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Looking Towards the End of Ice Season - Mike Frisch's Video Update - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

Mike Frisch from Fishing the Midwest has one more video update for the ice season, and covers tactics and species to target as the end of ice season begins to near. #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch

Candlelight skiing + snowshoeing! Just one thing that makes winter in Alexandria a wonder to EXPLORE. Hit the trails, where you will be guided by the full moon and candle luminaries. Then come warm up by the wood stove or enjoy snacks and refreshments in the Lakeview warming shelter. This is a FREE event that will take place on FEB 29. However, a Minnesota state parks vehicle permit is required to enter the park.

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County Parks Trail report! #ExploreAlex

Trail Report February 13, 2020

Hey Folks, the trails are grooming up nicely. Looking like the temps will rise this weekend as well. Get outside and have some fun!
Remember that skiing at Rune Stone and Spruce Hill Parks require a state ski trail pass. The funds from the pass go to support continued grooming and maintenance of cross-country ski trails. You can purchase a pass at gas stations that sell licenses or online. Below is the link for more information or to purchase a pass online. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/skipass/index.html

Kensington Rune Stone Park –
Cross-country ski trails – Good Conditions exist. Regroomed 2/14/20
Sledding hill – Good conditions exist.
Fat tire – Fat tire trails are in excellent shape. If interested in joining the Monday night ride click on this link: https://www.bigolebikeclub.com/fat-tire-rides-monday-copy
Snowshoeing – Good conditions throughout the park.

Lake Brophy County Park
Ice skating Trail – The skating rink is cleared, and in great shape. With the weather forecast and sun angle this may be the last weekend we are able to keep the ice skateable. The Ice trail is done for the year.
Sledding hill – The sledding hill is ready for sledding. Excellent conditions exist.
Cross-country ski trails – You can skate ski on the packed trails. Good conditions exist
Hiking trails – Trails are packed and ready for use.
Snowshoeing – Good conditions throughout the park.

Spruce Hill
Cross-country ski trails- good conditions exist. Slots were reset this week.
Snowshoeing- Good conditions exist throughout the park.

Chippewa Park
Sledding hill – Good conditions exist.
Cross-country skiing loop – Good to marginal conditions exist. Slots were reset this week.

Curt Felt Memorial Park
Sledding Hill – Good conditions exist. This is a great spot to take young children. The sledding hill is directly North (down the hill) from the playground.

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Fishing Panfish with Small Profile Jigs - Mike Frisch's Video Update - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

This week's fishing update by Mike Frisch from Fishing the Midwest covers some tips for using a smaller profile jig for panfish.

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explorealex.com Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch

Nice catch! Visitors from Nebraska caught this huge 28" walleye in Alexandria! Only his second time ice fishing, so we think they will come again for more! After taking some photos they released it back into the water. #ExploreAlex

Photo by: Tyler Golberg

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🌞 It's Time to Plan Your Summer Vacation! 🌞

Hey you! Winter getting long? Beat the cabin fever by dreaming of summer lake cabin time! Our new email blast has all the info you need to start planning your summer vacation! To get these updates directly into your inbox click here: https://bit.ly/2I4a5rp

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mailchi.mp The best thing about planning early is you can secure the right dates, at the right property, at the right time for your vacation! The Alexandria Lakes Area has you covered with lots of options ranging from Lakeside Resorts, Unique Bed & Breakfasts, Vacation Homes and Hotels with all the amenities.

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Candlelight Event - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

Don't miss the candlelight event this Saturday at Lake Carlos State Park! #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com Come enjoy an evening in the park by candlelight and moonlight. Snowshoe, ski, or hike. If there is a lack of snow, this event will be a hike event instead of a ski and snowshoe event. Hit the trails, where you will be guided by the full moon and candle luminaries. Then come warm up …

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Embrace winter, nature and make some memories out on the trail with family and friends!

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Tips for Catching Perch - Mike Frisch's Video Update - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

Our new ice fishing update has some tips for catching yellow perch. Mike Frisch from Fishing the Midwest gives a few tactics to help you reel them in! #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch

Don’t miss the opportunity to ride the Douglas Area Trails Association snowmobile trails this winter! #ExploreAlex

It was a Winter Wonderland Wednesday Ride to the Farmhouse Cafe in Clarissa. Thank you to everyone who came out to have a great time. Stay tuned for more Wednesday ride dates.

Today is National Plan Your Vacation Day! Lake Time in Alexandria is Calling! #ExploreAlex

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Tips for Catching more Crappies - Mike Frisch's Video update - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

Mike Frisch from Fishing the Midwest has a new Alexandria ice fishing update, with tips on catching more crappies! #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch

Douglas County Historical Society MN

We'd like to share a very rare and special photo with you folks today... A color slide from the 1930s, showing a happy icefisher on one of our local lakes. This photo was taken some time in the 1930s by a photographer named Lewis, probably under the direction of the Chamber of Commerce. (The rest of the box of slides included aerial shots of local lakes, probably for resort advertising.) We recently realized how rare it is to have such a color photo - so please, enjoy!

From Taryn Nelson Flolid:
George Lewis owned the drugstore at the NE corner of Broadway and 6th. He combined his flying hobby with photography and created his own postcards for the Alex tourists who shopped at his drugstore.

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Let's RIDE! Alexandria Area Snowmobile Trails are OPEN! - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

Let's RIDE! The snowmobile trails in the Alexandria Lakes Area are open! #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com The Alexandria Lakes Area is full of snow! The majority of the 360-mile system of Douglas County’s snowmobile trails are OPEN! Get your sled going and get ready to ride! Douglas Area Trails Association is busy consistently grooming the trails for good riding. For the most up-to-date trail conditio...

Enter into the MN Slopes Sweepstakes for your chance to win great prizes, including an Alexandria Getaway!

The Alexandria Getaway includes a prizes from Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center at Alexandria - Andes Tower Hills - Pike and Pint Grill - Past & Present Home Gallery - Creative Touch Boutique - Trend & Couture by Ann Manning - Joe's Sporting Goods

Are you ready to hit the slopes? Enter the 2019-20 Minnesota Slopes Sweepstakes for your chance to win a winter slopes prize package including lift tickets, equipment rentals, snow tubing passes, lodging and more. https://bit.ly/2s7LIWj

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Fishing with a Sonar Unit - Mike Frisch's Video Update - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

Mike Frisch from Fishing the Midwest has a new ice fishing update where he covers some tips on using a sonar unit. #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch

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Candlelight Event - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

Join Lake Carlos State Park this Saturday for the first Candlelight event of the winter! #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com Come enjoy an evening in the park by candlelight and moonlight. Snowshoe, ski, or hike. If there is a lack of snow, this event will be a hike event instead of a ski and snowshoe event. Hit the trails, where you will be guided by the full moon and candle luminaries. Then come warm up …

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Fish are Biting, but Ice still not Ideal - Mike Frisch's Video Update - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

The fish are biting on area lakes, but ice conditions can be dangerous in some areas. Use extreme caution! Mike Frisch from Fishing the Midwest has a new update. #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch

Happy New Year from Alexandria!

Happy New Year! The museum is closed today to ring in the new year.

Douglas Area Trails Association

The Central Lakes Trail is groomed and open for snowmobiling!! See you on the trails! #ExploreAlex

The Central Lakes Trail is groomed and open for riding.

We flagged off the last 2 open water areas on the Ida Valley Trail and routed around them temporarily. The ida valley, Moon Ridge, Chippewa trail loop is also open for riding. Continue to widen the cattail areas to compress the snow for us. Be safe happy new year.

New Year's Eve Comedy Show at Broadway Ballroom Event Center!

🍾New Years Eve Comedy Show🍾
Featuring @kcoopercomedy @idiotryankahl @elisecolecomedy @mikebrodycomic
Dinner option from 6:30pm-7:30pm with laughs starting at 8pm 🥂
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Tickets available at the Garden Center Lanes bowling counter, over the phone or at the door!
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All is calm, all is bright! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Alexandria, MN! #ExploreAlex #DowntownAlexMN

Photo by: James Feist

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. ✨ A timeless lakes area tradition— All of @downtownalx spreads holiday cheer and the spirit of Christmas to visitors with their special street decor. #MerryChristmas #tradition #downtownalexmn #explorealex #holidaycheer #onlyinmn
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It’s the perfect weekend to hit the slopes at Andes Tower Hills!
Hello highs of 38 degrees. 🙌🏼☀️
What’s your pick— skiing, snowboarding, cross country or tubing?? ⛷🏂🎿🛷
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The Douglas County Parks are ready for winter fun! #ExploreAlex

Trail Report December 19, 2019

Hey Folks, all trails are open and have good snow conditions. The skating trail and ice rink are in excellent shape. With the warmer temps and Christmas break on the horizon we expect things to be busy! Remember that skiing at Rune Stone and Spruce Hill Parks require a state ski trail pass. The funds from the pass go to support continued grooming and maintenance of cross-country ski trails. You can purchase a pass at gas stations that sell licenses or online. Below is the link for more information or to purchase a pass online. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/skipass/index.html
We currently have good conditions in all the parks so get out and enjoy some time outside!

Kensington Rune Stone Park –
Cross-country ski trails – Excellent Conditions exist.
Sledding hill – Groomed and ready. Excellent condition.
Fat tire – Fat tire trails are groomed and ready. If interested in joining the Monday night ride click on this link: https://www.bigolebikeclub.com/fat-tire-rides-monday-copy
Snowshoeing – Good conditions throughout the park.

Lake Brophy County Park
Ice skating Trail – Ice trail is in great shape.
Sledding hill – The sledding hill is ready for sledding. Excellent conditions exist.
Cross-country ski trails – You can skate ski on the packed trails. Marginal skiing.
Hiking trails – Trails are packed and ready for use.
Snowshoeing – Good conditions throughout the park.

Spruce Hill
Cross-country ski trails- Trails are groomed. One track of traditional slots, the other side of the trail is for skate skiing walking, or fat tire bike riding.
Snowshoeing- Good conditions exist throughout the park. Let us know if you get any pictures of the trout in the creek this winter.

Chippewa Park
Sledding hill – Is groomed and ready to go. Excellent condition.
Cross-country skiing loop – Trail’s packed and groomed. Slots are in place. Conditions are good.

Curt Felt Memorial Park
Sledding Hill – We groomed this sledding hill.It is in great shape and a great spot to take young children. The sledding hill is directly North (down the hill) from the playground.

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Ice Safety on Early Lake Ice - Mike Frisch's Video Update - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

As our lake ice continues to form, Mike Frisch from Fishing the Midwest has some safety tips for staying safe on early ice. Always use extreme caution! #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch

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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

Don't miss your last chance to see the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Andria Theatre this weekend! #ExploreAlex

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explorealex.com Enter Narnia, the land behind the wardrobe door. A place where animals talk, statues were once friends, and a witch has covered the landscape with snow and bewitches you with Turkish Delight. C.S. Lewis’ tale of Narnia is loved by children and adults the world over and now comes to vibrant life on...

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Live Radio Theatre - Christmas Smiles - Explore Alexandria Minnesota

Lakes Area Theatre has some holiday laughs this Friday with two special radio shows!

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explorealex.com December is all about love. You will laugh and smile. It may be cold outside but you will feel the warmth of the season. It happened tomorrow A young newspaper reporters needs to prove himself to his girlfriends guardian, but he needs help doing so. Help does come, but from whom exactly – be part ...

The parks are ready for sledding, skiing, fat tire biking and snowshoeing! #ExploreAlex

Trail Report December 5, 2019

Hey Folks, we have snow! And with snow comes the trail reports. Remember that skiing at Rune Stone and Spruce Hill Parks require a state ski trail pass. The funds from the pass go to support continued grooming and maintenance of Cross-country ski trails. Here is the link for more information or to purchase a pass online. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/skipass/index.html
We currently have good conditions in all the parks so get out and enjoy some time outside!

Kensington Rune Stone Park –
Cross-country ski trails – Good Conditions exist. Picture attached is from the park on 12/3/19
Sledding hill – Groomed and ready.
Fat tire – Fat tire trails are groomed and have had the first Monday Night Fat Tire Ride. If interested in joining the ride click on this link: https://www.bigolebikeclub.com/fat-tire-rides-monday-copy
Snowshoeing – Good conditions throughout the park.

Lake Brophy County Park
Ice skating Trail – Just started making ice this week. Not an option for this weekend but next week it should be skateable.
Sledding hill – The sledding hill is ready for sledding. It has received a lot of action already.
Cross-country ski trails – You can skate ski on the packed trails. Marginal skiing.
Hiking trails – Trails are packed and ready for use again.
Snowshoeing – Good conditions throughout the park.

Spruce Hill
Cross-country ski trails- Trails are groomed. Good conditions exist throughout the park.
Snowshoeing- Good conditions exist throughout the park. Let us know if you get any pictures of the trout in the creek this winter.

Chippewa Park
Sledding hill – Is groomed and ready to go. Excellent Condition
Cross-country skiing loop – Trail’s packed and groomed. No slots yet. We will place them after the next snow.

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