer: Julie Freier - (320) 763-7078 Meets at Town Hall 2nd Tuesday each month, 7 p.m.
LEAF VALLEY TOWNSHIP
Clerk: Pamela Cuperus - (218) 267-2533 Supervisors: Dale Diedrich - (218) 267-2243 Brent Ost - (218) 267-2942 Keith Schultz - (320) 834-4036 Treasurer: Barb Guenther - (218) 267-5741 Meets at Town Hall 2nd Thursday each month, 7 p.m.
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Call for Tee Times or Book Online 320-886-1400 www.hardwoodhillsgolf.com 5 miles west of Alexandria on Hwy 27 to CR 27, follow signs
“A challenging beauty amid hills, trees and ponds!”
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1 block North of Intersection Hwys. 127 & 27 E., Osakis
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Member advisors at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union will listen to your story and use their knowledge to recommend financial products and services, including checking and savings accounts; home, car, and credit card loans; and investment and estate planning advice, and more. Learn more at affinityplus. org or stop into the Alexandria branch at:
320-762-1391 418 3rd Ave. E., Suite 108
VANTAGE BANK ALEXANDRIA
Vantage Bank, located at 410 30th Ave E, Suite 201, is a full service community bank guided by an experienced staff and board of directors. We are committed to developing our community by providing better banking solutions focused on customer needs.
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HOMETOWN COMMUNITY BANK CYRUS AND FORADA
We have provided financial products and services to our friends and neighbors since 1901. We are proud of our “Hometown” heritage and are committed to providing the excellence in products and services that our customers have come to expect.
Cyrus: 100 East Main St. • 320-795-2562 Forada: 10635 Toby’s Avenue SE 320-763-7400 • www.hcbmn.com
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What sets us apart is that you, our member/owner, has a vested interest in our success. Any profits are returned to our membership as higher dividend rates, lower interest rates on loans, additional technology, and growth in services.
320-762-2686 • www.mmfcu.org 405 50th Ave. W, #106
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INSTITUTIONS GLENWOOD STATE BANK - ALEXANDRIA
Located at 2221 S Broadway Street, Glenwood State Bank is a locallyowned, family-owned, and family-operated community bank. In 2018, they’re celebrating 10 years since opening their doors in Alexandria.
“Resurrecting the American Dream.” American National Bank of Minnesota strives to be your financial partner through our exceptional customer service, excellent lending programs, and strong commitment to you, our customers.
512 30th Avenue East ,P.O. Box 472 • Alexandria, MN 56308 320-762-5330 phone •320-762-5331 fax 800-821-6849 toll free www.anbmn.com
FIRST SECURITY EVANSVILLE
First Security Bank in Evansville, Minnesota is where customers come first. We are a full-service bank, offering consumer and commercial products specializing in Ag banking and small business lending. Our product lines include savings accounts, checking accounts, multiple loan programs, e-statements, internet banking, bill pay and more.
218-948-2259 • 320-834-4659 www.firstsecuritybanks.com
NEIGHBORHOOD NATIONAL BANK – ALEXANDRIA
Located at 803 N Nokomis NE, Neighborhood National Bank is an independent community bank offering customers personalized service and a complete line of banking, loan & online services. We are The Bank That Feels Like Home!
VIKING BANK - ALEXANDRIA
Located at 4277 Dakota Street, Alexandria, MN 56308. We are locally owned and offer personal and business products, including: checking, savings, money market, CD’s and IRA’s, consumer loans, home mortgages and business loans. Invested in Your Journey.
AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK - ALEXANDRIA
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osakis LUND TOWNSHIP
Clerk: Jessica Anderson - (320) 760-7265 Supervisors: Shane Henrichs - (218) 948-2237 Shawn Englund - (218) 948-2779 Mike Stramer - (320) 815-9389 Treasurer:Tracy Zickur - (320) 808-5249 Meets at Township Hall 3rd Tuesday each month, 7 p.m.
Clerk: Jennifer Dietrich - (320) 859-2266 Supervisors: Mitch Zarbok - (320) 859-5087 Bruce Massmann - (320) 859-4439 Ken Marthaler - (320) 766-2000 Treasurer: Newton Earl - (320) 859-2353 Meets at clerk’s home 2nd Monday each month, 8 p.m.
Clerk: Marilyn Bitzan - (320) 876-2123 Supervisors: Kenneth Kuhn - (320) 834-4874 Larry Carlson - (218) 948-2117 Steve Boesl - (218) 267-2909 Treasurer: Nancy Reitmeier - (320) 876-2112 Meets at Fire Hall 2nd Thursday each month, 8:30 p.m.
Clerk/treasurer: Dawn McNeal - (320) 859-4698 Deputy Clerk/Treasurer: Bev Guyette - (320) 859-3323 Supervisors: Brian Niehoff - (320) 760-2293 Gene Rasmusen - (320) 808-1388 Howard Swenstad - (320) 859-2410 Meets at clerk’s home 2nd Monday each month, 7 p.m. Oct.-March, 7:30 p.m. April-Sept.
Clerk: Tom Blank - (320) 852-7078 Supervisors: Jerome Haggenmiller - (218) 943-1841 Michelle Potts - (218) 943-5452 Matt Kugler - (320) 808-0039 Steven Russell - (218) 943-5191 Meets at Community Center 1st Monday each month, 7 p.m.
Clerk: Todd Egenes - (320) 834-3454 Supervisors: Lynn Bushard - (320) 834-3446 John Krafthefer - (320) 491-9003 Treasurer: Florence Chlian - (320) 834-2444 Meets at Town Hall 1st Monday each month, 7 p.m. unless otherwise posted or published.
“Our family caring for your family”
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Small Animals • Services & Supplies Boarding & Grooming
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Clerk: Marcy Holl - (320) 304-4052 Supervisors: Bruce Wohlforth - (320) 965-2655 Curt Hamen - (320) 965-2760 Zachary Johnson - (320) 424-0222 Treasurer: Kevin Holl - (320) 304-2561 Meets at Kensington Community Center 2nd Monday each month, Dec.-March 8 p.m., rest of year 7 p.m.
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 Meetings are as follows: April-Oct., 8 p.m. at the Town Hall; March, 7 p.m. at the Town Hall; Nov.-Feb., 7 p.m. at the clerkâ€™s house.
spruce center URNESS TOWNSHIP
Clerk: Judi Andreasen - (320) 760-5393 Supervisors: John Plaster - (320) 760-1686 Brent Johnson - (320) 808-3454 Ryan Haseman - (218) 329-2424 Treasurer: Denise Marquette - (320) 828-1652 Meets at Town Hall 2nd Tuesday each month, 7 p.m.
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Popular big ole BIG OLE 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.
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 foreign-born 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.
BRANDON HISTORY CENTER 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 (click on history center link under organizations).
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knute nelson home 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; www. evansvillemn.net.
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kensington runestone 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) 7633160; www.runestonemuseum.org.
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. (320) 759-1114;www.minnesotalakesmaritimemuseum.org.
legacy of the lakes
OUR LADY OF THE HILLS
LEGACY OF THE LAKES MUSEUM
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
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
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) 8593777.
Central Lakes Trail Fergus Falls
Ten Mile Lake
Ashby Lake Christina
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 trail head and parking area in Alexandria is at the north end of Broadway in Big Ole Central Park.
Pomme de Terre Lake
he 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.
Lake Carlos State Park
Other trail heads 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.
Lake L’Homme Dieu
Lake Mina Lobster Lake
Lake Brophy Lake Latoka
Nelson Lake Osakis
Osakis Lake Mary
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Entertainment EVANSVILLE ART CENTER
ALEXANDRIA AREA ARTS ASSOCIATION
The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) strives to foster appreciation, understanding and love of the performing arts by providing experiences that entertain, educate and enrich the community. The AAAA presents a variety of plays and concerts at its theater at 618 Broadway in Alexandria, as well as the annual twoday Art in the Park held at Alexandria City Park. For information, visit www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
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.
evansville art center
2018 ACTIVITIES AT THE
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Present a variety of musical programs from 7 pm to 9 pm
March - April:
April: Jim Burt and Lee McAlister: Brothers who May: To be announced June: Broken Fiddle performing at Railroad and 2nd Event Center July: Vincent Facio Remembered –
Photo Club annual exhibit including mixed media art by Brandon-Evansville Students May: To be announced June: Mixed Media Art by Jillayne Hanson July: Barn Quilts by Cindy Heffner August: Hand Carved Fish Decoys with MN Dark House Association Gyotaku by Rebecca Albright September: Painting by Della Conroy October/November: To be announced
Anthony Miltich: honoring Vincent August: Blue Wolf Duo September: Salty Dogs October: The Family Ray: Tim Ray, his son Brad and brother Chris Ray are singer/song writers November: To be announced December: Paul Imholte – Master of Multiple Stringed Instruments
Presenting exhibits in a variety of media
111 Main St, Evansville, MN •www.Evansvilleartcenter.com OPEN: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm March through December Photo Club meets: 1st Thursday of every month from 7 to 8:30 pm Bring 3 photos to share. Contact Nancy Neterval at 218.948.2807 for information.
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theatre l’homme dieu THEATRE 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 2016 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.
RED WILLOW ARTS 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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Schools of Douglas County
ALEXANDRIA TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1601 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 762-0221, 1-888-234-1222 President: Laura Urban, Ph.D. Website: www.alextech.edu Email: email@example.com Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) is a comprehensive college offering a broad range of options that include Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), online
programs, technical and transfer degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Additionally, the college provides industry-specific training through its Customized Training Center. The collegeâ€™s commitment to excellence is reflected in its student success results. With many programs placing 100 percent of their graduates, ATCC has more than 98 percent placement of all graduates.
The college continues to have outstanding retention and graduation rates compare to national averages. Enhancing its academics, the college campus is known for its safe and welcoming environment, and the student housing adjacent to campus is a convenient highlight of the campus. Student housing adjacent to campus provided by the ATCC Foundation is a unique and convenient highlight of the campus.
ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS - ISD #206 1410 South McKay Ave., Suite 201 Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 762-2141 Superintendent: Julie Critz Assistant superintendent of teaching and learning: Rick Sansted Website: www.alexandria.k12.mn.us E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Alexandria Area High School (320) 762-2142 Principal: Chad Duwenhoegger Discovery Middle School (320) 762-7900 Principal: Matt Aker (320) 762-3320 Lincoln Elementary Principal: Brendan Bogart
Voyager Elementary (320) 762-3325 Principal: Dana Christenson Woodland Elementary (320) 762-3300 Principal: Darla Harstad Garfield Elementary (320) 762-3350 Principal: Lisa Pikop (320) 852-7181 Carlos Elementary Principal: Lisa Pikop Miltona Science Magnet Elementary Principal: Lisa Pikop (877) 736-1419 Community Education (320) 762-3310 Director: Lynn Jenc Early Education Center (320) 762-3305 Center coordinator: April Larson
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School board: Dean Anderson Dave Anderson Sandy Susag Angie Krebs Pam Carlson Bob Cunniff Alan Zeithamer
(320) 762-2122 (320) 762-8414 (320) 763-7161 (320) 762-8585 (320) 762-0647 (320) 763-4683 (320) 766-7730
The Alexandria Public Schools School Board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month except in January and February when (due to federal holidays) meetings are the 4th Monday.
ALEXANDRIA AREA HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)
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 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, and culinary arts classrooms give students hands-on, relevant learning experiences.
With more than 170 academic course options, including the Early College program, AAHS is committed to offering a comprehensive approach to post-secondary success. This 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 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.
alex area high school Students at AAHS feel connected to their school and to each other. That’s because 67 percent 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 Road SE in Alexandria.
DISCOVERY MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8)
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At Discovery Middle School (DMS), the students are engaged and ready to take on challenges. Teachers inspire them to think critically 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 programming 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, foreign languages, physical education, computer technology, technology education and drama. Through a personalized approach to learning, teachers emphasize responsibilities and academic skills to prepare students for future opportunities. DMS is located at 510 McKay Avenue N. in Alexandria.
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LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (K-5) Lincoln Elementary is home to approximately 500 students in grades K-5. The staff works as a team to ensure students learn and grow.â€ˆStaff 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 family-friendly, student-centered at-
mosphere 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 and the standards of Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Responsibility and Fairness. Lincoln is located at 1120 Lark Street in Alexandria.
VOYAGER ELEMENTARY (K-5) 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)
voyager elementary is reinforced with a positive behavioral support system. Voyager is located at 203 Voyager Drive in Alexandria.
WOODLAND ELEMENTARY (K-5) 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 world-class 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. Teaching staff members are highly trained in the balanced literacy framework. This style of teaching focuses on differentiating instruction to teach reading and writing. The Everyday Math curriculum
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combined with AVMR/SNAP supplies students with math skills that prepare them for real world math situations. Classrooms are equipped with interactive boards and presentation systems. Woodland students have access to technology through a computer lab, iPads and, by the fall of 2017, a 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks in grades 2-5. Multiple events throughout the year allow families an opportunity to be involved with their childâ€™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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GARFIELD, MILTONA, CARLOS (GMC) ELEMENTARIES (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. Computers are available in each classroom and media center along with presentation systems that allow for interaction. Special area teachers instruct in physical education, science, music, art and media/technology. Specialized programming is offered through Reading Intervention, Special Education, Title I, Leveled Literacy Intervention and classes for High Potential Learners. Garfield Elementary staff members nurture students in an open, friendly atmosphere. The family atmosphere permeates the school and is supported by involved parents. Garfield provides many creative educational opportunities supported by experienced teachers. Garfield was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013.
Miltona Science Magnet Elementary has an emphasis on the environment. Located on 12 acres of wooded hills and trails, a meadow and wetlands area, its motto is: “Branching out to create an appreciation of our environment.” Teachers integrate science into the curriculum and cross country skis, snowshoes, GPS devices and digital cameras are utilized. 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. Carlos Elementary School is a little school with a lot of heart! The staff is committed to providing a quality education for each student. From the playground to field trips, students encounter journeys that give them memories to last a lifetime. A new updated playground was installed in 2015. Carlos has a child care program before and/ or after school and a five-day-a-week preschool program. Carlos Elementary received the School of Excellence Validation in 2015.
EARLY EDUCATION CENTER
The following programs are offered at the Early Education Center:
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, social or recreational enrichment opportunities for students or adults, school-age child care, early education or parent education, GED or ESL, volunteer services or community concerts and entertainment, Alexandria Public Schools Community Education has something for everyone.
• Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) • Creating Learners Preschool • Parent Education • Enrichment opportunities Young learners and their families have multiple opportunities to participate in various programs with a wide variety of services at the Early Education Center. Our unique space accommodates a variety of learning environments - flexible classrooms, indoor/ outdoor playgrounds and a nature trail. The Early Education Center is adjacent to Woodland Elementary School at 1410 S. McKay Avenue. Phone: (320) 762-3305. PAGE 58 | GUIDE TO DOUGLAS COUNTY 2018
• Early Education • Creating Learners Preschool • Youth Enrichment • Youth Service • Youth Development • Compass, School-Age Child Care • Adult Enrichment • Adults with Disabilities • Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education • Volunteer Services • Performing Arts For information, call (320) 7623310 or visit the office on the second floor of Woodland Elementary School, 1410 S. McKay Avenue in Alexandria.
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BRANDON-EVANSVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT 2908 Website: www.b-e.k12.mn.us District Office
123 2nd Ave., PO Box 40, Evansville, MN 56326 (218) 948-2241, (320) 834-484, Fax: (218) 948-2441
School board: David Anderson, chair – (320) 834-4629 Tim Lauthen, chair – (320) 834-2364 Brandon-Evansville K-3 Carol Juul, clerk – (320) 834-4569 Brandon-Evansville High School Shane Englund, treasurer – 206 West 3rd Street, PO Box 185, Superintendent/elementary principal: (218) 948-2063 Brandon, MN 56315 Dean Yocum Randy Bettermann – (320) 834-4751 (320) 524-2263, (320) 834-4084, High school principal/athletic director: Kent Huisman – (218) 948-2428 Fax: (320) 524-2228 Tom Trisko Andy Siira – (320) 524-2766 Dean of students: Trent Hintermeister Brandon-Evansville 4-5 Brandon-Evansville Middle School
OSAKIS DISTRICT 213 500 East 1st Avenue, P.O. Box X, Osakis, MN 56360 (320) 859-2191 Website: www.osakis.k12.mn.us Superintendent: Randy Bergquist 7-12 principal: Tim Roggenbuck PreK-6 principal: Shad Schmidt School board:
Monica Klimek – (320) 808-8885; Mike Collins – (320) 859-6845 Genny LeBrun – (320) 859-5098; Becky Hensley – (320) 859-5541; Greg Faber – (320) 859-5697; Tom Grundman – (320) 859-5474. The Osakis School Board meets the 2nd Monday each month.
WEST CENTRAL AREA DISTRICT 2342 301 County Road 2, Barrett, MN 56311 (320) 528-7300 Website: www.isd2342.org Superintendent: Barry Schmidt
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WCA South Elementary: 31 North Central Ave., Kensington, MN 56343 (320) 965-7600 Principal: Natalie Prasch Dean of Students: Jon Moore WCA North Elementary: 411 1st Street S.E., Elbow Lake, MN 56531 (218) 685-7500 Principal: Natalie Prasch Dean of Students: Jon Moore
WCA Secondary School: 301 Co. Rd. 2, Barrett, MN 56311 (320) 528-7400 Principal: Claire Vincent School board: Jill Beukens – (320) 986-2828 Sara Strunk – (320) 986-2138 Michelle Nessman – (320) 304-0988 Chad Biss – (218) 458-2276 Jeremiah Ulrich – (218) 685-4051 Terry Christenson – (218) 625-6252 Gary Sabolik – (320) 965-2376 The West Central Area School Board meets the 3rd Monday each month.
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new testament school
NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2505 Hwy. 29 North, Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 763-4050 Website: www.newtestamentchristianschool. org Principal/Administrator: Gidget Sprouls NTCS is committed to the mission of providing a Christ-centered, quality education. Educators work alongside families in helping their students pursue the life that the Lord has set before them, positively impacting their culture with Christian values and a biblical worldview. The goal at NTCS is to prepare each student for life in all areas: academically, spiritually, physically, psychologically, and socially.
What NTCS has to offer: • The area’s only K-12 non-denominational Christian school. • All subjects are taught using biblically based accredited curriculum. • Small student/teacher ratios. • Daily prayer. • Chapel, a time of worship followed by a message from an area pastor/teacher. • Participation in band/orchestra/sports through District 206. • Staff and students represent more than 10 area churches. • Transportation available through District 206.
northstar academy NORTHSTAR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
NorthStar Christian Academy provides various Christian oriented education classes to the public on an ongoing and “public requested” need. These classes are not public school recognized for graduation credit, and students attend on their own time and costs. Beginning Sept.1, 2018, NorthStar Christian Academy will be offering a diploma oriented, high school curriculum as the primary educational provider of its students as they progress toward earning their high school diploma. The Mission of the NorthStar Christian Academy is to train students to independently and critically think while providing students with the opportunity to embrace a Christ-centered Biblical worldview as true and as the foundation for learning. NorthStar is at 3888 Pioneer Rd SE in Alexandria.
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Memorial Day Parade & Service
Douglas County Fair, Alexandria Osakis Silverstreak Golf Classic
Lions’ Walleye Fishing Tournament Osakis Festival Osakis Liquor Store Street Dance
Sportsmen’s Club Corn Feed Moonshine Madness
4th of July Fireworks Roddin’ Round the Lake Car Show Osakis City-Wide Garage Sales Parish Festival
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st. mary’s school
ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL 421 Hawthorne, Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 763-5861 Website: www.smsa.stclouddiocese.org Principal: Troy Sladek
St. Mary’s is a community of faith developed by parents, staff and students to provide an educational setting where each child can develop a strong sense of self-worth and positive attitude toward sharing and group associations. We commit to providing 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. Our curriculum responds to the needs of the total child: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical.
ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL 300 Lake St., Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 763-4842 Website: www.zionalexschool.org Principal: Muriel Stark 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 re-
ligion, 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 to teach Christian values/morals to prepare them as responsible members of society and God’s kingdom.
ST. AGNES CATHOLIC SCHOOL 307 4th Ave. W., P.O. Box 0, Osakis, MN 56360 (320) 859-2130; Website: www.stagnesosakis.com Principal: Pat Pospisil
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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. Our mission is to nurture students and their families through sharing Christ’s love while instilling academic excellence.
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Our Doors Are Open.
We invite you to join us in celebrating God’s love. Our doors are always open to those whose hearts are open to His word.
1204 N. Nokomis NE, Alexandria, MN (320) 763-5164 • www.bethesdaalexandria.org firstname.lastname@example.org
605 Douglas St., Alexandria, MN • (320) 763-5178 www.calvaryalex.org
Pastor Jerry Lanes
Sunday Worship - 9:30am Saturday Worship - 5:00pm Wednesday School - 5:45pm (Sept. - May)
Pastors Greg Billberg, Ben Jacobson & Kari van Wakeren 822 Douglas St., Alexandria, MN (320) 762-2196 • www.firstlutheranalexandria.com
Saturday Worship - 5pm Sunday Worship - 8:30am, 9:45am & 11am KXRA 1490AM 9:45am
Wednesday Worship - 6:15pm & Children’s Programing (Sept. - May) Outdoor Services (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day) 10:30 am at Lake Carlos State Park 11:00 am at City Park Sunday School (Sept.-May) Contact us for information
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Pastor Hans Dahl
Worship Sat. 6pm Worship (Sept. - May) Sun. 8:30am & 10:45am Worship; 9:45am Sunday School and Fellowship Wed. 6:15pm Worship Radio Broadcast: 10:30am Sunday broadcast on KXRZ 99.3 FM Summer Worship (Memorial Day - Labor Day) Saturday: 6pm Worship Sunday: 8:30am Worship at Calvary Sunday: 10am Brunch at Luther Crest Sunday: 10:45am Calvary at the Lake Worship at Luther Crest Bible Camp on Lk Carlos
SHALOM LUTHERAN Pastor Dennis Preston
681 Voyager Drive, Alexandria, MN (320) 762-8641 • www.shalomlutheran.org Check us out on Facebook at Shalom Lutheran Church
Sunday Worship 9:00am (traditional/contemporary blend) Worship is live streamed on Facebook.
Wednesday Worship Advent, Lent, & Thanksgiving Eve • 6:30pm
Sunday School - 10:00am (Sept. - May)
zion church ALEXANDRIA
ASSEMBLY OF GOD Living Waters - 1310 N., Nokomis St. NE (320) 763-5224 Website: www.mylivingwaters.org Interim pastor: Mark Boone BAPTIST Cornerstone - 202 7th Avenue E. (320) 762-1565 www.cornerstoneofalexandria.com Email: Office@cornerstoneofalexandria.com Senior pastor: Darryl Knappen • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Grace - 1704 Hazel Hill Road (320) 763-4393 www.gracechurch-alexandria.com Email: email@example.com Pastor: Craig Dahl CATHOLIC St. Mary’s Catholic - 420 Irving Street (320) 763-5781 Website: www.stmaryalexandria.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Priest: Father Steve Binsfeld CHARISMATIC New Testament - 2505 Highway 29 N. (320) 762-2444 Website:www.ntcalexandria.org Email: email@example.com Pastors: Peter Reishus, Mike Loween CHRISTIAN Liferight Outreach - 1906 6th Avenue E. (320) 759-3930 Website: www.liferightoutreach.org Executive director: Mark Foss • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Point - 1704 Hazel Hill Rd. SE (320) 266-3826 facebook.com/thepointalexandria Pastor: David Christman
Churches New Life Christian Church 1910 County Road 82 SE (320) 763-7051 Website: www.your-newlife.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastors: John Taplin, Blake Saathoff, Alex Goff Women’s Coordinator: Sue Ronning EPISCOPAL Emmanuel Episcopal 602 12th Avenue E., PO Box 231 (320) 763-3201 Website: www.alexmnepiscopal.org Email: email@example.com Deacon: Rev. Tom Sinning EVANGELICAL Alexandria Covenant - 4005 Dakota St. (320) 763-5659 www.alexandriacovenant.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Senior pastor: John LeVahn Executive pastor: Trinity Opp Pastor of student ministry: Brian Farka CATALYST COVENANT Common Ground Coffee House, 516 Hawthorne St. (320) 759-1800 Email: email@example.com Lead pastor: Jim Black • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Lake Community - 490 Voyager Drive (320) 762-5424 Website: www.lakecommunity.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interim pastor: Marv Norlien Associate pastor: Paul Peterson Pastoral care & outreach: Melody Warren FULL GOSPEL / SPIRIT FILLED Church for the Harvest 1910 Aga Drive, Suite 280 (320) 759-1400 Website: harvestalexandria.com Email: email@example.com Senior Pastor: Michael Bartolomeo
House of Prayer 3020 Rosewood Lane SE (P.O. Box 903) (320) 762-0828 Website: www.hopci.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Lynndene Way LUTHERAN Berea Lutheran Brethren 1405 6th Avenue E. (320) 762-1092 Website: www.WelcomeToBerea.org Pastor: Steve Walswick • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bethesda Lutheran 1204 North Nokomis NE (320) 763-5164 www.bethesdaalexandria.org Email: email@example.com Pastor: Jerry Lanes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Calvary Lutheran (ELCA) 605 Douglas Street (320) 763-5178 Website: www.calvaryalex.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Hans Dahl Preschool: (320) 763-4099 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • First Lutheran (ELCA) - 822 Douglas St. (320) 762-2196 www.firstlutheranalexandria.com Email: email@example.com Pastors: Greg Billberg, Kari van Wakeren, Ben Jacobson • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Good Shepherd Lutheran (LCMS) 2702 Hwy. 29 N. (320) 762-5152 www.goodshepherd-lcms.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Tim Schiller
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shalom church ALEXANDRIA
Living Word Lutheran (LCMC) 1722 16th Avenue E. (320) 762-1997 Website: www.livingwordalexmn.org E-mail: email@example.com Pastor: A.J. Kluver • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Shalom Lutheran (ELCA) 681 Voyager Drive • (320) 762-8641 Website: www.shalomlutheran.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Justin Fenger St. Paul’s Evangelical Luthera (WELS) - 718 Victoria Dr. (320) 762-1644 Website: www.stpaulalex.com Pastor: Michael Neuman • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Zion Lutheran (LCMS) 300 Lake Street (320) 763-4842 Website: www.zionalex.org Email: email@example.com Pastor: Geoffrey Gronewold METHODIST United Methodist 2210 6th Avenue East (320) 763-4624 Website: www.alexumc.org Pastor: Craig Haberman MORMON Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1427 Lake Street www.lds.org or www.mormon.org NON DENOMINATIONAL Spirit Life Church 912 Highway 29 N. (across from McDonald’s N.) Office: (320) 219-6005 Website: www.spirit-life.org Email: SpiritLifeChurch4Him@gmail.com Pastor: Jeff Ferguson
Churches SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Lakes Area Seventh-day Adventist - 201 13th Avenue West 763-5766 www.alexandriasdachurch.org Pastor: Bill Nixon
St. Petri Lutheran - (LCMC) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.stpetrilutheran.org Council president: (320) 766-2741
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST First Congregational UCC 221 7th Avenue W. (320) 763-3341 firstcongregationaluccalex.com Email: email@example.com Pastor: Scott Keehn
Trinity Lutheran - (320) 852-7530 16 N. Douglas Ave. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Roger Lange
St. Nicholas Catholic 9473 Co. Rd. 3, Carlos (320) 852-7041 www.stnicholasbelleriver.org Pastor: David Petron Parish secretary: Elizabeth Klimek Email: email@example.com
Chippewa Lutheran 6655 County Road 7 Northwest (320) 834-4875 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Todd Klemme • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Grace Lutheran - (320) 834-4873 Website: www.gracebrandon.org Email: email@example.com Pastor: Dennis L. Preston • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • West Moe Lutheran - (320) 524-2210 Website: www.moelutheranparish.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Minister: Sarah Evenson (320) 808-8772 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • St. Ann’s Catholic - (320) 834-5095 www.stanns.stclouddiocese.org Email: email@example.com Pastor: Father Peter VanderWeyst
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Christina Lake Lutheran (218) 948-2218 22155 Co. Rd. 24 NW, Evansville • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Calvary Covenant - (218) 948-2230 404 Meeker St., Evansville Website: www.calvarycovenant.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Kendall Churchill • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Faith Lutheran - (218) 948-2574, (320) 834-4589 www.faithlutheranevansvillemn.org Email: email@example.com Pastor: Dennis Preston Faith Formation Ministry Associate: Amanda Schneeberger
Oscar Lake Lutheran - (320) 886-5678 14619 Church Rd. SW www.facebook.com/TrinityOscarlake Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Carol Olson
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church at easter GARFIELD
East Moe Lutheran - (320) 524-2210 16249 Co. Rd. 8 NW Website: www.moelutheranparish.org Minister: Sarah Evenson (320) 808-8772 Email: email@example.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran (320) 834-2248 • 101 Park St. Pastor: Jeffrey Ross Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • St. Luke’s - (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ) (320) 834-2285 201 Ida St. E. www.stlukeschurchgarfield.org Email: email@example.com Pastors: David Gran, Sue Davidson
Trinity Lutheran - (320) 886-5678 Website: www.facebook.com/ TrinityOscarlake Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Carol Olson
Covenant - (320) 965-2331 11 Kensington Ave. S. Email: email@example.com Pastor: David Wallin • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ 19 Central Ave. N. (320) 491-3245 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: David Walli • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • First Lutheran - (320) 965-2549 25 State St. E. Email: email@example.com Pastor: Janna Bader
St. Paul’s Lutheran 3491 Co. Rd. 7 SW (320) 304-1371 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Michael Peterson
Ebenezer Lutheran - (320) 760-5328 13070 Co. Rd. 6 NW www.lutheransonline.com/ebenezerstjameslcms Email: email@example.com Pastor: Dennis Angland
Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic 16921 Co. Rd. 7 NW • (320) 876-2240 www.sdmillerville.stclouddiocese.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Father Peter VanderWeyst
Trinity Lutheran (218) 583-2825 Email: email@example.com Pastor: Ed Borchardt
Faith Lutheran (ELCA) 5500 County Rd. 14 NE (PO Box 123) (218) 943-2891 Pastor’s cell: (712) 449-0027 Website: faithlutheranmiltona.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: John M. Riggle • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mount Calvary Lutheran (218) 943-5251 P.O. Box 52 Email: email@example.com Interim Pastor: Terry Finnern • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • St. Paul’s Lutheran - (218) 943-5251 Interim Pastor: Terry Finnern Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our Saviour’s Lutheran (320) 762-0140 100 S. Nelson St. Pastor: Jeremy Pedersen • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Fahlun Lutheran - (320) 763-9500 3550 Co. Rd. 74 NE Pastor: Jeremy Pedersen
Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception - (320) 859-2390 306 West Oak St. www.immaculateconceptionosakis.org Email: email@example.com Pastor: Father David Petron • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Elim Lutheran - (320) 859-4244 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Lindell Quam • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Osakis Lutheran - (320) 859-2350 310 First Ave. E. www.osakislutheranelca.com Email: email@example.com Pastor: Richard Fitzer • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • First Presbyterian 101 W. Oak Street W. (320) 859-4550 Website: www.osakispresbyterian.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Randy Knuth • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Redeemer Lutheran - 418 3rd Ave. W. (320) 859-2769 Email: email@example.com Pastor: James Walburg Salem Lutheran - (320) 859-3137 16134 170th St. Pastor: Steve Hilde • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Sauk Valley Lutheran (320) 859-3727 13954 150th St. Pastor: Steve Hilde
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art in the park All addresses are Alexandria unless otherwise noted. All phone area codes are 320 unless otherwise noted. Aglow International Arlene Johnson www.aglow.org Alcoholics Anonymous and ALANON 1604 Jefferson Meeting line 1-866-423-2969 Greg (AA) 808-7566 Kathy (ALANON) 762-2012 Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) Ann Hermes, Executive Director 618 Broadway 762-8300 www.andriatheater.org Alexandria Area Baseball Association Scot Snitker, president www.AABAbaseball.org Alexandria Area Community Foundation Kathy Pfeffer 257-9743 1210 Broadway St. S, Suite 420, PMB 364, Alexandria www.communitygiving.org email@example.com
Organizations Alexandria Farmers Market Ronald Branch 763-6893 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mfma.org
Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department Jeff Karrow, Fire Chief 763-6488 email@example.com
Alexandria Festival of the Lakes 610 Fillmore St., Suite 6 www.alexfest.org 763-9400
Alexandria Workforce Center 303 22nd. Ave. W., Ste 107 762-7800 www.mnworkforcecenter.org/alexandria
Alexandria Figure Skating Club P.O. Box 471 852-3365 www.alexandriafigureskating.org
Alexienne Singers Pam Baker
Alexandria Garden Club 759-0847 Marggy Quern, president Sharon Svihel, vice president 762-7962 Alexandria Gun Club David Bartlow 846-3673 firstname.lastname@example.org Alexandria Jaycees www.alexjaycees.com 834-3030 Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 763-3161 Tara Bitzan, Exec. Dir. 206 Broadway St. www.alexandriamn.org email@example.com
Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission 763-4545 324 Broadway, Suite 101 www.livingalexarea.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandria Literacy Project Sylvia Galbraith 762-3312, ext. 4285 1601 Jefferson Street, Room 712 & 710 www.alexandria.k12.mn.us/domain/864
Alexandria Area Hockey Association Brian Klimek, president 491-1592 P.O. Box 592 www.alexhockey.org
Alexandria Opportunity Center Mike Burke, Exec. Dir. 762-2015 107 Donna Ave. www.alexandriaopportunitiescenter.com
Alexandria Area Ministerial Association Peter Reishus 762-2444 Alexandria Area Music Teacher’s Assn. Annette Helder 834-4426, 491-7673 Alexandria Area Newcomers Dayna Weltzin, president alexandriaareanewcomers.com email@example.com Alexandria Elks Lodge 1685 115 15th Ave. W. 763-5670 www.elks.org
Alexandria RC Flyers Jim Zabel www.alexrcflyers.com Alexandria Rotary Club Sue Jung, president P.O. Box 1032 www.alexrotary.com
Alexandria Senior Center Marcia Gae Schmitt, director 762-2087 414 Hawthorne St. firstname.lastname@example.org www.alexandriaseniorcenter.org
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American Association of University Women 846-7061 Joan Larson American Cancer Society Sherri Maanum 1-800-239-7028, ext. 307 www.cancer.org email@example.com Cancer information 1-800-227-2345 American Heart Association www.heart.org 1-877-242-4277 American Legion Auxiliary www.mnala.org 1-888-217-9598 American Legion Post #87 (612) 382-3077 Rick Thompson americanlegionalexandriapost87@yahoo. com American Red Cross, West Central MN Chapter Linda Blackmore, Executive Director and Community Coordinator 293-0720 701 Broadway, Ste 101 763-3800 www.redcrossmn.org; Service to Armed Forces: 1-877-272-7337 Andersons on Broadway, New Horizons/Aftercare Jeri Dawson 491-5409 801 Broadway firstname.lastname@example.org The Arc MN - West Central Region Donna Atherton, Regional Director (218) 233-5949; 1-800-411-0124 www.arcwestcentral.org email@example.com Art in the Park (A function of AAAA) 618 Broadway 762-8300 www.andriatheater.org
Boy Scouts - Northern Lights Council Andrew Moore 766-9784 District Office (Alexandria) Service Center 1-877-293-5011 www.nlcbsa.org/lakes Brush and Palette Club Jana Tonsfeldt www.brushnpaletteclub.com Caregivers Support Group Mary Krueger
Catholic Charities www.ccstcloud.org 1-800-830-8254 Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra Greg Donhue, Board Chair 760-5515 Brad Lambrecht, Music Dir. 815-5168 1210 Broadway, Suite 240, PBN 105 www.centrallakessymphony.org Central Lakes Concert Association Randy Morken, President/Exec. Dir. 491-6308 P.O. Box 694 www.centrallakesconcerts.com Central Lakes Music Club Karen Erickson
Central Minnesota Elder Network P.O. Box 232 763-9084 www.alexandriaeldernetwork.com firstname.lastname@example.org Century Center Merchants Association Dan Loken 762-3983 2306 S. Broadway St., Ste. 8 Community Action Program (CAP) West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc. www.wcmca.org 1-800-492-4805 Community Education Alexandria Public Schools Lynn Jenc, Dir. 762-3310 Holly Mackedanz 762-3310, ext. 4272 1410 S. McKay Ave., Suite 201 www.alexandria.k12.mn.us/ce Constellation Lodge #81 Masons AF & AM 763-3177 205 Sixth Ave. E mastermason.org/constellationlodge81 Dollars for Scholars, Alexandria Randy Anderson, Chair 762-4746 email@example.com Douglas Area Trails Association (DATA) Jeff Linn, Trail Admin. 834-2033 www.douglasareatrails.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas County 4-H Jodi Hintzen, 4-H Program Coordinator Jackie Kokett, 4-H Program Coordinator 720 Fillmore, Suite B090 762-3890 www.extension.umn.edu/county/douglas email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Douglas County Committee on Aging Mary Krueger 762-3047 806 Fillmore, Ste. 1195 Douglas County Democrats John Koll 309-4067 Douglas County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) Noelle Bogatzki 762-1771 4125 Minnesota St. Douglas County Extension 720 Fillmore, Ste. B090 www.extension.umn.edu
Douglas County Fair www.dcmnfair.com 1-866-656-3247 Douglas County Farm Bureau Federation 763-4442 Vern Hedlin, President 460 Northside Dr. NE, Ste. 4
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memorial day services Douglas County Historical Society 1219 Nokomis St. 762-0382 www.dchsmn.org email@example.com Douglas County Hospital Education Dept. 111 17th Ave. East 762-6094 www.dchospital.com firstname.lastname@example.org Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary 762-6024 Vickie Olmschenk Douglas County Lakes Association Jan Beliveau, President www.dclamn.org Douglas County Library 720 Fillmore 762-3014 www.douglascountylibrary.org Douglas County Library Friends & Foundation 720 Fillmore 762-3014 www.dclfriends.org Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf Vicki Bump, Exec. Dir. 760-4096 1205 Lake St. 762-8976 P.O. Box 1324 www.outreachfoodshelf.org Douglas County Public Works David Robley 762-2999 526 Willow Dr. P.O. Box 398 www.co.douglas.mn.us Douglas County Republicans Jim Nelson, Chair 224-8208 Douglas County Senior Office Mary Krueger 762-3047 806 Fillmore, Ste. 1195 Douglas County Social Services 809 Elm St., Ste 1186 762-2302 www.co.douglas.mn.us Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Groups Mary Krueger 762-3047
Organizations Douglas County Veterans Service Office 806 Fillmore 762-3883 www.co.douglas.mn.us/veterans.htm Rhondaf@co.douglas.mn.us Downtown Merchants Association www.downtownalexandria.com email@example.com Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Douglas County Sheriff Office 762-8151 216 7th Ave. W www.co.douglas.mn.us Ducks Unlimited Inc. Kyle Momsen www.ducks.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagles Club Monte Hinzmann, Manager 526 N. Nokomis
Ecumen Bethany Community 1020 Lark St. 762-1567 Education Minnesota - Alexandria Russ Hinrichs, President 762-2142, P.O. Box 9 ext. 4634 www.educationminnesota.org Epilepsy Foundation Lori Braegelmann, Coor. 203-9722 2229 Roosevelt Rd. 1-800-779-0777 St. Cloud, MN 56301 www.efmn.org Evansville Arts Center P.O. Box 68
Explore Alexandria Tourism James Feist, Exec. Director 324 Broadway, Ste. 101; P.O. Box 1207 1-800-245-2539; 763-0102 www.ExploreAlex.com Girl Scouts Lakes & Pines 1-800-955-6032 320-252-2952 www.girlscoutslp.org
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Greater Alexandria Area Association of Realtors Sandy Thorson 762-2022 Brandon Johnson 766-9426 Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County Lori Anderson, Exec. Director 762-4255 1211 N. Nokomis NE www.hfhdouglascounty.org email@example.com Habitat for Humanity ReStore 759-1989 Bob Votz, Manager 1211 N. Nokomis NE www.hfhdouglascounty.org/content/ about-restore Head Start West Central MN Communities Action Valerie Arnquist, Dir. (218) 685-4486 www.wcmca.org/programs firstname.lastname@example.org Hospice of Douglas County 763-6018 www.hospicedouglascounty.org Inclusion Network Shari Maloney www.inclusionnetwork.org
Kiwanis Club - Golden K Dan Olson
Kiwanis Club - Noon Joyce Beck
Kiwanis Vikingland Aktion Club Tam Bukowski 762-4415 www.aktionclub.org Klothes Kloset - Charitable Thrift Store 660 Northside Dr. NE 763-9888 Knights of Columbus 722 6th Ave. East
Knute Nelson “Friends of Knute” Volunteers Judy Thielke, Life Enhancement Director 420 12th Ave. E 763-1162 www.knutenelson.org email@example.com
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senior fishing Lake Miltona Visitor Bureau www.visitlakemiltona.com Lake Region Arts Council 133 South Mill St. (218) 739-5780 Fergus Falls MN 56537 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lrac4.org Lakes Area Quilters Jean Back
Lakes Area Humane Society 759-2260 3811 Nevada St. SW www.lakesareahumanesociety.org Lakes Area Professional Women (LAPW) Michelle Huemoeller, Pres. PO Box 214 www.lakesareaprofessionalwomen.com email@example.com Lakes Area Recreation Fritz Bukowski 762-2868 720 Fillmore, Suite B020 www.lakesarearecreation.com LEARN - Home School Support Group Katie Olmscheid 224-1041 learnathomemn.com firstname.lastname@example.org Legal Services of NW Minnesota 426 Broadway 762-0663 1-800-450-2552 Let’s Go Fishing With Seniors PO Box 1371 763-9930, 766-3509 www.lgfalexandria.com Life Connections 1114 Broadway, Ste. 5 762-1224 Lions Club (Evening) Steve Fagen Mitch Odland
Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group Mary Krueger 762-3047 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Headquarters (612) 825-6831 mccl.org
Minnesota Deer Hunters Mark Nohre 763-4002 491-6243 email@example.com Model Railroad Club Larry Mathwig firstname.lastname@example.org trainweb.org/amra email@example.com
Muskies Inc. - Vikingland Chapter #38 Katie Campion, Pres. 293-7910 www.facebook.com/vikinglandmuskies National Guard Armory 310 Broadway www.nationalguard.com
Parkinson’s Support Group Val Trumm 762-2196 firstname.lastname@example.org Pheasants Forever Dean Krebs
Planned Parenthood 700 Cedar St., Ste. 165 762-0766 www.plannedparenthood.org PLUS Kids (Parents Love Us Kids) West Central MN Communities Action Heather Molesworth, Dir. 762-4100 818 Elm Street www.wcmca.org/programs email@example.com Quilts Along The Trail www.centrallakestrail.com/trail-events. html Rainbow Rider Public Transit 1-800-450-7770 www.rainbowriderbus.com Red Hat Clubs Marcia Bolin
Red Willow Arts Coalition Chuck Wencl, Program Dir.
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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 Resorters Golf Tournament Jon Crouse 763-3605 www.alexandriagolfclub.com/Resorters. aspx firstname.lastname@example.org Runestone Amateur Radio Club 886-5346 George Schouweiler www.w0alx.org Runestone Area Education District #61-6014 Carla Ptacek, Director 763-5559 1204 34th Ave. W www.runestoneareaeducationdistrict. weebly.com Runestone Community Center 763-4466 City Hall - 704 Broadway St. email@example.com www.alexandriamn.city Runestone Go Kart Association Justin Nieland 491-9249 firstname.lastname@example.org www.runestonegokart.com Runestone Lions Fred Lamco Runestone Museum 206 Broadway www.runestonemuseum.org email@example.com
Runestone Regional Learning Center Carla Ptacek, Principal 762-0627 Amanda Johnson, Coordinator 700 Northside Drive NE www.runestoneareaeducationdistrict. weebly.com Salvation Army 622 E. Vernon Ave., Fergus Falls www.salvationarmy.org (218) 739-9692
Senior Companion Program Mary Krueger 762-3047 Sertoma Club Chris Pinatiello 760-3675 firstname.lastname@example.org Sheriff’s Posse Law Enforcement Center 216 7th Ave. W
Someplace Safe 700 Cedar St., Suite 237 762-1995 www.someplacesafe.info Special Olympics - Area 4 Leah Wolkow, Program Manager www.specialolympicsminnesota.org email@example.com Support Groups/Health Care www.alexclinic.com 763-5123 www.dchospital.com 762-1511 Theatre L’Homme Dieu 1875 County Rd. 120 NE P.O. Box 1086 www.tlhd.org
United Way of Douglas & 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 www.vikingspeedway.net Viking Sportsmen Gene Sullivan www.vikingsportsmen.org firstname.lastname@example.org
viking speedway Vikingland Community Support 763-6261 1106 Broadway St.
Vikingland Band Festival Greg DeGier 491-9268 Rhonda Blaser 760-6787 www.vikinglandbandfestival.com Vikingland Builders Association 509 E 22nd Ave, #103 763-3301 www.vikinglandbuilders.com email@example.com
Vikingland Corvette Club Rick Schoenrock 760-8301 www.vikinglandcorvetteclub.com firstname.lastname@example.org Village Family Service Center 4133 Iowa St. Ste., 105 762-8851 www.thevillagefamily.org Vintage Car Club Don Kingston Cell# 304-3247
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lake osakis AARON
Size: 614 acres Depth: 16 feet Features: Shallow with sandy beaches Public access: South end off Lakes Rd.
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: 177 acres Depth: 60 feet Public access: Northwest corner off Co. Rd. 94
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.
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.
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.
Size: 281 acres Depth: 35 feet Features: Quiet Public access: North end off Co. Rd. 27 Named for its contour.
Size: 307 acres Depth: 42 feet Public access: East side off Country Ln. Named for early settler of Holmes City.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Size: 3,978 acres Depth: 14 feet Features: Large, shallow Public access: Southwest end off Co. Rd. 82 Named for the Queen of Sweden.
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.
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.
Size: 248 acres Depth: 18 feet Public access: Northwest side off Co. Rd. 96
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.
Size: 76 acres Depth: 38 feet Public access: North side off Co. Rd. 6 and Indian Lake Rd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Size: 81 acres Depth: 30 feet Features: Quiet Public access: South end off Co. Rd. 27 Named for its contour.
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 near the lake.
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.
Size: 218 acres Depth: 18 feet Public access: East end off Long Lake Rd. Named for its contour.
Size: 214 acres Depth: 33 feet Public access: West side off Co. Rd. 22 Named for a child of Charles Cook, an early settler.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Size: 144 acres Depth: 38 feet Public access: North side off Co. Rd. 82.
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: 1,119 acres Depth: 25 feet Features: Island Public access: North side off State Hwy. 27 Named for the King of Sweden.
Size: 263 acres Depth: 40 feet Public access: South side off Hwy. 114 and Pocket Lake Rd. Named for its contour.
Size: 442 acres Depth: 65 feet Public access: East shore off Co. Rd. 93 Named for the daughter of an early Holmes City settler.
Size: 903 acres Depth: 22 feet Features: Shallow Public access: East side off Shorewood Dr.
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: 389 acres Depth: 14 feet Public access: West end off Co. Rd. 82 and Stowe Lake Rd.
Size: 218 acres Depth: 21 feet Public access: Southwest corner off Co. Rd. 88
Size: 107 acres Depth: 45 feet Public access: SE side off Co. Rd. 23
Size: 338 acres Depth: 59 feet Public access: Southeast side off Hwy. 29 and E. Lake Vermont Rd.
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.
Size: 160 acres Depth: 46 feet Public access: North shore off Co. Rd. 58
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.
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noonan park CITY PARKS
Most cities in the area maintain city parks, many of which offer playground equipment and picnic areas. Alexandria City Park is at the north end of Alexandria, one block west of County Rd. 42. It offers a playground, picnic area, tennis courts, swimming beach, bathhouse and fishing pier. Big Ole Central Park is on the north end of Broadway in Alexandria, next to Lake Agnes. It features a 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 is on Benjamin Drive off of Co. Rd. 22 in Alexandria. 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 is in Victoria Heights, two blocks south of Co. Rd. 27 off Knut Street in Alexandria. 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. Goose Park is three blocks west of Broadway on Fifth Ave. W. in Alexandria. Lake Agnes Park is on the south shore of Lake Agnes along County Rd. 37 in Alexandria. Lake Connie Park is on Seventh Ave. E. between Roosevelt and Spruce streets 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.
Legion Park is at Broadway and Eighth Ave. W. in Alexandria. Manor Hills Park is in Alexandria. Take Hwy. 29 N. to Manor Dr. and go two blocks to the right on Springdale. Martinâ€™s Hope Park is on Second Ave. across the street from Big Ole Central Park. Noonan Park is at Nokomis St. and 10th Ave. in Alexandria. 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. Osagi Park is on Lake St. in 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. Skylark Park is north of Kinkead Cemetery on Amanda Lane in Alexandria. Summer Meadows Park is on the north side of Alexandria near Scenic Heights Road and Summer Lane. Woodland Park is on the north side of Alexandria on Woodland Dr., just north of Hwy. 29.
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 (no lifeguard), playground, horseshoe pit and camping sites.
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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. Lake Brophy Park, located on the north side of Lake Brophy, is the newest addition to the countyâ€™s park system. Take Co. Rd. 82 west of Alexandria to the Brophy Landing road. The Park has received a legacy Grant form the State of Minnesota and will be under construction in 2018. There will be access to the walking trails via a small parking lot located on the North end of the park off centennial drive. 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. Spruce Hill Park is near Miltona. From Alexandria, take Hwy. 29 to Co. Rd. 5 and go east five miles. It has picnic tables, shelters, charcoal grills, electricity, restrooms, drinking water, softball field, and interpretive, hiking and cross country ski trails.
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, paddle boats, kayaks, snowshoes and fish houses, and checkouts are available for fishing and birding kits and GPS units.
Mark E. Lee EXCAVATING & ASPHALT PAVING
“SOLVING PROBLEMS” Since 1984
PUBLIC BEACHES with no lifeguards
City Park Beach - Alexandria Lake Henry in Alexandria City Park, one block west of County Road 42. Rotary Beach - Alexandria Between lakes L’Homme Dieu and Carlos off County Road 42. Chippewa County Park Beach - Brandon Between lakes Little Chippewa and Devil’s off County Road 108. Lake Carlos State Park - Carlos Lake Carlos, seven miles north of Alexandria off State Highway 29 and County Road 38. Lake Osakis Beach - Osakis Located on East Lake Street in Osakis.
LIFEGUARD-STAFFED PUBLIC BEACHES Lake L’Homme Dieu Beach - Alexandria Take State Highway 29 north of Alexandria to the beach. Lake Latoka Beach - Alexandria Take County Road 82 west from Alexandria, turn south on County Road 90, then west onto Latoka Beach Road.
EXCAVATING • ROAD BUILDING • ROCK (ALL SIZES) • BASEMENTS • FOOTINGS • FROST DIGGING • SCRAPER WORK • LANDSCAPING • BUILDING DEMOLITION • SEWER HOOK-UPS • WATER LINES • SNOW REMOVAL • CLASS 5 GRAVEL • FILL MATERIAL • SHREDDED BLACK DIRT • CONCRETE & BLACKTOP DISPOSAL • DIRECTIONAL BORING • COMMERCIAL UTILITIES • DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR • RIP RAP SHORELINES • DRAIN TILE SYSTEMS • DRAINAGE CORRECTIONS • GRADING
ASPHALT PAVING • NEW CONSTRUCTION • RE-WORK • RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAYS • COMMERCIALPARKING LOTS • STREET & HIGHWAY • TENNIS COURTS • ASPHALT REPAIR • ASPHALT MAINTENANCE • ASPHALT REMOVAL • RESURFACING • PATCHING • CRACK FILLING • STRIPING • SWEEPING
(320) 763-5410 • (320) 763-9343 Alexandria, MN
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Taste of the Lakes Area
best restaurant 2017
FOOD & HOSPITALITY
320-759-0885 | 4409 Hwy 29 S | Alexandria
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Sunday Buffet 11am-2pm our menu!
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2800 N Nokomis NE Phone: 320-846-1122
Breakfast & Noon Lunches 612 3rd Ave W • Alexandria, MN 320-763-3877 Hours: Mon - Sat 7am-1pm • Sun 8am-1pm
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Come Checkout Our New
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All You Can Eat Soup & Salad Bar 11am - 9pm Serving Breakfast Lunch • Dinner
Stop in & try our new craft beers on tap!
HAPPY HOUR Great appetizer Mon. - Sat. and drink specials 3 - 6pm
FOOD & HOSPITALITY 115 30th Ave E, Alexandria, MN
FULL MENU FROM A VARIETY OF Appetizers to Salads, Sandwiches, Prime Rib and Steaks
Thursday Nights Wings Friday Nights Fish & Shrimp Saturday Nights Ribs Fri & Sat Salad Bar Available Homemade Pizza & Great Burger Baskets! Catering!
Fast Track Lunch Special Mon-Fri 11am-1:30pm Sunday Buffet starting at 10am • Over 29 varieties of tap beer • Nightly drink specials
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Sunday Brunch 7am - 1pm
Alexandria, MN Call 320-763-9983
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Since 1925, Alexandria’s Recommended Family Dining
Open 7 Days a Week
Breakfast served All Day
Visit us at travelersinncafe.com
• Full Menu from Omlettes & Pancakes, to Walleye & Prime Rib • Known for Great Breakfasts: Egg Dishes, Omelettes, Pancakes, Waffles, Biscuits & Gravy • Breakfast Specials Mon - Sat. ‘til 10am • Homemade Soups & Daily Specials • Deli Sandwiches • Area’s Best Salad Bar • Caramel Rolls, Homemade Pies
511 Broadway - Historic Downtown 320-763-4000
Wine Craft Beer Live Music Full Menu Appetizers & Soups • Sandwiches & Wraps Pasta • Salads • Burgers • Poultry Fresh Fish & Seafood • Steaks & Ribs
Weekly Specialties! Tuesday: BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER BAR 5-9 pm Friday: Pasta Buffet 5-9pm
Create your own pasta dish & see it sautéed on the spot!
Sunday: Prime Rib Brunch 8am-2pm
Breakfast & lunch favorites including prime rib & glazed ham, omelette station, fresh rolls, fruit and biscuits & gravy!
320-762-1124 • www.arrowwoodresort.com 2100 Arrowwood Lane NE, Alexandria
Formerly Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale
115 6th Ave E Alexandria
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The map shows where each place is located!
302-762-2416 www.corralsaloonandeatery.com OPEN: Monday - Friday 11am • Saturday & Sunday 7am
Monday: Any Burger Basket on Menu $8.00 Tuesday: Hamburger Steak $8.99 Wednesday: Chicken & Sausage Buffet $9.99 Thursday: Fall off the bone Ribs $11.99, Jumbo Wings! 3 wings/$5.99, 6 wings/$7.99
Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
Prime Rib - Q/$19.99, K/$23.99, AYCE Fish Fry $11.99 Prime Rib - Q/$19.99, K/$23.99 Breakfast Buffet 9am-1pm $8.99 1/4 Chicken Dinner $8.99 1/4 Chicken & 1/2 Rack Ribs $16.99
Senior Lunch Specials: Monday-Friday 11:30am-1pm
FULL SALAD BAR FRI, SAT, & SUN!
2 for 1’s: Mon.-Fri. 4pm-7pm $2.75 Taps & Wells: Sat. & Sun. 1pm-5pm & 9pm-10pm
MEAT RAFFLE FRIDAY @ 6PM PULLTABS AVAILABLE DURING ALL SALOON HOURS
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OPEN BOWLING EVERY DAY! Great fun for the whole family!
Arcade open a nd ready for you to have f un! 115 30th Ave E, Alexandria, MN • 320-763-6565 • 1-800-657-3294 More than 29 tap beers FULL MENU FROM A VARIETY OF
Nightly drink specials
Appetizers to Salads, Sandwiches, Prime Rib and Steaks Fast Track Lunch Special: Mon-Fri 11am-1:30pm Sunday Buffet starting at 10am
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• Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily • • All you Can Eat Salad Bar • • Don’t miss our Sunday BRUNCH! • best steaks in town | walleye | pasta | sandwiches | famous pizza
In the heart of the beautiful Alexandria lakes area... Let Us Do the Cooking.
www.rudysalex.com Hwy 29 S and I-94 Alexandria
The Holiday Inn in Alexandria is a full service hotel with a casual resort like atmosphere. This comfortable setting makes us an ideal destination for relaxing getaways, business travel, or your next company meeting.
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• 148 guest rooms with 32” flat screen TVs, fridge & microwave IC
• Fitness center
• Huge recreation area with large indoor pool, wading pool, whirlpool & sauna
Steak Night! Th ur sd ay s: 6o z. si rl oi n ba ke d po ta to & ve ge ta bl e
Se rve d 11a m to 10p m
••• Daily Happy Hour 4-6 pm and 9-11pm
Karaoke Every Friday, DJ every Saturday
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ENJOY DISCOUNTED COCKTAILS + BEER+ APPETIZERS
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VISIT ONCE...YOU’RE HOOKED
Nice Craft Beer Selection Available
Proudly serving the Lakes Area for Over 30 Years
VIKING PLAZA MALL www.dmichaelbs.com • ALEXANDRIA To see our full menu visit 320-762-2697
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320-763-7712 • 104 Broadway - Next to Big Ole Statue Open Daily 10 A.M.-1 A.M. • Like us on Facebook!
www.depotalex.com Renovated Old Burlington Train Depot Overlooking Lake Agnes.
• Large Menu & Salad Bar • Best Pizza in the Area • Dine In or On the Deck • Full Lounge, TVs • Pool Tables & Games • DJ Thurs. – Sat. Nights • Large Groups Welcome • Full Catering Available Valid Friday- Sunday 8 am-10:30 am Only!
Buy one regular price Entreee plus 2 beverages and receive 2nd Entree for
Monday Night Pizza Special
Not valid with any other offers, specials or discounts Expires 12/31/18
320-763-7712 • Downtown Alexandria Next to Big Ole Statue
Not valid with any other offers, specials , discounts or coupons. Expires Dec. 31, 2018
320-763-7712 • Downtown Alexandria Next to Big Ole Statue
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