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Index
T
he Douglas County Community
Guide, published by the Echo Press,
is a comprehensive guide to living in
Douglas County.
This publication includes all the newest 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
Douglas County Community Guide will provide useful
community information that you can keep at your finger-
tips throughout the year.
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
History of Douglas County . . . . . . . . . . .6
Events & Attractions
Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . .8–11
Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12–13
Douglas County Library . . . . . . . . . .14
Central Lakes Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Downtown Alexandria . . . . . . .16–17
Gifts & Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Golf Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18–19
Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20–22
Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Government
State & Federal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Douglas County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26–28
Township . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30–31
Douglas County Map . . . . . . . . . . .32–33
Alexandria City Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Osakis Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60–61
Resources
Churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36–40
Douglas County Towns . . . . . . .42–43
Homeowner Helpers . . . . . . . .44–45
Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
News Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48–51
Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52–59
Senior Housing Options . . . . . . . . .35
Phone Numbers & Websites . . . . . . . .62
Jody Hanson
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Welcome
‘Easy To Get To…Hard To Leave’
...to
Paradise!


Thank you for choosing Alexandria
as your ultimate destination
Downtown Alexandria as seen
through the eyes of Big Ole
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he Alexandria Lakes Area
invites you to experience
our warm hospitality and
friendly people. Come see for
yourself our 300-plus beautiful
lakes, varied activities and com-
munity celebrations.
We open our businesses, our community
and our hearts to visitors or new residents.
Whether you plan to stay a day, a week, a
month or a lifetime, we are sure you will
find Alexandria to be the ultimate destina-
tion to live, work, play and prosper.
The Alexandria Lakes Area is rich with his-
toric “must see” sites, cultural activities,
specialty and antique shops, lake fun, the
Central Lakes Recreation Trail and golfing.
We have many fine restaurants to choose
from, and a winery to enjoy; there is truly
something for everyone here
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of
Commerce is the front door to our commu-
nity and the Alexandria Lakes Area. We are
located at 206 Broadway and
our office hours are 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Saturdays, and we are
open seasonally on Sundays.
Our dedicated team of hospital-
ity specialists is eager to serve
you and answer your questions
about the community, provide
you with information to make you
feel at home, or help you find that
special shop or item you seek.
Stop by and visit with us.
Thank you for choosing Alexandria as
your ultimate destination.
Shari Laven
Chamber
President
Coni McKay
Chamber
Director
Noonan Park
Douglas Griffin, MD
Family Medicine
Maria Patacsil, MD
Endocrinology
Jerry McCrery, MD
Internal Medicine
Together. United.
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and advanced research. To expand medical services and specialties.
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D
ouglas County and the
surrounding area has a
lot to offer with its
plentiful lakes and abounding
recreational opportunities.
The first settlements were established
here in 1858, the same year Minnesota
became a state. The area was a wilder-
ness of woods, prairies and lakes, and
was home to Sioux and Chippewa Indian
tribes. Archeologists date the earliest
bones and artifacts found in area Indian
burial sites as being pre-Christ.
The Red River Trail, used by early pio-
neers and wagon trains, passed through
the area northwest 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 gov-
ernment 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 Sioux Indians were forming war par-
ties. Many settlers headed east to safety,
while others combined forces to defend
their property. The uprising proved too
powerful, however, and the settlements
were eventually abandoned.
Months later, after the uprising settled
down, settlers began trickling back into
the county and soldiers arrived to build a
stockade for protection in Alexandria.
Treaties were later signed with the
Sioux, and by 1866 things had calmed
enough for the soldiers to leave. That
same year, Douglas County’s boundaries
were officially set. The county was
named for Senator Steven A. Douglas, a
statesman and leader in the Democratic
party who helped with its establishment.
A government land office was
set up in Alexandria, and with the signing
of the Homestead Act by President
Lincoln, a surge of European immigrants
came. Civil War veterans joined the
throng, and within seven years almost all
the tillable land was claimed. In 1878,
the railroad was connected from
Melrose to Alexandria, and by the next
year to Brandon and Evansville. Several
cities in the county were started along
the steam locomotive lifeline, including
Nelson, Garfield and Brandon. Eventually
the Soo Line railroad 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 soon made
the area a popular vacation spot.
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Beaches
Non-lifeguard-staffed
public beaches:
City Park Beach - Alexandria.
Lake Henry in Alexandria City
Park, one block west of County
Road 42 (North Nokomis).
Rotary Beach - Alexandria.
Located off County Road 42
between lakes L’Homme Dieu
and Carlos.
Chippewa County Park Beach -
Brandon.
Located off County Road 108
north of Brandon.
Lake Carlos State Park - Carlos.
Located about seven miles north
of Alexandria off of State
Highway 29 and County Road 38.
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.
Lake Osakis Beach - Osakis.
Located on East Lake Street in
Osakis.
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Calendar
of
Events
April 2012
Tues., April 17
6:30 p.m. Diversity Resource Action Alliance
presents Hijab Tube by Mixed Blood Theatre at
Alexandria Technical and Community College;
(320) 762-4466, www.diversitytoday.org.
Thur., April 19
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tractors on the Mall at Viking
Plaza; www.vikingplaza.com.
4 to 8 p.m. Community Eco Fair hosted by School
District 206 at Discovery Middle School; (320) 762-
2141 ext. 4202.
Fri., April 20
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tractors on the Mall at Viking
Plaza; www.vikingplaza.com.
6 p.m. 1st Annual Central MN Icebreaker car race
at Viking Speedway; www.vikingspeedway.net.
6:30 to 9 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at
Carlos Creek Winery; (320) 846-5443,
www.carloscreekwinery.com/events.
7:30 p.m.: Harvey at Alexandria Area Arts
Association Theatre; (320) 762-8300,
www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
Sat., April 21
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids Against Hunger 5K Fun
Run/Walk and Meal Packaging Event at Alexandria
Area YMCA; (320) 759-3003.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tractors on the Mall at Viking
Plaza; www.vikingplaza.com.
3 p.m. 1st Annual Central MN Icebreaker car race
at Viking Speedway; www.vikingspeedway.net.
4 to 7 p.m. Kensington Fire and Rescue open
house and pork chop dinner and raffle fundraiser
at Kensington Community Center.
7:30 p.m.: Harvey at Alexandria Area Arts
Association Theatre; (320) 762-8300,
www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
Sun., April 22
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tractors on the Mall at Viking
Plaza; www.vikingplaza.com.
2 p.m.: Harvey at Alexandria Area Arts
Association Theatre; (320) 762-8300,
www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
2 p.m. Gordon Men’s Chorus 25th Anniversary
Concert at Osakis School auditorium.
5 to 8 p.m. Dining Around Douglas at Holiday Inn
Ballroom, to benefit YMCA Strong Kids Program
and Child Care Center; (320) 834-9622,
www.alexandriaymca.com.
Mon., April 23
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Jefferson High School Girls
Softball Team spaghetti fundraiser at Elk’s Lodge.
Thurs., April 26
5 p.m. Lakes Area Professional Women’s Flip
Flop for Fashion style show/scholarship fundrais-
er at Holiday Inn; (320) 491-2630,
www.lakesareaprofessionalwomen.org.
Fri., April 27
7:30 p.m.: Harvey at Alexandria Area Arts
Association Theatre; (320) 762-8300,
www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Winter Dance Club swing
dance at Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood with U of
M Morris Jazz Ensemble; (320) 763-6432,
www.lakesideballroom.org/lakesidedanceclub.
Sat., April 28
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Laugh Your Way to a Better
Marriage video seminar, presented by Chaplains
Caring for Companies at House of Prayer Church;
laughyourway.com.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Youth Day at Viking Plaza;
www.vikingplaza.com.
7:30 p.m.: Harvey at Alexandria Area Arts
Association Theatre; (320) 762-8300,
www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
Sun., April 29
2 p.m.: Harvey at Alexandria Area Arts
Association Theatre, (320) 762-8300,
www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
2 p.m.: Greater MN Children’s Choir concert at
Osakis School auditorium;
www.greaterminnesotachildrenschoir.org.
May 2012
Tues. May 1
Jose Cole Circus, Runestone Community Center.
Fri., May 4
6 p.m. Lakes Area Charter School prom grand
march at Broadway Ballroom.
6:30 p.m. Ole and Lena’s Wedding dinner theater,
First Congregational Church; (320) 763-3341.
Events held in
Alexandria
unless other-
wise noted.
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• Rock & Wood Mulch
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Sat., May 5
8 a.m. Chain of Lakes Triathlon at Discovery Middle
School. www.pickleevents.com/events/colt/.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Arts and Crafts Show,
Runestone Community Center.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alexandria Model Railroad
Assn. annual Train Show and Sale at Runestone
Community Center; www.trainweb.org/amra.
6 p.m. to midnight Knights of Columbus Spring
Fling fundraiser at Broadway Ballroom.
6:30 p.m. Ole and Lena’s Wedding dinner theater,
First Congregational Church; (320) 763-3341.
Sun., May 6
10 a.m. Walk MS at City Park; (612) 335-7933.
3 to 7 p.m. Winter Dance Club at Lakeside
Ballroom in Glenwood, with Julie Lee’s White Rose
Band; (320) 763-6432,
www.lakesideballroom.org/lakesidedanceclub.
4 p.m. Ole and Lena’s Wedding dinner theater,
First Congregational Church; (320) 763-3341.
Fri., May 11
7:30 p.m. Central Lakes Concert Assn. presents
Metales M5 brass group concert at Jefferson High
School; (320) 762-1350,
www.concertassociation.net/alexandriamn.
Sat., May 12
MN Fishing Opener.
Runestone Community Center Garage Sale.
Sun., May 13
2 to 6 p.m. Mother’s day Aurora Wine Release with
live music by Patchouli at Carlos Creek Winery;
(320) 846-5443, www.carloscreekwinery.com.
Mon., May 14
6:30 p.m. Great Decisions discussion series at
Douglas County Library; www.greatdecisions.org.
Sat., May 19
8 a.m. Holy Moly Ole Five Race Series -Big Ole Run,
10K, 5K, 1K at Big Ole statue; www.zapevent.com -
search for Holy Moly Ole Five.
2 p.m. Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra presents
“Music at the Winery” at Carlos Creek Winery.
Tickets at the door; www.centrallakessymphony.org.
Wed., May 23
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
Thurs., May 24
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
Fri., May 25
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
6:30 a.m. Unity Foundation Mayor’s Prayer
Breakfast at Broadway Ballroom.
Sat., May 26
Bass fishing opener.
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
10 a.m. Habitat for Humanity 125-mile Motorcycle
Ride starting at Apol’s Harley Davidson; (320) 762-
4255. www.hfhdouglascounty.org.
5 p.m. Awake the Lakes celebration at Big Ole
Park; (320) 763-3161, www.alexandriamn.org.
Sun., May 27
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
8 to 10 a.m. Awake the Grapes 10K, 5K, 1 mile at
Carlos Creek Winery, presented by Alexandria
Figure Skating Club and Alexandria Noontime
Kiwanis; www.awakethegrapes.com.
Mon., May 28
10 a.m. Osakis Memorial Day Parade and Service
from Park Osagi to Lakeside Cemetery.
Tues., May 29
6 to 10 p.m. Beetles Beer and Brat Fest, Knute
Nelson Ballpark; www.alexandriabeetles.com.
Thurs., May 31
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
June 2012
Sat., June 2
Let’s Go Fishing Walk-a-Thon at City Park;
www.lgfalexandria.com.
Mon., June 4
Noon to 6:30 p.m. Duffers Delight Golf
Tournament at the Alexandria Golf Club; (320) 763-
3161, www.alexandriamn.org.
Thurs., June 7
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
Sat., June 9
8 a.m. Holy Moly Ole Five Race Series –ORB-10
Years Running, 10K, 5K, 1K at Voyager School;
www.zapevent.com- search for Holy Moly Ole Five.
Mon., June 11
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. United Way Golf Classic at
Geneva Golf Course; (320) 834-7800;
www.uwdp.org.
Thurs., June 14
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts
Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at
Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-
7161.
Sat., June 16
7 a.m. Lions Annual
Walleye Fishing
Tournament, Lake Osakis.
9 a.m. Osakis 5K Run start-
ing at Just Like Grandma’s.
Sun., June 17
Lions Annual Walleye
Fishing Tournament, Lake
Osakis.
Fat Daddy’s
Bar & Grill
• Appetizers
• Sandwiches
• Burgers • Steaks
• Pasta • Pizza & more!
Garden Center Lanes
• 34 Lanes of Bowling
• Full Snack Bar
•Largest Arcade in the Area
• Pro Shop
Broadway Ballroom
• Banquet Facility with Seating up to 650
Enjoy
Your Stay!
• Family Vacations
• Family Reunions
• Getaways
• Bowling Tournament
• Business Trip
• Wedding Parties
And right
next door...
• Family Vacations
• Family Reunions
• Getaways
• Bowling Tournament
• Business Trip
• Wedding Parties
And right
next door...
Fat Daddy’s
Bar & Grill
• Appetizers
• Sandwiches
• Burgers • Steaks
• Pasta • Pizza & more!
Garden Center Lanes
• 34 Lanes of Bowling
• Full Snack Bar
•Largest Arcade in the Area
• Pro Shop
Broadway Ballroom
• Banquet Facility with Seating up to 650 Banquet Facility with Seating up to 650
www.alexandriasuitesmn.hamptoninn.com
2705 S. Broadway • Alexandria, MN
320.763.3360
115 30th Ave. E. • Alexandria, MN
320.763.6565
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of
Events
Thurs., June 21
11 a.m. Osakis Festival Salad Luncheon at
Pollard Community Center, (320) 859-3777,
www.visitosakis.com.
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
Fri., June 22
9 a.m. Osakis Festival Senior Citizen Day at
Pollard Community Center, (320) 859-3777,
www.visitosakis.com.
2 and 7:30 p.m. Alexandria Shrine Circus at
Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Sat., June 23
9 a.m. Osakis Festival Kids Day and Flea Market
at Park Osagi, (320) 859-3777,
www.visitosakis.com.
8:30 p.m. Osakis Festival Street Dance at Osakis
Liquor Store parking lot; (320) 859-3777,
www.visitosakis.com.
Sun., June 24
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Evening Lions Waffle Feed at
First Congregational Church; (320 763-3341.
Vintage Car Club Show and Swap Meet at
Douglas County Fairgrounds.
1 p.m. Osakis Festival Grand Parade, downtown
Osakis to Park Osagi, (320) 859-3777,
www.visitosakis.com.
1:30 p.m. Vikingland Band Festival along
Broadway; www.marching.com/events/vbf.
Tues., June 26
7:30 p.m. God of Carnage at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Wed., June 27
7:30 p.m. God of Carnage at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Thurs., June 28
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
7:30 p.m. God of Carnage at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Fri., June 29
7:30 p.m. God of Carnage at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Sat., June 30
7 p.m. Military All Stars vs. Alexandria All Stars
baseball game, Knute Nelson Ballpark;
www.alexandriabeetles.com.
7:30 p.m. God of Carnage at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
July 2012
Sun., July 1
2 p.m. God of Carnage at Theatre L’Homme Dieu;
(320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Wed., July 4
Sunset – Star Storm Fireworks Show at
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center;
www.arrowwoodresort.com.
Sunset – Fireworks Display, Osakis Country Club.
Evansville Fourth of July celebration events
including parade; www.evansvillemn.com.
Thurs., July 5
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
Fri., July 6
Evansville Fourth of July celebration events,
www.evansvillemn.com.
Sat., July 7
6 p.m. 8th annual MN Modified Nationals car
race at Viking Speedway;
www.vikingspeedway.net.
Evansville Fourth of July celebration events
including all-town garage sale, bake sale and
street dance, www.evansvillemn.com.
Sun., July 8
3 p.m. 8th annual MN Modified Nationals car
race at Viking Speedway;
www.vikingspeedway.net.
Evansville Fourth of July celebration events
including community church service,
www.evansvillemn.com.
Tues., July 10
7:30 p.m. LEGACY – A Tribute to the King of Pop
at Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Wed., July 11
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
7:30 p.m. LEGACY – A Tribute to the King of Pop
at Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Thurs., July 12
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
7:30 p.m. LEGACY – A Tribute to the King of Pop
at Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Fri., July 13
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
6 p.m. Douglas County Relay for Life at Citizen’s
Field; www.relayforlife.org.
7:30 p.m. LEGACY – A Tribute to the King of Pop
at Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Sat., July 14
7 a.m. Roddin’ Round the Lake Car Show, down-
town Osakis.
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
9 a.m. Chain of Lakes Classic Boat Show at
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center; (320)
759-1114, www.mnlakesmaritime.org/events.
7:30 p.m. LEGACY – A Tribute to the King of Pop
at Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
All Day Osakis citywide garage sales.
Sun., July 15
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales.
7:30 p.m. LEGACY – A Tribute to the King of Pop
at Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Tues., July 17
7:30 p.m.: The 39 Steps at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Wed., July 18
7:30 p.m.: The 39 Steps at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Thurs., July 19
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
7:30 p.m.: The 39 Steps at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Fri., July 20
7:30 p.m.: The 39 Steps at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Miltona Tornado Days; www.miltona.org.
Sat., July 21
8 a.m. Holy Moly Ole Five Race Series –Better
Together, 10K, 5K, 1K at Discovery School;
www.zapevent.com- search for Holy Moly Ole Five.
7:30 p.m.: The 39 Steps at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu, (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Miltona Tornado Days; www.miltona.org.
Sun., July 22
2 p.m.: The 39 Steps at Theatre L’Homme Dieu;
(320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Miltona Tornado Days; www.miltona.org.
Mon., July 23
1 to 5 p.m. YMCA and FCA Golf Scramble at
Alexandria Golf Club; (320) 834-9622.
Tues., July 24
7:30 p.m.: Doubt: A Parable at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Wed., July 25
7:30 p.m.: Doubt: A Parable at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Thurs., July 26
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
7:30 p.m. Doubt: A Parable at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Fri., July 27
7:30 p.m.: Doubt: A Parable at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Sat., July 28
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Art in the Park at City Park;
www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
7:30 p.m.: Doubt: A Parable at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Sun., July 29
Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria Golf Club;
(320) 763-3605, www.alexandriagolfclub.com.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Art in the Park at City Park;
www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
7:30 p.m.: Doubt: A Parable at Theatre L’Homme
Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Mon., July 30
Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria Golf Club;
(320) 763-3605, www.alexandriagolfclub.com.
Events held in
Alexandria
unless other-
wise noted.
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Beetles Baseball:
June thru August
(320) 763-8151
www.alexandriabeetles.com
Alexandria Hockey Fest:
Weekends mid-June thru July
Runestone Community
Center, Alexandria
www.alexhockeyfest.com
Blizzard Hockey:
October through March
Runestone Community
Center, Alexandria
www.alexandriablizzard.com
Bowling tournaments:
Weekends October thru May,
Garden Center Lanes,
Alexandria.
(320) 763-6565
www.gardencenterlanes.com
WISSOTA Car Racing:
Saturdays late April thru early
September
Viking Speedway, Alexandria
(320) 762-1559
www.vikingspeedway.net
Photography Nights:
First Thursday of each month,
7 p.m.
Evansville Arts Center
www.evansvilleartcenter.com
Live music:
Every Friday, Saturday and
Sunday from Memorial
Weekend thru Labor Day
Weekend, Every Saturday from
weekend after Labor Day to
weekend before Memorial Day,
Carlos Creek Winery
(320) 846-5443
www.carloscreekwinery.com
Open Mic Nights:
Third Thursday of each
month, 6:30 p.m.
Evansville Arts Center
www.evansvilleartcenter.com
Free Sausage/
Pancake Breakfast
Second Saturday of every
month from 9 to 10 a.m.
United Methodist Church,
2210 6th Ave. E., Alexandria
(320) 763-4624
Tues., July 31
Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria Golf Club;
(320) 763-3605, www.alexandriagolfclub.com.
August 2012
Wed., August 1
Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria Golf Club;
(320) 763-3605, www.alexandriagolfclub.com.
Thurs., August 2
Downtown Merchants Crazy Days.
Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria Golf Club;
(320) 763-3605, www.alexandriagolfclub.com.
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
Fri., August 3
Downtown Merchants Crazy Days.
Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria Golf Club;
(320) 763-3605, www.alexandriagolfclub.com.
Brandon Midsummer Fest, www.brandonmn.com.
Forada Days; www.foradadays.com.
Sat., August 4
Downtown Merchants Crazy Days.
Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria Golf Club;
(320) 763-3605, www.alexandriagolfclub.com.
Brandon Midsummer Fest, www.brandonmn.com.
Forada Days; www.foradadays.com.
Sun., August 5
Downtown Merchants Crazy Days.
Brandon Midsummer Fest, www.brandonmn.com.
Forada Days; www.foradadays.com.
Mon., August 6
Downtown Merchants Crazy Days.
Tues., August 7
7:30 p.m.: Gilligan’s Island: The Musical at
Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Wed., August 8
7:30 p.m.: Gilligan’s Island: The Musical at
Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Thurs., August 9
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
7:30 p.m.: Gilligan’s Island: The Musical at
Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Fri., August 10
7:30 p.m.: Gilligan’s Island: The Musical at
Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Sat., August 11
8 a.m. Holy Moly Ole Five Race Series –Go the
Distance, 10K, 5K, 1K at Big Ole statue;
www.zapevent.com- search for Holy Moly Ole Five.
7:30 p.m.: Gilligan’s Island: The Musical at
Theatre L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150,
www.tlhd.org.
Sun., August 12
2 p.m.: Gilligan’s Island: The Musical at Theatre
L’Homme Dieu; (320) 846-3150, www.tlhd.org.
Tues., August 14
Noon to 3 p.m. Murder Mystery Lunch Theater at
Carlos Creek Winery; (320) 846-5443,
www.carloscreekwinery.com/events.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner
Theater at Carlos Creek Winery; (320) 846-5443,
www.carloscreekwinery.com/events.
Thurs., August 16
Douglas County Fair; www.mndouglascofair.com.
6 p.m. Demolition Derby, Viking Speedway;
www.vikingspeedway.net.
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
Fri., August 17
Douglas County Fair; www.mndouglascofair.com.
6 p.m. Demolition Derby, Viking Speedway;
www.vikingspeedway.net.
Sat., August 18
Douglas County Fair; www.mndouglascofair.com.
Sun., August 19
Douglas County Fair; www.mndouglascofair.com.
Thurs., August 23
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
Sat., August 25
Runestone Community Center Garage Sale.
Thurs., August 30
7 p.m. Red Willow Arts Coalition free “Music on
the Courthouse Lawn” at Douglas County
Courthouse; (320) 763-7161.
September 2012
Sat., Sept. 8
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quilts Along the Trail on Central
Lakes Trail, downtown Osakis; 320-859-6777.
Fri., September 14
Noon to midnight Grape Stomp Festival at Carlos
Creek Winery; (320) 846-5443,
www.ccwgrapestomp.com.
Sat., September 15
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Grape Stomp Festival at Carlos
Creek Winery; (320) 846-5443,
www.ccwgrapestomp.com.
Sun., September 16
Noon to 4 p.m. Grape Stomp Festival at Carlos
Creek Winery; (320) 846-5443,
www.ccwgrapestomp.com.
Tues., September 18
5 p.m. (Registration at 4 p.m.) Strike Out Illiteracy
Bowling Tournament presented by Echo Press at
Garden Center Lanes; (320) 763-3133,
www.echopress.com.
Thurs., September 20
Downtown Merchants Fall in Love Festival,
www.downtownalexandria.com.
4 to 7 p.m. Downtown Merchants Girls Night
Out.
Fri., September 21
Downtown Merchants Fall in Love Festival,
www.downtownalexandria.com.
Sat., September 22
Downtown Merchants Fall in Love Festival,
www.downtownalexandria.com.
11:30 a.m. Holy Moly Ole Five Race Series –
Homecoming Sprint, 1 mile sprint or walk at 5th
Avenue and Broadway; www.zapevent.com -
search for Holy Moly Ole Five.
Sun., September 23
Downtown Merchants Fall in Love Festival,
www.downtownalexandria.com.
Mon., September 24
Downtown Merchants Fall in Love Festival,
www.downtownalexandria.com.
October–December 2012
Tues., Oct. 2
3 to 4:30 p.m. 10th Annual Impact Alexandria
featuring speaker Brian Tracy. 1-888-759-2908;
ww.impactalexandria.com.
Thurs., Oct. 4
3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Women’s Showcase presented
by Echo Press at Broadway Ballroom; (320) 763-
3133, www.echopress.com.
Fri., Oct. 5
6 p.m. 10th annual Viking Fall Classic car race at
Viking Speedway; www.vikingspeedway.net.
Sat., Oct. 6
3 p.m. 10th annual Viking Fall Classic car race at
Viking Speedway; www.vikingspeedway.net.
Sat., Oct. 20
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Carlos Creek Winery Apple Festival;
(320) 846-5443, www.carloscreekwinery.com.
Wed., October 31
Downtown Merchants Trick or Treating,
www.downtownalexandria.com.
Osakis Community Halloween Party for pre-
school thru 6th grade at Osakis School cafeteria.
Sat., Nov. 3
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hunting Widows Weekend at
Carlos Creek Winery; (320) 846-5443,
www.carloscreekwinery.com.
Thurs., November 22
Noon Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Osakis
Presbyterian Church; (320) 859-4550,
www.osakispresbyterian.org.
Sat., Dec. 1
10 a.m. to noon Osakis Santa Day at Osakis
School cafeteria.
Thurs., Dec. 6
Downtown Merchants Hometown Christmas
Experience, www.downtownalexandria.com.
Fri., Dec. 7
Downtown Merchants Hometown Christmas
Experience, www.downtownalexandria.com.
Sat., Dec. 8
Downtown Merchants Hometown Christmas
Experience, www.downtownalexandria.com.
Sat., Dec. 8
9 a.m. to noon Echo Press Santa Day; (320) 763-
3133, www.echopress.com.
Sun., Dec. 9
Downtown Merchants Hometown Christmas
Experience, www.downtownalexandria.com.
your local dining guide
What’s for
Dinner
Tonight?
Alexandria, MN • Call 320-763-9983
Rudy’s Redeye Grill has
been noted as having the
best steak in town. We know
you will also enjoy our
Walleye, Pasta, and Sand-
wiches, or take a look at our
full menu. Also don’t forget
our famous pizzas & every
Wednesday Pasta Bar!
located at the
Restaurant Restaurant Saloon
320-763-7712 Downtown Alexandria
Renovated Old Burlington Train Depot
overlooking Lake Agnes.
•Large Menu •Salad Bar
• Pizza - The Best in the Area
•Dine In or On the Deck
• Full Loung, TV’s,
Pool Tables & Games
•DJ Thurs-Sat Nights
•Large Groups Welcome
• Full Catering Available
Reservations recommended, but not a must!
See you at the Depot!
…the art of wine
The Area’s premier wine bar and restaurant
• Over 70 wines by
the glass
• Specializing in
unique craft beers
• Eclectic gourmet food
all from scratch
• Live music every
Thurs. & Some Sat.
Tues-Wed 4-10 • Thurs-Sat 4-11:30
sixthavenuewineandale.com
Just a short drive— Near Miltona!
Just off Hwy. 29 on Co. Rd. 102,
W Side of Lake Irene
218-943-2471 • 320-760-5639
Our same Family serving the
“Best to the Best” Since 1953
• Famous Swedish Chicken • Prime Rib •Fresh
Walleye •Soup n’ Salad Bar • Cocktails
OPEN Monday & Wed-Sat at 5
Sundays at 11 • Closed Tues.
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320-762-7092
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DAILY AT
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• Full Service Bar
• Finest Quality &
Wide Variety of Menu Choices
• More than 50 Lunch Choices
• Dinner Specialties
Hand Cut Steak, BBQ Ribs, Pan Fried
Walleye, Prime Rib, Broasted Chicken
• Daily /Nightly Specials
• Most Items available for Take Out
Home of “Shoot The Minnow”
Fridays and Fishing Opener thru Labor Day
An 80 year tradition
of bringing you the BEST
Chicken and Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs
you will find anywhere!
Open 7 days a week!
11am - 10pm Dining Room • 11am - 1am Bar
• • •
Located downtown Nelson
On Central Lakes Bike Trail
320-762-2416
We offer our catering service for your special events.
www.corralsupperclub.com
110 30th Avenue West • 320.763.7763
[across from Cinema 9 & Viking Plaza Mall]
HAPPY HOUR S PE CI AL S
E v e r y day 3- 6 pm & 9pm- Cl os e .
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Karoke Friday Nights
DJ Saturday Nights
115 6th Ave. E, Downtown Alexandria • 320-759-2277
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115 30th Ave E, Alexandria, MN
320-763-6565 • 1-800-657-3294
FULL MENU FROM A VARIETY OF
Appetizers to Salads, Sandwiches,
Prime Rib and Steaks

Fast Track Lunch Special
Mon-Fri 11am-1:30pm
Sunday Buffet starting at 9am
• Over 25 varieties of tap beer
• Nightly drink specials
(320)763-7128 | www.tennesseeroadhouse.com
4820 HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH
(320)763 7128 | www.tennesseeroadhouse.com
Great Food, Great Music,
& Great friends
Great Food, Great Music,
& Great friends
found here! found here!
(320)763-7128 | www.tennesseeroadhouse.com
482 4820 H 0 HIGH IGHWAY WAY 29 29 SO SOUTH UTH ALEXANDRIA, MN 56308
“PEOPLE’S CHOICE”
Douglas County Dining, 2010
“BEST DINNER RESTAURANT”
Readers Choice Award, Echo Press, 2009
320-759-0885
Full Menu 11 am - 11 pm daily
Hwy 94 & Hwy 29 S, Alexandria
www.doolittlesrestaurants.com
Full Menu including Ribs,
Broasted Chicken & Burgers!
Food Served Until 11 pm
Full Service Bar
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-1am
Fri.-Sun. 11am-1am
For more information call 320-834-2532
or 218-267-2726 during club hours.
OPEN DAILY • Serving lunch & dinner
• BURGERS • STEAKS • SEAFOOD • PASTAS
• ICE CREAM DRINKS • FULL BAR
4960 Co. Rd. 42 NE, Alexandria
1 Block N. of the Carlos / L’ Homme Dieu bridge
320-846-1051
www.interlacheninn.com
Since 1925, Alexandria’s Recommended Family Dining
Visit us at travelersinncafe.com
• Full Menu from Omlettes & Pancakes, to Walleye & Prime Rib
• Known for Great Breakfasts...
Egg Dishes, Omelettes, Pancakes, Waffl es and Biscuits & Gravy
• Breakfast Specials Mon - Sat until 10 AM
• Home-made Soups & Daily Specials
• Deli Sandwiches – Area’s Best Salad Bar
• Caramel Rolls & Home Made Pies
511 Broadway - Historic Downtown - 320-763-4000
Open
7 Days
a Week
Breakfast
served
All Day
HOURS:
Sun.-Thurs.
11am-1am
Fri. & Sat.
11am-2am
2 for 1 Happy Hour
Mon-Thurs 3-6 & 9-11 • Fri 9-11
320-834-3250 - Friend us on Facebook
OPEN DAILY FOR LUNCH
FULL MENU • FULL BAR
KITCHEN NOW OPEN UNTIL 10pm
LIVE MUSIC ON SAT.
MON. $5 Pizza Special
TUES. Burger & Beer Special
WED. Wing Special, 38 Flavors
FRI. Prime Rib
SAT. & SUN. Broasted Chicken & Ribs
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Hwy 27 E., Alexandria • 320-763-5555 • www.ronswarehouse.com
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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
• Video cassettes
• Newspapers
• Audio books
• Downloadable e-books
• Periodicals
• Book/cassette sets
• Telephone directories
• Compact discs
• Large print materials
• Computer lab
• Paperbacks
• Art prints
Services provided for minimal
fees include:
• Self-serve photocopies
• Computer lab photocopies
• Computer lab scanner copies
• Fax services
• Large meeting room rental
• Small conference room rental
Douglas County Library
720 Fillmore, Alexandria, MN 56308
E-mail: library@douglascounty.lib.mn.us
Website: www.douglascountylibrary.org
Main - 320-762-3014 | Children's - 320-762-3013
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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Central Lakes Trail
DeLagoon
Park
Lake Carlos
State Park
Alexandria
Osakis
Nelson
Garfield
Brandon
Evansville
Melby
Ashby
Dalton
Fergus Falls
Lobster
Lake
Lake
Mary
Lake
Andrew
Lake
Latoka
Lake
Winona
Lake
Brophy
Lake
Louise
Lake
Darling
Lake
Geneva
Lake
Carlos
Lake
Christina
Pelican
Lake
Pomme de
Terre Lake
Ten Mile
Lake
Lake
Ida
Lake
Osakis
Lake
L’Homme
Dieu
Lake
Mina
The 55-mile-long trail, located on the old
Burlington Northern rail line grade, con-
nects the cities of Osakis, Nelson,
Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon, Evansville
and Melby in Douglas County.
The trail head and parking area in
Alexandria is at the north end of
Broadway in Big Ole Central Park.
Other trail heads are available in the cities
of Osakis, Garfield, Brandon and
Evansville. These trail heads include a
parking area, portable restrooms and a
trailside shelter. A bike shelter is also
available along the trail about one and
one-half 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 the longest paved
bike trail in the state. The Central Lakes
Trail (www.centrallakestrail.com) is used
as a snowmobile trail in the winter, how-
ever studs are not allowed.
T
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.
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Downtown
Formed in 1967, the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association
(DMA) strives to enhance, beautify, and promote the diversity of the
city’s thriving downtown shopping and business district while pro-
tecting and preserving its historical past.
Rich in history since the late 1800s, downtown Alexandria encom-
passes 3rd through 8th Avenues on Broadway and is a popular
shopping destination for antiques, unique boutiques, gift shops,
eateries, museums and theater.
In addition, DMA organizes projects and events that take place
downtown, and takes care of beautification projects, such as the
purchase and maintenance of the colorful flower baskets that hang
along the streets in the summertime and the “Historic Downtown
Alexandria” banners that were put up a couple of years ago. With
the DMA’s support, garbage receptacles and more benches were
added to the downtown to accommodate shoppers.
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here’s more to downtown Alexandria
than storefronts. There’s history, a sense
of pride and merchants who are dedicat-
ed to making visits so memorable you’ll want to
come back.
Historic
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www.downtownalexandria.com
Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association
320-763-3161 • www.AlexandriaMN.org
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• Awake the Lakes Sidewalk Sales – May 25-28.
• Summer Sidewalk Sales – July 11-15.
• Crazy Days Sales – August 2-6.
• Fall in Love Festival – September 20-24.
• Halloween trick or treating – October 31.
• Black Friday Sales – November 23.
• “Hometown Christmas Experience” – December 6-9.
H
ere’s a peek at some of the happenings
that are planned in Historic Downtown
Alexandria in the coming months:
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Golf Directory
Golf is a game that is played on a
fve-inch course,
the distance between your ears. - Bobby Jones
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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Located 3 miles N on Hwy 29 to Co Rd 73,
then 1 mile E and then S on Liberty Rd
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• Lush, Open Fairways • Challenging Greens
• Relaxed & Friendly Atmosphere • Group Rates Available
• Monday & Wednesday Specials
West from Alexandria 25 miles on I-94 to Evansville - Elbow
Lake Exit 82, West 6 miles on Hwy 79, then North 1 mile on Golf
Course (Co. 24) Rd.
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• 18 Hole Championship Golf Course • Par 72 • 6,492 Yards
• Overlooking Beautiful Lake Minnewaska! • Full Service Bar
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Twilight, $29 - Unlimited holes! Call after 4 pm!
9 Holes, Weekdays $18; Weekends $21
18 Holes, Weekdays $30; Weekends $35
Great Membership Packages Available
FREE DRIVING RANGE WITH PAID GREEN FEES
15 miles S of Alexandria on Hwy 29 to Glenwood.
1.5 miles W of Glenwood on Hwy 28/29 W to Golf Course Rd
Call for Tee Times at 320-634-3680
2100 Arrowwood Lane NW • Alexandria
320-762-TEES (8337)
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• Pro-Shop • Snack Bar • Rentals • Open to the Public
Arrowwood is proud to announce Minnesota Golf at its fnest!
This newly renovated golf course was designed with wetland
preservation in mind and focuses on scenic lake views and
unique challenges. Experience the natural and undisturbed
beauty of Alexandria’s most scenic golf course.
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Your guide to area golf courses
RED
ROCK
GOLF
COURSE
Hoffman, Minnesota
Designed by Alexandria Native PGA Tour
Professional Tom Lehman
• 18 Hole Championship Layout • Located on Sauk Lake
• Golf Digest “Best Places to Play”2007-2011
• Golf Digest 4.5 Stars • Full Service Bar & Grill with Patio Seating
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
20 minutes east of Alexandria on Hwy 71 North of Sauk Centre
Call for Tee Time or Book Online
320-351-GOLF (4653) • www.greystonegc.net
• Scenic • Challenging • Par 35 • Food & Beverages Available
9 Holes of Golf $13 • 9 & Under FREE with Paid Adult
• Jr. & Sr. Rates • Cart Rental Available • Driving Range
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY PUNCH CARDS
5 miles west of Alexandria on Hwy 27 to CR 27, follow signs
Call for Tee Times or Book Online
320-886-1400 • www.hardwoodhillsgolf.com
• Public Golf Course • Driving Range • Club & Cart Rentals
• Homemade Food
GREEN FEES We accept Visa, Mastercard & Debit Cards
9 holes Mon.: $10.50 (Youths $6)
Tues.-Thurs.: $12.50 • Fri.-Sun. & Holidays: $14
Call for Youth & Senior Rates & Times
CART RENTAL - 9 holes: $12.50 • Additional 9 holes: $8
From I-94, Exit 90 at Brandon & fve miles N on Co. Rd. 16 NW
www.PineRidgeGolfCourse.net
320-834-4028 • 320-876-4028
Don’t be distracted from your game by the
natural beauty at Red Rock!
Mon-Wed Specials: 2 golfers for 9 holes with cart $30
2 golfers for 18 holes with cart $40
Located 15 minutes west on State Hwy 27 N on
Douglas County 25 Golf Course Road
Call for Tee Times 320-986-2342
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Lakes
Aaron
Size: 545 acres Depth: 16 feet
Game fish: Northern, pan fish, large-
mouth bass, walleye
Features: Shallow lake with sandy
beaches
Public access: Southeast end
Agnes
Size: 137 acres Depth: 31 feet
Game fish: Pan fish, northern, bass,
some walleye
Features: Fishing pier in City Park,
poor water quality
Public access: City-owned access on
southwest side
Andrew
Size: 946 acres Depth: 83 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan
fish, largemouth bass
Features: Sandy beaches, popular
recreational lake
Public access: Southeast side from
Co. Rd. 28
Brophy
Size: 289 acres Depth: 44 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, large-
mouth bass, pan fish
Features: Near Alexandria, small,
heavy aquatic vegetation
Public access: Northwest shore off
Co. Rd. 82
Burgen
Size: 184 acres Depth: 43 feet
Game fish: Northern, pan fish, some
bass and walleye
Features: Small, near Alexandria,
steeply sloped shoreline
Public access: North end of lake off
Co. Rd. 23
Carlos
Size: 2,520 acres Depth: 163 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan
fish, largemouth bass
Features: Access to chain of lakes,
clear, deep
Public access: North shore in state
park, northeast shore near state park,
west shore off Co. Rd. 11, east shore
Chippewa
Size: 1,186 acres Depth: 95 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan
fish, largemouth bass
Features: Deep lake
Public access: Northeast corner off
Co. Rd. 12
Cowdry
Size: 238 acres Depth: 52 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, large-
mouth bass, pan fish
Features: Small, clear lake near
Alexandria
Public access: Northeast corner off
Co. Rd. 82
Darling
Size: 954 acres Depth: 62 feet
Game fish: Northern, pan fish, large-
mouth bass, walleye
Features: Water access to chain of
lakes
Public access: Access by water from
Lake Carlos
Devils
Size: 221 acres Depth: 35 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, large-
mouth bass, pan fish
Features: Small, spring-fed lake
Public access: North side of lake off
Co. Rd. 7
Geneva
Size: 631 acres Depth: 63 feet
Game fish: Largemouth bass, north-
ern, pan fish, walleye
Features: Pier on north end, access
to chain of lakes
Public access: North side, east side
Henry
Size: 159 acres Depth: 32 feet
Game fish: Northern, pan fish, some
bass
Features: Near Alexandria, small,
next to City Park
Public access: Accessible by water
from Agnes
Ida
Size: 4,289 acres Depth: 106 feet
Game fish: Walleye, bass, northern,
pan fish
Features: Large, clear lake with
sandy beaches
Public access: North side, two
accesses on east side
Irene
Size: 630 acres Depth: 44 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, large-
mouth bass, pan fish
Features: Small lake near Miltona
Public access: Northwest side,
southeast side
Latoka
Size: 776 acres Depth: 108 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, large-
mouth bass, pan fish
Features: Clear, deep, very good
water quality
Public access: North side, west side
of south basin
L’Homme Dieu
Size: 1,744 acres Depth: 85 feet
Game fish: Walleye, largemouth bass,
northern, pan fish
Features: Access to chain of lakes,
swimming beach
Public access: Northwest side off Co.
Rd. 42, northeast side off Co. Rd. 120
Lobster
Size: 1,308 acres Depth: 65 feet
Game fish: Northern, pan fish, wall-
eye, bass, muskellunge
Features: Many bays and points,
heavy recreational use
Public access: West end of lake off
Co. Rd. 27
Maple
Size: 815 acres Depth: 78 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, large-
mouth bass, pan fish
Features: Mostly shallow, excellent
water quality
Public access: Two accesses on
north shore near Forada
Mary
Size: 2,371 acres Depth: 40 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, large-
mouth bass, pan fish
Features: Large lake, popular fishing
and recreational lake
Public access: Northwest corner off
State Hwy 27, southwest corner off
Co. Rd. 4
Mill
Size: 461 acres Depth: 40 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan
fish, largemouth bass
Features: Spring-fed, moderately
developed
Public access: Southeast corner of
the lake
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Miltona
Size: 5,838 acres Depth: 105 feet
Game fish: Walleye, bass, northern,
pan fish, muskellunge
Features: Largest lake in the county,
deep, diverse habitat
Public access: North shore off Co. Rd.
14, northeast side off State Hwy. 29,
township access on east side
Moses
Size: 822 acres Depth: 32 feet
Game fish: Walleye, largemouth bass,
pan fish, northern
Features: Clear water, moderately
developed
Public access: West side off Co. Rd. 16
Osakis
Size: 6,270 acres Depth: 73 feet
Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan fish,
bass
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, east side
Oscar
Size: 1,040 acres Depth: 25 feet
Game fish: Walleye, pan fish, northern,
muskellunge
Features: Infested with Eurasian water
milfoil
Public access: North side off of State
Hwy. 27
Red Rock
Size: 708 acres Depth: 22 feet
Game fish: Northern, walleye, large-
mouth bass, pan fish
Features: Shallow
Public access: East side of lake off Co.
Rd. 1
Smith
Size: 575 acres Depth: 30 feet
Game fish: Northern, walleye, pan fish,
largemouth bass
Features: Spring-fed, diverse aquatic
vegetation
Public access: Northeast corner
Victoria
Size: 419 acres Depth: 60 feet
Game fish: Northern, walleye, large-
mouth bass, pan fish
Features: Long, narrow lake with
access to Lake Geneva
Public access: South end of lake off
Co. Rd. 23
Winona
Size: 190 acres Depth: 9 feet
Game fish: Bullhead, perch, crappie
Features: Poor water quality, algal
blooms, little fishing
Public access: City-owned, carry-in
access
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Lake Names
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Agnes - Named for early settler Will Kinkead’s girlfriend who
lived out East.
Andrew - Named for the first physician in Alexandria.
Burgen - Named for William B. Burgen, who lived on the south-
west shore of the lake in 1869.
Brophy - Named for the Brophy family, early residents.
Carlos - (See the explanation on Lake L’Homme Dieu.) The
Long Prairie River starts at the northeast corner of Lake
Carlos.
Charlie - Named for a child of Charles Cook, an early settler.
Chippewa - Headwaters of the Chippewa River, named for
Native Americans.
Cowdry - Named for Samuel B. Cowdry, an early settler.
Darling - Named in 1860 for early settler Andrew Darling
Geneva - Named for Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
Henry - Named for the son of Charles Cook, an early settler.
Ida - Named by one of the first colonists on the lake, Myron
Colony, in honor of a girlfriend who lived out East.
Irene - (First known as Reservation Lake.) Named for Irene
Roadruck, the daughter of an early settler.
L’Homme Dieu - Reports aren’t concrete, 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
Academy.
Latoka - An Indian name.
Lobster - Named for its shape, which resembles a lobster.
Louise - Named for a child of Charles Cook, an early settler.
Maple – This name was chosen because of the many maple
trees that surrounded the lake.
Mary - Named for Mary Kinkead, a sister to some of
Alexandria’s original settlers.
Miltona - Named for Florence Miltona Roadruck, whose hus-
band had a homestead in Leaf Valley.
Mina - Named by Fredric Von Baumback, a Prussian officer
and a major in the Civil War, for his mother.
Moses - Probably named for the religious prophet, but there
was also a Moses family that lived in the area.
Osakis - The lake’s name was most likely derived from the
Ojibwe Indian name for the lake. “Oh-za-kees,” which
means “place of the Sauk” and refers to the Sauk Indians
who roamed the area for a short time.
Oscar - Named for the King of Sweden.
Pocket - named for its contour, which resembles a pocket.
Smith - Named for a family that homesteaded near the lake.
Victoria - Named for the English queen by Walter S. Shotwell.
His father, Daniel, homesteaded between lakes Victoria and
Geneva in 1859.
Winona - Probably named by Mary A. Kinkead, sister of
Alexander and William, the first settlers in Alexandria for
whom the city was named. The first child born in Fort
Alexandria was also named “Winona.”
We are a comprehensive hospice
program located in Alexandria,
MN serving Douglas County and
surrounding communities. Our
team has provided compassion-
ate care for terminally ill patients
and support for their family
members since 1983.
Hospice involves a team-oriented
approach to expert medical care,
pain and symptom management
and emotional and spiritual
support expressly tailored to the
patient’s needs and wishes.
HOSPICE
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www.hospicedouglascounty.org
320.763.6018
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651-297-8063
Sen.bill.ingebrigtsen@senate.mn
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Parks
State parks
Lake Carlos State Park is located near Carlos. Take State
Highway 29 north from Alexandria, turn west on County Road
38, turn left into the park entrance at the sign. A permit is
required and may be purchased at the park office ($5/daily,
$25/year). The park features hiking trails, cross-country ski
trails, picnic tables, shelters, a swimming beach, kids’ play
area, camp sites, camper cabins, group camp, restrooms,
showers, boat landing, amphitheater and equestrian area.
County parks
Chippewa Park is located three miles north of Brandon on
County Road 108. It features picnic tables, shelters, charcoal
grills, restrooms, showers, drinking water, a swimming beach
(no lifeguard), playground, horseshoe pit and camping sites.
Curt Felt Memorial Park is located north of Alexandria off
County Road 42. It has a volleyball court, playground, a picnic
shelter, restrooms and a softball field.
Lake Brophy Park is west of Alexandria at the intersection
of County Roads 82 and 8. It has picnic tables, charcoal grills,
restroom, drinking water, playground and views of Lake Brophy.
Kensington Runestone Park is 15 miles west of Alexandria
on State Highway 27. It’s where the famed Kensington
Runestone was found. There are picnic tables, shelters, char-
coal grills, electricity, restrooms, drinking water, a heated build-
ing with kitchen facilities, a softball field, horseshoe pit, volley-
ball court, playground, hiking trails and historic displays.
Spruce Hill Park is near Miltona (from Alexandria, take
Highway 29 to County Road 5 and go east five miles). It has pic-
nic tables, shelters, charcoal grills, electricity, restrooms, drink-
ing water, a softball field, interpretive trail and hiking trails.
City parks
Most cities in the area maintain city parks, many of which
offer playground equipment and picnic areas. Following are
just some of the many area parks:
Alexandria City Park is located at the north end of
Alexandria, one block west of County Road 42. The park offers
a playground, picnic area, tennis courts, swimming beach,
bathhouse and fishing pier.
Big Ole Central Park is located on the north end of
Broadway in Alexandria, next to Lake Agnes. It features a
gazebo and a parking area for the Central Lakes Trail.
Dean Melton Fillmore Park is located at Fillmore Street
and 15th Avenue West in Alexandria.
Fred Foslien Park is located in Victoria Heights, two
blocks south of Highway 27 off Knut Street in Alexandria.
Geneva Crest Park is on the west side of Lake Geneva in
Alexandria (take Highway 27 East, turn north on Birch Avenue,
go 3/4 mile and turn east on Basswood two blocks and go
north on Geneva Drive).
Goose Park is located three blocks west of Broadway on
5th Avenue West in Alexandria.
Lake Agnes Park is located on the south shore of Lake
Agnes along County Road 37 in Alexandria.
Lake Connie Park is located on 7th Avenue East between
Roosevelt and Spruce streets in Alexandria.
Lakeview Park is near Highway 27 East and Birch Avenue
in Alexandria (take Highway 27 East to Birch Avenue, turn
west on Runestone Place and west on Lake Park Avenue).
Legion Park is located at Broadway and 8th Avenue West
in Alexandria.
Manor Hills Park is in Alexandria. Take Highway 29 North
to Manor Drive and go two blocks to the right on Springdale.
Martin’s Hope Park is located on 2nd Avenue, across the
street from Big Ole Central Park.
Noonan Park is located at Nokomis Street and 10th
Avenue in Alexandria.
Oak Knoll Park is located on the northeast side of
Alexandria near McKay Avenue. Take Highway 29 North, turn
right on McKay Avenue and turn left on Oak Knoll Drive.
Osagi Park is located on Lake Street 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 locat-
ed at the south end of Victor Street in Alexandria.
Runestone Park is located about one mile east of
Broadway in Alexandria on 6th Avenue East.
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ouglas County offers a variety of city, county and state parks. Whether you want to spend
several days camping or just want to stop for a relaxing picnic lunch, you’re sure to find
a park to fit your needs. Following is a list of some of the area’s parks:
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Government
Lakes Area Realty
Sheryl Bakewell, CRS, ABR, GRI
Broker REALTOR
®
507 N Nokomis, Suite B
(Cornerstone Building)
Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
Cell: (320) 760-5616
Office: (800) 658-2517
sheryl@sherylbakewell.com
www.sherylbakewell.com
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
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U.S. Senators:
Amy Klobuchar (Dem.)
302 Hart Senate Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3244;
(toll free) 1-888-224-9043
Fax: (202) 228-2186
Website: klobuchar.senate.gov
Al Franken (Dem.)
309 Hart Senate Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5641
Website: franken.senate.gov
State &
Federal
State Representatives:
Torrey Westrom (R) - District 11A
443 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 296-4929; 1-800-711-2620
(218) 685-6266; FAX: (651) 297-2668
e-mail: rep.torrey.westrom@house.mn
Website: www.house.mn
Mary Franson (R) - District 11B
429 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 296-3201, (320) 762-8572
e-mail: rep.mary.franson@house.mn
Website: www.house.mn
State Senator:
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) - District 11
303 State Capitol Building
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 297-8063, (320) 846-1893
E-mail: sen.bill.ingebrigtsen@senate.mn
Governor:
Mark Dayton
130 State Capitol Building
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 201-3400;
(toll free) 1-800-657-3717
Fax: (651) 797-1850
e-mail: mark.dayton@state.mn.us
Website: www.mn.gov/governor
U.S. Representative -
District 7:
Collin Peterson (Dem.)
324 3rd St. SW, Suite 4
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (202) 225-2165,
(320) 235-1061
Fax: (202) 225-1593
Website: collinpeterson.house.gov
Senate Information:
(651) 296-0504; 1-888-234-1112 (toll free);
1-888-234-1216 (Greater MN TTY toll free)
House Information:
(651) 296-2146; 1-800-657-3550 (toll free);
1-800-627-3529 (TTY)
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Adult probation: Julie Ellison
(320) 762-3055, Brian Hanson (320) 762-3852
Ag/Ditch Inspector:
Tom Anderson (320) 762-2999
Assessor: A. Keith Albertsen (320) 762-3884
Attorney: Chad Larson (320) 762-3856
Auditor/Treasurer:
Char Rosenow (320) 762-3077
Coordinator/Personnel:
William Schalow (320) 762-3873
Corrections: Kimberly Kruse (320) 762-3062,
Tom Altendahl (320) 762-3068,
Tonya Breitkreutz (320) 762-3089
Court Administration:
Rhonda Bot (320) 762-3033
Extension Education:
Nancy Frosaker Johnson (320) 762-3890
Highway Department/Public Works:
Dave Robley (320) 762-2229
Housing and Redevelopment Authority
(HRA): Jeff Schiffman (320) 762-3849
Information Systems:
Laura Ziemer (320) 762-3040
Lakes Area Recreation:
Fritz Bukowski (320) 762-2868
Land & Resource Management:
Dave Rush (320) 762-3863
Library: Karen Simmons (320) 762-3014
Maintenance: Steve Ziemer (320) 762-3097
Motor Vehicle/License Bureau:
Danita Ward (320) 762-3897
Parks Department:
Al Lieffort (320) 762-2966
Public Health: Sandy Tubbs (320) 763-6018
Recorder: Dawn Crouse (320) 762-3877
Recycling: Kala Fischer (320) 763-9340
Senior Citizens: Sandy Tubbs, PHNS Director
(320) 763-6018; Mary Krueger, Senior Liaison
Outreach Specialist (320) 762-3876
Sheriff: Troy Wolbersen (320) 762-8151
Social Services: Mike Woods (320) 762-2302
Solid Waste: Pete Olmscheid (320) 763-9340
Surveyor: Gary Stevenson (320) 762-2999
Veteran Services:
Ray Kallstrom (320) 762-3883
County Department Heads
County Commissioners
County
District 1:
Gerald Johnson (320) 834-4876
1466 Co. Rd. 1 SW, Evansville, MN 56326
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 2:
Norm Salto (320) 834-4005
241 Townhall Rd. NW, Alexandria, MN 56308
District 2 includes LaGrand and Lake Mary
townships and Alexandria’s Ward 5.
District 3:
Bev Bales (320) 852-7335
8170 E. Lk. Carlos Dr. NE, Carlos, MN 56319
District 3 includes Miltona, Spruce Hill,
Osakis, Orange, Carlos and Belle River
townships and the cities of Osakis,
Miltona, Nelson and Carlos.
District 4:
Paul Anderson (320) 763-3440
274 Co. Rd. 44
Alexandria, MN 56308
District 4 includes Hudson
Township; Alexandria’s Ward 1,
Precincts 1 and 2; Ward 2,
Precinct 1; Ward 4; and the city
of Forada.
District 5:
Dan Olson (320) 763-7696
820 Lake St.
Alexandria, MN 56308
District 5 includes Alexandria
Township and Alexandria’s Ward
2, Precinct 2; Ward 3, Precincts 1
and 2.
The Douglas County Board meets in the
courthouse on the second and fourth
Tuesdays of each month at 9 a.m.
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Alexandria/56308
Population: 12,466
City Hall phone: (320) 763-6678
Website: www.ci.alexandria.mn.us
Mayor: H. Dan Ness - (320) 763-6678
Administrator: James Taddei - (320) 763-6678
City council:
Ward I - Virgil Batesole - (320) 763-3393
Ward II - Sara Carlson - (320) 763-3646
Ward III - Owen Miller - (320) 763-4845
Ward IV - Dave Benson - (320) 763-5790
Ward V - Elroy Frank - (320) 759-3695
Police chief: Rick Wyffels - (320) 763-6631
Fire chief: Jeff Karrow - (320) 763-6488
City attorney: Tom Jacobson - (320) 763-3141
Assessor: Reed Heidelberger - (320) 763-6678
Building administrator: Bruce Jaspersen - (320) 763-6678
Fire Hall (non-emergency): (320) 763-6488
City planner: Mike Weber - (320) 763-6678
Street commissioner: Bryan Bjorgaard - (320) 763-6678
Park superintendent: Bill Thoennes - (320) 763-6678
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
The Alexandria City Council meets at Alexandria City Hall
the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.
Brandon/56315
Population: 489
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) 524-2498
Council:
Mary Lee Korkowski - (320) 834-5188
Scott Dutcher - (320) 524-2094
Mike Ranweiler - (320) 524-2697
Jerry Bitzan - (320) 524-2667
Police chief: Dave Ahlquist - (320) 762-8151
Fire chief: Scott Schaefer - (320) 524-2220
City attorney: Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361
The Brandon City Council meets at the city clerk's office
the 1st Monday of the month.
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Carlos/56319
Population: 502
City Hall phone: (320) 852-3000
Website: www.cityofcarlos.com
Mayor: Ervin Dahl - (320) 852-7698
Clerk: Marcia Okerlund - (320) 852-3000
Treasurer: Bambi Alexander - (320) 852-3000
City council:
Jeffrey Schiffman - (320) 852-7828
Teresa Zwieg - (320) 852-7741
Sharon Illetschko - (320) 852-7369
David Schackel - (320) 852-7154
Police chief: Ralph Bradley - (320) 852-7920
Fire chief: Mike Trinka - (320) 852-7255
City attorney: Thomas Klecker - (320) 762-2361
Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361
The Carlos City Council meets at the city offices, 109 1st
St. W., Carlos, the 1st Thursday of each month.
Evansville/56326
Population: 612
City Hall phone: (320) 834-4995 or (218) 948-2295
Website: www.evansvillemn.com
Mayor: Ron Buse - (218) 948-2338
Clerk/Treasurer: Diana Olson - (320) 834-4995
City council:
Peter Mounts - (218) 948-2043
George Belmore - (218) 948-2647
Melissa Englund - (218) 948-2718
Timothy Anderson - (320) 834-4605
Fire chief: Terry Aasness - (320) 834-4995
City attorney: Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361
The Evansville City Council meets at City Hall, 106 State
St., the 1st Monday of each month.
Forada/56308
Population: 185
Mayor: Kevin Zaviska - (320) 762-2603
Clerk/Treasurer: Ruby Benson - (320) 762-1836
City council:
Robert Brittin - (320) 763-8884
Steven Kluver - (320) 762-9772
Trudy Gerdeman - (320) 762-9809
Fire chief: Bob Steidl - (320) 762-0300
City attorney: Bill Leuthner - (320) 762-0259
The Forada City Council meets at the City/Fire Hall the
1st Monday following the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Garfeld/56332
Population: 354
City Hall phone: (320) 834-2238
Website: www.garfieldmn.com
Mayor: Gaye Moundson - (320) 834-2470
Clerk/Treasurer: Sandra Peterson - (320) 834-2238
City council:
Dave Dorman - (320) 766-0602
Joyce Kvilhaug - (320) 760-8050
John Nienaber Jr. - (320) 834-3210
Dan Kalina - (320) 834-2817
Fire chief: Steve Wendland - (320) 834-2223
City attorney: Thomas Klecker - (320) 762-2361
Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361
The Garfield City Council meets at City Hall the
2nd Monday of each month.
Kensington/56343
Population: 292
Website: www.kensingtonmn.com
Mayor: Jim Schecker - (320) 965-6203
Clerk: Jeanne Stamness - (320) 965-2336
Treasurer: Pryce Score - (320) 965-2419
City council:
Dale Rau - (320) 965-2293
Eunice Linde - (320) 965-2737
Michael Johnson - (320) 965-2435
Brian Randt - 1-877-808-7342
Fire chief: Joey Nessman - (320) 965-2531
City attorney: Thornton, Hegg, Reif, Dolan & Bowen -
(320) 762-2361
The Kensington City Council meets at City Hall the
1st Monday of each month.
Millerville/56315
Population: 106
Mayor: Bryan Tolifson - (320) 834-4520
Clerk/Treasurer: Jennifer Lysfjord - (320) 834-2490
City council:
Norbert Korkowski - (320) 834-5059
Donna Thoennes - (320) 876-2242
Randy Koep - (320) 834-5088
Lori Roers - (320) 834-4060
Fire chief: Rodney Roers - (320) 876-2222
City attorney: Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361
The Millerville City Council meets at City Hall the
1st Tuesday of each month.
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Miltona/56354
Population: 424
City Hall phone: (218) 943-1501
Website: www.miltona.org
Mayor: Blaine Elbert - (218) 943-4429
Clerk/Treasurer: Kevin Lee - (218) 943-1501
City council:
Dave Carter - (218) 943-5199
Mickey Lint - (218) 943-4312
Alan Betterman - (218) 943-5644
Eldridge Rosell - (218) 943-1881
Fire chief: Al Lange - (218) 943-1501
City attorney: Tom Klecker - (320) 762-2361
The Miltona City Council meets at City Hall the
2nd Wednesday of each month.
Nelson/56355
Population: 187
City Hall phone: (320) 763-6347
Mayor: Gerald Gay Sr. - (320) 808-5432
Clerk: Shari Jerome - (320) 808-9650
City council:
Steven Goldie - (320) 759-9833
Ann Goldie - (320) 759-9833
Beverly Hansen - (320) 762-0481
Michael Erickson - (320) 304-0007
City attorney: Doug Hegg Jr. - (320) 759-2007
The Nelson City Council meets at City Hall
the 1st Monday of each month.
Osakis/56360
Population: 1,740
City Hall phone: (320) 859-2150
Web site: www.cityofosakis.com
Mayor: Keith Emerson - (320) 859-4584
Clerk/Treasurer: Angela Jacobson - (320) 859-2150
City council:
Bruce Pederson - (320) 859-5939
Jerry Olson - (320) 859-2664
Chad Gulbranson - (320) 859-4517
Randy Anderson - (320) 859-5512
Fire chief: Chad Mathews - (320) 859-5314
Police chief: Chad Gulbranson - (320) 859-2150
City attorney: Mike Dolan - (320) 762-2361
The Osakis City Council meets at City Hall, 14 Nokomis
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Alexandria Township
Alexandria Township office: (320) 759-5300
Clerk: Gregg Raisanen - (320) 491-6977
Supervisors: Russell Niskanen - (320) 763-7630
Louis Ross - (320) 763-4610
Julie Feuling - (320) 759-5300
Bryon Alstead - (320) 763-6906
Joel Dahlheimer - (320) 763-5300
Treasurer: Mona Billmark - (320) 763-7929
Alexandria Township meets in the conference room of the township
office, 610 Fillmore, 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6 p.m.
Belle River Township
Clerk: Geri Rindahl - (320) 852-7974
Supervisors: Doug Steidl - (320) 852-7710
Clint Bachmann - (320) 852-7150
Roderick Seward - (320) 852-7707
Treasurer: Vangie Miller - (320) 852-7732
Belle River Township meets in the clerk’s home the 1st Monday of the
month at 8 p.m.
Brandon Township
Clerk: Adrian Ledermann - (320) 834-4418
Supervisors: Gene Fynboh - (320) 834-4661
Paul Lauthen - (320) 524-2122
Michael Cleary - (320) 524-2685
Treasurer: Diane Smith - (320) 834-4048
Brandon Township meets in the Community Center the 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 7 p.m.
Carlos Township
Clerk: Rebecca Anderson - (320) 846-0373
Supervisors: Rod Meyers - (320) 852-7563
Dwayne Waldorf - (320) 852-7827
Bill Krivanek - (320) 846-0668
Treasurer: Dean Yohnke - (320) 852-7702
Carlos Township meets at Carlos Elementary School the 2nd and 4th
Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Evansville Township
Clerk: Kim Ostlund - (320) 834-4595
Supervisors: Kay Satterlie - (218) 948-2513
Douglas Lee - (320) 524-2634
Tony Wright - (218) 948-2682
Treasurer: Jeannine Henneman - (320) 834-4049
Evansville Township meets in the treasurer’s home the 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 7 p.m.
Holmes City Township
Clerk/Treasurer: Terrance Cooper - (320) 283-6153
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer: Roy Eipperle - (320) 491-9291
Supervisors: Ronald Klimek - (320) 283-5338
Arthur Isackson - (320) 283-5284
David Fahlin - (320) 965-2394
Holmes City Township meets in the Holmes City Town Hall the 3rd
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Hudson Township
Clerk: Joan Eastlund - (320) 762-8025
Supervisors: Daniel New - (320) 763-4085
Roxanne Westergren - (320) 760-5077
Ron Fenelon - (320) 763-4197
Treasurer: Cindy VanLuik - (320) 760-9492
Hudson Township meets in the Forada Town Hall the 2nd Thursday of
each month at 7 p.m.
Ida Township
Clerk: Barb Kilgore - (320) 846-0823
Supervisors: Daniel Diedrich - (320) 815-0299
Mike Rosenwald - (320) 815-4804
Thomas Scearcy - (320) 834-3737
Treasurer: Palmer Krueger - (320) 834-2509
Ida Township meets in the Ida Township Hall the 1st and 3rd Mondays
of each month at 7:30 p.m.
LaGrand Township
Clerk: Kelly Beilke - (320) 763-7482
Supervisors: Gerhard Thoennes - (320) 763-4811
Richard Bromley - (320) 759-1160
James Jensen - (320) 846-3224
Treasurer: Paulynn Terhark - (320) 762-2129
LaGrand Township meets in the Town Hall the 1st and 3rd Mondays of
each month at 4:30 p.m.
Lake Mary Township
Clerk: Bonnie Lay - (320) 763-8503
Supervisors: Dean Radil - (320) 283-5541
James Schmidt - (320) 491-1349
Brad Brejcha - (320) 762-4055
Treasurer: Julie Freier - (320) 763-7078
Lake Mary Township meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
at Lake Mary Town Hall.
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Leaf Valley Township
Clerk: Pamela Cuperus - (218) 267-2533
Supervisors: Dale Diedrich - (218) 267-2243
Brent Ost - (218) 267-2942
Wade Nibbe - (218) 267-5640
Treasurer: Barb Guenther - (218) 267-5741
Leaf Valley Township meets the 2nd Thursday of each month in the
Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Lund Township
Clerk: Tom Reddick - (218) 948-2585
Supervisors: Wayne Martin - (218) 948-2208
Troy Johnson - (320) 834-4760
Carol Zickur - (218) 948-2256
Treasurer: Renae Odens - (218) 948-2838
Lund Township meets at 7 p.m. in the Lund Township Hall the 3rd
Tuesday of every month.
Millerville Township
Clerk: Marilyn Bitzan - (320) 876-2123
Supervisors: Kenneth Kuhn - (320) 834-4874
Larry Carlson - (218) 948-2117
Steve Boesl - (218) 267-2909
Treasurer: Patricia Bock - (218) 948-2543
Millerville Township meets in the Millerville Fire Hall the 2nd Thursday
of the month at 8:30 p.m.
Miltona Township
Clerk: Tom Blank - (218) 943-5299
Supervisors: Doug Hunt - (218) 943-1316
Gary Anderson - (218) 943-6100
Matthew Kugler - (218) 943-5357
Treasurer: Constance Marshall - (218) 943-2312
Miltona Township meets in the Miltona Community Center the 1st
Monday of each month at 8 p.m.
Moe Township
Clerk: Todd Egenes - (320) 834-3454
Supervisors: Lynn Bushard - (320) 834-3446
Bruce Strandskov - (320) 886-9450
Rodney Johnson - (320) 834-6008
Treasurer: Patricia Botner - (320) 524-2669
Moe Township meets in the Moe Town Hall the 1st Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. through the summer) unless otherwise post-
ed or published.
Orange Township
Clerk: Jennifer Dietrich - (320) 859-2266
Supervisors: Mitch Zarbok - (320) 859-5087
Bruce Massmann - (320) 859-4439
David Boogaard Jr. - (320) 859-2644
Treasurer: Newton Earl - (320) 859-2353
Orange Township meets in the clerk’s home the 2nd Monday of each
month at 8 p.m.
Osakis Township
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
Duane Boogaard - (320) 766-4124
Osakis Township meets in the clerk’s home the 2nd Monday of each
month at 7 p.m.
Solem Township
Clerk: Jaclyn Halvorson - (320) 986-2248
Supervisors: Joe Martinson - (320) 965-2467
Curt Hamen - (320) 965-2760
Kenneth Anderson - (320) 965-2460
Treasurer: Kevin Holl - (320) 965-2291
Solem Township meets in the Midwest Grain Systems building near
Kensington the 2nd Monday of each month at 8 p.m.
Spruce Hill Township
Clerk: Colleen Burquest - (218) 943-2233
Supervisors: Lawrence L. Skoglund - (218) 943-1532
Neil Garrett - (218) 943-1181
Brad Lusty - (218) 943-5851
Treasurer: Henry Ahrens - (218) 943-1171
Spruce Hill Township meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
at the Town Hall, and at the clerk’s house November through March.
Urness Township
Clerk: Judi Andreasen - (320) 760-5393
Supervisors: Rachel Johnson - # unknown
Brent Johnson - (218) 948-2175
James Thompson - (320) 808-1138
Treasurer: Shirley Thompson - (320) 986-2191
Urness Township meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in
the Urness Town Hall in the summer and at the treasurer’s home in
the winter.
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(320) 763-5781
Priest: Father Steve Binsfeld
E-mail: stmary@stmaryalexandria.org
Website: www.stmaryalexandria.org
Charismatic
New Testament - 2505 Highway 29 North
(320) 762-2444 Website: www.newtestalex.org
Pastor: Peter Reishus
E-mail: newtest@wisper-wireless.com
Christian
Liferight Outreach - 1906 6th Ave. E.
(320) 766-0233
Wednesday - 6:30-8pm
The Point - 1704 Hazel Hill Rd. SE
(320) 766-1586
Worship/Arts Pastor: Greg Kneprath
facebook.com/thepointalexandria
New Life Christian Church - 1910 Highway 27 East
(320) 763-7051 Website: www.your-newlife.com
Pastors: John Taplin, Jeremy Schneider
E-mail: office@your-newlife.com
Congregational
First Congregational (United Church of Christ) -
221 7th Ave. W. (320) 763-3341
Pastor: Scott Keehn
E-mail: office@firstcongregationaluccalex.com
Website: www.firstcongregationaluccalex.com
Episcopal
Emmanuel Episcopal - 602 12th Ave. E., Lake St.
(320) 763-3201 Website: www.alexmnepiscopal.org
Deacon: Tom Sinning
E-mail: episcopal@centurylink.net
Evangelical
Alexandria Covenant - 4005 Dakota Street
(320) 763-5659 Website: www.alexandriacovenant.org
Senior pastor: John LeVahn
E-mail: ecc@alexandriacovenant.org
Youth Website: www.alexandriayouth.com
Catalyst Covenant - 1410 S. McKay Ave./Woodland School
Lead pastor: Steve Eng
Sunday - 10am
Office: 625 Broadway Street
Website: www.catalystcov.org
Lake Community - 1751 County Road 44 NW.
(320) 762-5424 Website: www.lakecommunity.org
Senior pastor: Ron Berget
Women’s & care ministries: Melody Warren
Children’s ministries: KrisAnn Carlsen
Missions and student pastor: Jeff Pankratz
Full Gospel / Spirit Filled
Church for the Harvest -1910 Aga Dr., Suite 280
Phone: (320) 759-1400
Senior Pastor: Michael Bartolomeo
E-mail: info@cfthonline.com
Website: www.cfthonline.com
House of Prayer - 3020 Rosewood Ln. SE (PO Box 903)
(320) 762-0828 Website: www.hopci.com
Pastor: Lynndene Way
E-mail: hopci@hopci.com


Rejoice
in
hope
Romans 12:12 NIV
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Churches
Lutheran
Berea Lutheran Brethren - 1405 6th Ave. E.
(320) 762-1092 Website: www.WelcomeToBerea.org
Pastor: Steve Walswick
Worship: 10:30am
Bethesda Lutheran - 1204 North Nokomis NE
(320) 763-5164 Website: www.bethesdaalexandria.org
Pastor: Kent Stillson
E-mail: bethesdachurch1204@embarqmail.com
Calvary Lutheran (ELCA) - 605 Douglas St.
(320) 763-5178 Website: www.calvaryalex.org
Pastors: Hans Dahl and David Wangaard
E-mail: calvary@calvaryalex.org
First Lutheran (ELCA) - 822 Douglas Street
(320) 762-2196 Website: firstlutheranalexandria.com
Pastors: Greg Billberg and Marilee Bergerson
E-mail: frstluth@rea-alp.com
Good Shepherd Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
2702 Hwy. 29 N.
(320) 762-5152 Website: www.goodshepherd-lcms.org
Pastor: Eric Van Scharrel
Director of Christian education: Ken Bakalyar
E-mail: church@gsalex.org
Living Word Lutheran (LCMC)
Office - 324 Broadway St., Suite 209
Worship - Holiday Inn, 5637 Hwy. 29 S.
(320) 762-1997 Website: www.livingwordalexmn.org
Pastor: A.J. Kluver
E-mail: pastorlwlc@gctel.net
Shalom Lutheran (ELCA) - 800 Co. Rd. 44 NW
(320) 762-8641 Website: www.shalomlutheran.org
Pastor: Grant Aaseng
E-mail: slc@shalomlutheran.org
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran (WELS) - 805 Rosewood Ln.
(320) 762-1644
Pastor: Michael Neuman
Website: www.stpaulalex.com
Zion Lutheran (LC-MS) - 300-310 Lake Street
(320) 763-4842
Senior pastor: Terry Finnern, Associate pastor: David Hinz
Visitation pastor: William F. Moeller
E-mail: zionluth@zionalex.org, Website: www.zionalex.org
Methodist
Alexandria First Free Methodist
402 8th Avenue East
(320) 763-3395 Website: www.alexfirstfmc.org
Pastor: Rick Martin
Assistant Pastor: Nick Scutari
E-mail: alexfirstfmc@alexfirstfmc.org
United Methodist - 2210 6th Avenue East
(320) 763-4624 Website: www.alexumc.org
Pastor Jeffrey D. Hansen
Mormon
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -
1427 Lake Street - (320) 763-6721
www.lds.org or www.mormon.org
Non Denominational
Spirit Life Church - 503 Hawthorne St., Ste. 4
(In lower level of old Garden Center bldg.)
(320) 808-7278
Pastors: Jeff and Natasha Ferguson
E-mail: SpiritLifeChurch4Him@gmail.com
Pentecostal
Lakeland United Pentecostal
2201 Hwy. 29 North
Pastor Roger Feiler
(320) 762-2080
Seventh Day Adventist
Lakes Area Seventh-Day Adventist
201 13th Avenue West
Pastor: Devin Locati
Website: lakesarea22.adventistchurchconnect.org
United Church of Christ
First Congregational UCC - 221 7th Ave. W.
(320) 763-3341 Website: firstcongregationaluccalex.com
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Churches
Douglas County Area
Belle River
St. Nicholas Catholic - 9473 Co. Rd. 3 NE, Carlos
(320) 852-7041
Father David Petron
stnick@arvig.net
Brandon
Chippewa Lutheran - (320) 834-4875
Pastor: Michael Johnson
Grace Lutheran - (320) 834-4873
Pastor: Dennis L. Preston
E-mail: grace@gctel.com
Website: www.gracebrandon.org
West Moe Lutheran - (320) 524-2210
Pastor: Donald Clifford
E-mail: pastordon@moelutheranparish.org
Website: www.moelutheranparish.org
St. Ann’s Catholic - (320) 834-5095
Pastor: LeRoy Scheierl
E-mail: stanns@gctel.com
Website: www.stanns.stclouddiocese.org
St. Paul’s Lutheran - (218) 583-2825
Pastor: Ed Borchardt
E-mail: borchardted@arvig.net
St. Petri Lutheran -
(Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ)
(320) 762-2684 or (320) 524-2550
Pastor: David Gran
Carlos
Trinity Lutheran - 16 Douglas Ave.
(320) 852-7530
Vicar: Philip Peterson; E-mail: peeeps@juno.com
Evansville
Christina Lake Lutheran - (218) 948-2218
Calvary Covenant - (218) 948-2230
Pastor: Mick Murphy
E-mail: calcov@gctel.com
Website: www.calvarycovenantevansville.com
Faith Lutheran - (218) 948-2574 or (320) 834-4589
Pastor: C. Stephen Olson
E-mail: faithlc@gctel.com
Website: www.faithlutheranevansvillemn.org
Farwell
Oscar Lake Lutheran - (320) 886-5678
Pastor: Denise Crosky
E-mail: revdenise1@gctel.net
Garfield
East Moe Lutheran - (320) 524-2210
Pastor: Donald Clifford
E-mail: pastordon@moelutheranparish.org
Website: www.moelutheranparish.org
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran - (320) 834-2248
E-mail: stjohn@gctel.com
Pastor: Shawn Ethridge
St. Luke's - (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ)
(320) 762-2684 or (320) 834-2285
Pastor: David Gran
Website: www.stlukeschurchgarfield.org
Holmes City
Trinity Lutheran - (320) 886-5678
Pastor: Denise Crosky
E-mail: revdenise1@gctel.net
Kensington
Covenant - (320) 965-2331
Pastor: David Wallin
E-mail: dtwpastor@yahoo.com
First Lutheran - (320) 965-2549
Interim Pastor: Kathryn Rothman
E-mail: 1stluthe@runestone.net
Nora Lutheran - (320) 965-2433
Pastor: Interim
Our Lady of the Runestone Catholic Church
(320) 965-2596 or (320) 283-5273
Pastor: Roger Thoennes
Leaf Valley
Ebenezer Lutheran -
(320) 760-5328 E-mail: dwangland@gmail.com
Pastor: Dennis Angland
Millerville
Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic - (320) 876-2240
Pastor: LeRoy Scheierl
Website: www.sdmillerville.stclouddiocese.org
Millerville Township
Trinity Lutheran - (218) 583-2825
Pastor: Ed Borchardt
E-mail: borchardted@arvig.net


Create in me a pure heart,
O God, and renew a
steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10 NIV
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Faith Lutheran - 5500 Co. Rd. 14 NE
(218) 943-2891 Website: faithlutheranmiltona.com
Pastor: Kari van Wakeren
E-mail: faith310@midwestinfo.net
Mount Calvary - (218) 943-5251
Vacancy Pastor: Bill Stockman
Nelson
Our Saviour’s/Fahlun Lutheran - (320) 762-0140
Pastor: Barbara Lund-Thompson
Osakis
Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception
(320) 859-2390 E-mail: iccosakis@arvig.net
Pastor: Father David Petron
Elim Lutheran - (320) 859-4244
Pastor: Lindell Quam
E-mail: elim141@arvig.net
Osakis Lutheran - (320) 859-2350
Pastor: Ronald Calvert
First Presbyterian
Pastor: Tim Sutton - (320) 859-4550
E-mail: osakispc@midwestinfo.net
Website: www.osakispresbyterian.org
United Methodist - (320) 859-4277
Pastor: Alan Bolte
Redeemer Lutheran - (320) 859-2769
Pastor: Allan Craig
Salem Lutheran - (320) 859-2766
Pastor: Steve Hilde
Sauk Valley Lutheran - (320) 859-2766
Pastor: Steve Hilde
Parkers Prairie
Esther Lutheran
(218) 338-2171 (church) or (218) 943-2170 (office)
Pastor: Dawn Reisig
E-mail: esther@arvig.net
Website: www.estherlutheran.com
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran - 19020 W. Miltona Rd. NW
Website: lutheransonline.com/gabriel
St. Paul’s Lutheran
Vacancy pastor: Robert Petersen
Rose City
Rose City Evangelical Free - 16241 Co. Rd. 14 NE
(218) 943-4241
Pastor: Larry D. Pearson
E-mail: rcefc1@hotmail.com
Website: www.forministry.com/USMNEFREERCEFC
Spruce Hill
Spruce Hill Church - (320) 762-0382
E-mail: bardo@dchsmn.org
Website: www.dchsmn.org
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800 Co. Rd. 44 NW., Alexandria, MN
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822 Douglas St., Alexandria, MN
(320) 762-2196 • www.firstlutheranalexandria.com
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Alexandria
Alexandria’s population of 12,466 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 estab-
lished by William and Alexander Kinkead (for whom the city
was named). An army fort was built in 1862 after an Indian
uprising, and afterward growth was steady in the town. The
village of Alexandria was incorporated in 1877, and the first
passenger train reached the settlement in 1878. The village
became an official city in 1909.
Brandon
Brandon, population 489, 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 Brandon after Brandon,
Vermont – the birthplace of Stephen A. Douglas, for whom
Douglas County was named. The town was incorporated in
1881.
Carlos
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 offi-
cial townsite. It was named after nearby Lake Carlos. The
town was incorporated July 7, 1904.
Evansville
Evansville, population 612, 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
Forada, population 185, is eight miles south of Alexandria on
State Highway 29 and east on County Road 4. The railway vil-
lage was platted in July 1903 by Cyrus A. Campbell and incor-
porated 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).
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Garfield, population 354, is located about seven miles west of
Alexandria on County Road 82. The railway village was platted
February 17, 1882 and incorporated September 9, 1905. The
city was named in honor of President Garfield who was shot
and killed by an assassin just prior to the official naming of the
railroad town.
Kensington
Kensington, population 292, 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 he named “Kensington Gardens” (an area west of
London near Westminster is known as “Kensington Palace.”)
The area became a town and the name was shortened to
Kensington.
Millerville
Millerville, population 106, is located about 20 miles northwest
of Alexandria on County Road 82 and north on County Road 7.
Millerville was established as a township in 1867 and was
named for a prominent German settler, John Miller, who lived
in the area.
Miltona
Miltona, population 424, is located 14 miles north of Alexandria
on State Highway 29 and east on County Road 14. Miltona was
named for Lake Miltona, which had been named for Mrs.
Florence Miltona Roadruck, who lived in the area.
Nelson
Nelson, population 187, is located about four miles east of
Alexandria on State Highway 27. The city formed after the rail-
road was built through the area in 1875 and was incorporated
in 1905. The city was named in honor of Senator Knute Nelson.
The city was first called “Dent” in honor of an early settler.
Osakis
Osakis, population 1,740, is located about nine miles east of
Alexandria on State Highway 27. 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 lies along-
side. 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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Medical Services
Douglas County Hospital
111 17th Avenue East, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-1511 | www.dchospital.com
Carl Vaagenes, administrator
Alexandria CDI (X-ray) ........................(320) 762-6040
Business office (credit) .......................(320) 762-6054
Business office (insurance) ................(320) 762-6056
Cardiopulmonary Services ................(320) 762- 6006
Dialysis (CentraCare) ..........................(320) 762-1226
Education............................................(320) 762-6094
Hearing impaired TDD ........................(320) 762-6100
Human Resources ..............................(320) 762-6022
Intensive Care Unit .............................(320) 762-6065
Joint Replacement Center ..................(320) 762-6661
Medical floor.......................................(320) 762-6002
Medical Oncology...............................(320) 762-6650
Occupational Therapy.........................(320) 762-6079
Occupational Therapy (Clinic site)......(320) 763-2573
Physical Therapy.................................(320) 762-6079
Physical Therapy (Clinic site) ..............(320) 763-2573
Radiation/Oncology (CentraCare).......(320) 762-8903
Return To Work Program....................(320) 762-6103
Speech Pathology...............................(320) 762-6079
Rehab at YMCA...................................(320) 762-6479
Sports Medicine..................................(320) 335-6078
Surgery Center....................................(320) 762-6030
Surgical Floor......................................(320) 759-4200
Alexandria Clinic, P.A.
610 30th Avenue West, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-5123 or 1-800-646-4220
Appointments: (320)763-2899
www.alexclinic.com
Sanford Health Broadway Clinic
1527 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-0399 or 1-888-640-0399
www.alexandria.sanfordhealth.org
Osakis Medical Clinic
811 3rd Avenue East, Osakis, MN 56360
(320) 859-3038 or 1-800-989-3038
www.alexclinic.com
Heartland Orthopedic Specialists
A Department of Douglas County Hospital
111 17th Ave. E, Suite 101, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-1144 or 1-800-762-1177
www.heartlandorthopedics.com
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Newspapers
The Echo Press, Lakeland Shopping Guide, Canary
P.O. Box 549, 225 7th Ave. E, Alexandria, MN 56308
Echo Press: (320) 763-3133; Tipline: (320) 815-0834
Lakeland Shopping Guide: (320) 762-8385
Website: www.echopress.com;
e-mail: echo@echopress.com
The Osakis Review
P.O. Box 5, 225 7th Ave. E, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-3133 or (320) 859-2143
News Tipline: (320) 304-3113
Website: www.theosakisreview.com
e-mail: achaffins@theosakisreview.com
Television
KSAX-KRWF Television UHF Channel 42
415 Fillmore St. Cable Channel 5
Alexandria, MN 56308, (320) 763-5729
Website: www.ksax.com; e-mail: ksax@ksax.com
Radio Stations
Praise FM (Christian) KBHL: 103.9 FM
P.O. Box 247 KCGN: 101.5 FM
402 Pike Street East KBHZ: 91.9 FM
Osakis, MN 56360
1-800-658-2229
Website: www.praisefm.org; e-mail:
mail@praisefm.org
KIKV FM (Country) 100.7 FM
Cool 94.3 FM (Oldies) 94.3 FM
604 3rd Avenue West, P.O. Box 1024, Alexandria, MN
56308
(320) 762-2154
Websites: www.kikvradio.com, www.cool943.com
e-mail: 100.7@kikvfm.com, email@cool943.com
KXRA AM (News/talk) 1490 AM
KX-92 FM (Classic rock) 92.3 FM
Z99 FM (Pop/rock) 99.3 FM
1312 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-3131
Website: www.kxra.com; e-mail: thefolks@kxra.com
News Media
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Organizations
Aglow International
Arlene Johnson 763-7655
www.aglow.org
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and
Adult Children of Alcoholics & ALANON
1604 Jefferson
Meeting line 762-1116
Kathleen 762-2012
Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA)
Ben Klipfel, Executive Director
David Christman
618 Broadway 762-8300
www.alexandriaareaarts.org
Alexandria Area Baseball Association
David Setterstrom 491-0813
www.AABAbaseball.org
Alexandria Area Community Foundation
Judy Radil 763-6784
P.O. Box 488 (fax) 763-4749
www.alexandriafoundation.org
judy@kaleidoscopebusiness.com
Alexandria Area Economic Development
Commission
Jason Murray, Dir. 763-4545
610 Fillmore, Suite. #1
www.alexmn.org
Alexandria Area Hockey Association
Tom Wosepka 762-0303
P.O. Box 592 www.alexhockey.org
Alexandria Area Ministerial Association
Peter Reishus 762-2444
Alexandria Area Music Teacher’s
Association
Annette Helder 834-4426
Alexandria Area Retired Educators
Russell Larsen 759-7284
Al Holm 763-3383
www.mnream.org
Alexandria Elks Lodge 1685
115 - 15th Ave. W. 763-5670
Alexandria Farmers Market
Ronald Branch 763-6893
Alexandria Figure Skating Club
www.alexandriafigureskating.org
Alexandria Firemen’s Auxiliary
Janell Gronholz 762-1946
Alexandria Garden Club
Bill Skalisky 759-0774
Alexandria Gun Club
David Bartlow 846-3673
Alexandria Hotel and Hospitality, CVB
Sara Stadtherr, Executive Director
1-800-245-2539
www.ExploreAlex.com
Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of
Commerce
Coni McKay, Dir. 763-3161
206 Broadway
www.alexandriamn.org
Alexandria Literacy Project
1204 Hwy 27 W 762-3312
www.thealp.org
Alexandria Opportunity Center
107 Donna Ave 762-2015
Alexandria Radio-Controlled Flyers
Jim Zabel 834-2072
www.alexandriar-cflyers.rchomepage.com
Alexandria Rotary Club
Rachel Barduson 762-0382
Patty Peterson 762-1256
www.alexrotary.com
Alexandria Senior Center
Anne Esterberg, Dir. 762-2087
414 Hawthorne
Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department
Jeff Karrow, Fire Chief 763-6488
302 Fillmore St.
Alexandria Workforce Center
303 22nd. Ave. W., Ste 107 762-7800
www.mnworkforcecenter.org/alexandria
Alexienne Chorus - Chapter of Sweet
Adelines
Kathy Fynboh 834-4661
Joan Huseth 763-4644
American Association of University
Women (AAUW)
Joan Larson 846-7061
American Cancer Society (and support
group)
Kayla Hawkinson 324-7184
www.cancer.org
kayla.hawkinson@cancer.org
St. Cloud office 1-800-239-7028
Cancer information 1-800-227-2345
American Dairy Association
Bill Dropik Jr. 762-0779
American Heart Association
1-800-242-8721
American Legion Auxiliary
Dorothy Schultz 762-2285
American Legion Post #87
Owen Miller, Commander 763-4845
Joel Novak, Adjutent 759-9826
alp87alex@aol.com
American Red Cross, West Central MN
Chapter
Linda Blackmore, Executive Director
251-7641
Ken Voigt, Community Coordinator
701 Broadway, Ste 101 763-3800
www.redcrossmn.org
Service to Armed Forces: 877-272-7337
Arc West Central Minnesota
Donna Atherton, program coord.
(218) 233-5949
Angie Schmitz 1517 Will-O-B Lane
www.arcwestcentral.org
1-800-411-0124
Alexandria Fire Dept.
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Art in the Park (A function of AAAA)
618 Broadway 762-8300
www.alexandriaareaarts.org
Awake the Lakes
Coni McKay 763-3161
www.awakethelakes.com
Birthright Pregnancy Resource Center
1114 Broadway, Ste. 5 762-1224
www.birthright.org 1-800-550-4900
Blue Star Mothers
Roxanne Hustad 852-7533
Boy Scouts - Northern Lights Council
District Office (Alexandria) 808-5096
Jim Stratton 834-3728
www.nlcbsa.org
Brush and Palette Club
Jana Tonsfeldt 815-8384
Caryn Olson 762-2366
Catholic Charities 1-800-830-8254
Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra
Brad Lambrecht 701-361-4421
Central Lakes Concert Association
Randy Morken 491-6308
762-2196
Central Lakes Music Club
Karen Erickson 762-1713
Century Center Merchants Association
Dan Loken 762-3983
2306 S. Broadway, Ste. 8
Child Care Resource & Referral
700 Cedar 759-3993
Community Action Program (CAP) -
West Central Minnesota Communities
Action, Inc. & RSVP Program
www.wcmca.org 1-800-492-4805
Community Education (School Dist. 206)
Susan Scarborough, dir. 762-3310
1410 S. McKay Ave. Suite 201
www.alexandria.k12.mn.us/ce
Constellation Lodge #81 Masons AF & AM
205 - 6th Ave. E 763-3177
Developmental Achievement Center
(DAC)
524 Willow Dr. 762-1771
Diversity Resource Action Alliance (DRAA)
Shari Maloney 762-4466
www.diversitytoday.org
Douglas Area Trails Association (DATA)
Bill Anderson and Jeff Linn 834-2033
Dollars for Scholars, Alexandria
Deb Herges, Vice Chair 762-4727
Douglas County Committee on Aging
725 Elm St., Suite 1200
Mary Krueger 762-3047
Douglas County Democrats
Beth Jansen, Chair 763-7831
Douglas County Extension
720 Fillmore, Ste. B090 762-3890
www.extension.umn.edu
Douglas County Fair
Dale Buchholz, secretary 760-1278
www.mndouglascofair.com
Douglas County Farm Bureau
460 Northside Dr. NE, Ste. 4
763-4442
Douglas County Geneaology Guild
Marcine Nightengale 762-0382
Kim Dillon
Douglas County Historical Society
Rachel Barduson, Dir. 762-0382
1219 Nokomis St. www.dchsmn.org
Douglas County Hospice 763-6018
Douglas County Hospital Education Dept.
111 - 17th Ave. East 762-6094
www.dchospital.com
Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary
Vickie Olmschenk 762-6024
Douglas County Lakes Association
Dorothy Klemann, Secretary
762-8005 www.dclamn.org
Douglas County Library
Main Desk 762-3014
720 Fillmore
www.douglascountylibrary.org
Douglas County Library Friends &
Foundation
720 Fillmore 762-3014
Douglas County Pork Producers
Don Buse 834-4972
Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf
12th & Lake Sts. 762-8411
Douglas County Public Health
725 Elm, Suite 1200 763-6018
Douglas County Public Works
762-2999
Douglas County Republicans
Dan Haglin 815-9614
Douglas County Public Health Senior
Office
725 Elm St., Suite 1200
Mary Krueger 762-3047
Douglas County Social Services
www.co.douglas.mn.us 762-2302
Douglas County Veterans Service Ctr.
762-3883
Downtown Merchants Association
Jeff Meland 491-4732
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)
Douglas County Sheriff Dept.
216 - 7th Ave. W 762-8151
Ducks Unlimited Inc.
Terry Kostinek 852-8082
www.ducks.org
Eagles Club
526 N. Nokomis 763-3063
Ecumen Bethany Community
Volunteer opportunities and
provider of senior living services
762-1567
Education Minnesota - Alexandria
Mike Donahue 762-2142
Elder Network
420 12th Ave. E. Rm. 32 763-9084
Epilepsy Foundation
2229 Roosevelt Rd. 1-800-779-0777
St. Cloud, MN 56301 529-0000
www.efmn.org
Evansville Arts Center 218-948-2787
Red Willow Arts Coalition
Concert on Courthouse Lawn
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Experience Works
Michael Pattee 763-6883
700 Cedar St. Suite 210
www.experienceworks.org
4-H Clubs (Extension Service)
Jodi Hintzen 762-3890
720 Fillmore, Suite B090
Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin
Lakes & Pines
460 Northside Dr. NE Suite 30
1-800-339-4687
Linda Bear 759-1196
www.gslakesandpines.org
Greater Alexandria Area Association of
Realtors
Sandy Thorson 762-2022
Fatima Holm 491-8372
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County
Lori Anderson, Exec. Dir. 762-4255
1211 N. Nokomis NE
www.hfhdouglascounty.org
info@hfhdouglascounty.org
Ice Fishing Challenge
Josh Timm 815-7910
Jaycees
Voicemail 834-3030
www.alexjaycees.com
Jingle Bells Telethon
Kathy Schlosser 491-6815
Kiwanis Club - Golden K
Harvey Weisel 763-5824
Kiwanis Club - Noon
Bruce Nelson 808-0575
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 762-5572
Knute Nelson - “Friends of Knute”
Auxiliary & Volunteers
Judy Thielke, Volunteer Coord.
420 -12th Ave. E 763-1162
www.knutenelson.org
jthielke@knutenelson.org
Lake Miltona Resorts & Visitor Bureau
Steve at Woodland Resort
218-943-5191
Lake Region Arts Council
133 South Mill St. (218) 739-5780
Fergus Falls MN 56537
800-262-ARTS
lrac4@lracgrants.org www.lrac4.org
Lakes Area Quilters
Jean Back (612) 605-8127
Lakes Area Humane Society
3811 Nevada St. SW 759-2260
www.lakesareahumanesociety.org
Lakes Area Professional Child Care Assn.
Amy Weller 491-2595
Lakes Area Professional Women (LAPW)
LaTresse Snead 763-1063
www.lakesareaprofessionalwomen.org
Lakes Area Recreation
Fritz Bukowski 762-2868
720 Fillmore, Suite B020
www.lakesarearecreation.com
Lakes Chamber Music Society
www.alexfest.org 762-5666
LEARN - Home Educators
Chad Ferguson 763-8890
Legal Services of NW Minnesota
(free) 1-800-450-2552
Let’s Go Fishing With Seniors
Mary Krueger 762-3047
725 Elm St. Suite 1200
www.lgfalexandria.com
Lions Club (Evening)
Don Arm 762-0666
Lions Club (Golden Brothers)
Jerry VanKempen 763-3204
Lions Club (Sunrise)
Harold Koep 762-1830
Lutheran Social Services and Lifeworks
Jody Shaskey-Setright 762-5124
507 22nd Ave. E. Suite 1
Emergency 1-888-881-8261
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
Headquarters (612) 825-6831
mccl.org
Minnesota Deer Hunters
Mark Nohre 763-4002
alexandria@mndeerhunters.com
Minnesota Rural Education Association
P.O. Box 155, Brandon 762-6574
Minnesouri Association of Cottages
12852 Minnesouri Club Rd. NE
852-7300
Miracle Horse Riders
Candy Esterberg 218-267-5216
Model Railroad Club
Tom Skuza 612-219-8699
Muskies Inc. - Vikingland Chapter
Chris Willander, Pres. (612) 554-8170
Dave Williamson, Vice Pres.
(320) 491-2898
National Guard Armory
310 Broadway 762-7817
www.1-800-go-guard.com
Newcomers Club
Toni Apse (651) 485-1803
New Horizons for Widows/Widowers
Carole Magnuson 834-3101
Parkinson’s Support Group
Ann Hanson 763-9520
PEO Chapter AO
Kay Sukobich 846-5132
Planned Parenthood
1103 Broadway, Ste. 110 762-0766
www.plannedparenthood.org
Pheasants Forever
douglascounty.pheasantsforever.org
PLUS Kids (Parents Love Us Kids)
818 Elm Street 762-4100
pluskids@wingsfamilyservices.com
Quilts Along The Trail
Carol Mihalchick 859-3800
Rainbow Rider Public Transit
1-800-450-7770
www.rainbowriderbus.com
Red Hat Clubs
Marcia Bolin 524-2174
Red Willow Arts Coalition
Sandy Susag 763-7161
Resorters Golf Tournament
Ron Rebrovich 763-3605
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
West Central Communities Action
Heather Thromodson
1-800-492-4805
If you’d like to have your organiza-
tion listed in this publication, e-mail
tbitzan@echopress.com or call (320)
763-1211 for inclusion in next year’s
Guide to Douglas County!
Habitat for Humanity
Organizations
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Runestone Amateur Radio Club
George Schouweiler 886-5346
Runestone Area Education District #61-
6014
Carla Ptacek, Director 763-5559
700 Northside Drive NE
Runestone Community Center
Rod Lorenz 763-4466
City Hall - 704 Broadway
Runestone Go Kart Association
James Fults 760-3868
Ron Johnson 491-2618
www.runestonegokart.com
Runestone Museum
206 Broadway 763-3160
www.runestonemuseum.org
Runestone Regional Learning Center
Carla Ptacek, Director 762-0627
700 Northside Drive NE
Runestone Rockettes
Janice Schogren 763-9700
Salvation Army
622 E. Vernon Ave., Fergus Falls
www.salvationarmy.org
218-739-9692
Senior Companion Program
Deb Shay 762-2974
Sertoma Club
Alan Iverson - 2012 763-5900
Anthony Zimny - 2013 762-2124
Sheriff’s Posse
Val Mason 815-6759
Sheriff’s Office 762-8151
Shrine Hospital - Area Chair
Lauren VanWyck, President
Brion Golde, Secretary 763-9212
Shriners Circus
Bill Weaver, Chair 763-5890
Ralph Berg 763-7605
Someplace Safe
www.someplacesafe.info
700 Cedar St., Suite 237 762-1995
Sons of Norway - Runic Vennskap Lodge
#530
Judy Burkey 763-3290
Special Olympics
218-631-2281 ext. 1063
Karyn Sportel 852-7664
www.specialolympicsminnesota.org
Support Groups/Health Care
www.alexclinic.com 763-5123
www.dchospital.com 762-1511
Theatre L’Homme Dieu
Summer Season: 846-3150
PO Box 1086
www.tlhd.org
United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties
Jessica Boyer, Executive Director
834-7800
2504 Aga Dr., Suite 1, P. O. Box 1148
www.uwdp.org
VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars
1102 - 3rd Ave. E 763-9221
Viking Speedway
Phil Merten 760-9614
www.vikingspeedway.net
Viking Sportsmen
Steve Hoskins 846-7975
www.vikingsportsmen.org
Vikingland American
Scandinavians
Elda Lindquist 763-7478
Vikingland Band Festival
Greg DeGier 491-9268
Rhonda Blaser
www.vikinglandbandfestival.com
1-800-235-9441
Vikingland Builders Association
Paula Shelander 763-3301
www.vikinglandbuilders.com
Vikingland Community Support
700 Cedar, Ste. 144 763-6261
(The) Village Family Service Center
460 Northside Dr. #5 762-8851
www.thevillagefamily.org
1-888-861-4584
Vintage Car Club
Don Kingston 846-3637
Waska Riders Saddle Club
Jim Kraft 424-2377
Weight Loss Club - TOPS
(Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Vicki Schreiner-Kaiser 587-8155
Wings Family Supportive Services
1417 Broadway 763-6638
www.wingsfamilyservices.com
Women’s Club
Kathryn LeBrasseur 763-3394
Zetetic Study Club
Pat Shogren 763-6032
Quilts Along the Trail
Vikingland Band
Festival
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Schools
Alexandria Technical & Community College
1601 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-0221 or 1-888-234-1222
Administrator: Kevin Kopischke
E-mail: kevink@alextech.edu
Website: www.alextech.edu
Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) was ranked eighth in
“America’s Best Community Colleges 2010” by Washington Monthly mag-
azine. ATCC is the best regional, publicly funded college in West Central
Minnesota. For the third year, ATCC ranked first among all public two-year
colleges in Minnesota in the governor’s Report on Higher Education
Performance in retention, graduation rate and combined graduation and
transfer rate.
Proof of the college’s commitment to excellence is demonstrated in the
job placement rate of its graduates, which has been consistently more
than 90 percent for several decades. The entire college population is ded-
icated to success through these general learning outcomes for all stu-
dents: core literacy skills, occupation and career skills, information media
and technology use skills, and community participation.
With more than 50 programs delivering hands-on learning in a friendly,
supportive atmosphere with personal attention from faculty and staff,
ATCC is proud of its record of success and is working hard to build on it.
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Alexandria - Dist. 206
1410 South McKay Ave., Suite 201
Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 762-2141
Website: www.alexandria.k12.mn.us
E-mail: 206info@alexandria.k12.mn.us
Superintendent: Terry Quist
Jefferson High School........(320) 762-2142
Principal: Chad Duwenhoegger
Discovery Middle School ..(320) 762-7900
Principal: Matt Aker
Lincoln Elementary ............(320) 762-3320
Principal: Brendan Bogart
Voyager Elementary..........(320) 762-5437
Principal: Dana Christenson
Woodland Elementary.......(320) 762-3300
Principal: Scott Heckert
Garfield Elementary...........(320) 834-2261
Principal: Lisa Pikop
Carlos Elementary.............(320) 852-7181
Principal: Lisa Pikop
Miltona Science Magnet Elementary
Principal: Lisa Pikop..........(218) 943-2371
Community Education ......(320) 762-3310
Director: Susan Scarborough
Early Education Center .....(320) 762-3305
Coordinator: Connie Good
School board:
Dean Anderson.....................(320) 762-2122
Dave Anderson .....................(320) 762-8414
Sandy Susag..........................(320) 763-7161
Jim Hafdal .............................(320) 762-2299
Pam Carlson..........................(320) 762-0647
Jean Robley...........................(320) 759-2654
Alan Zeithamer .....................(320) 766-7730
The District 206 School Board meets
on the 3rd Monday of each month except
in January and February when (due to fed-
eral holidays) meetings are the 4th
Monday.
Discovery Middle School
At Discovery Middle School (DMS), students experience growth academically and
personally. Staff is committed to excellence and aims to help students reach their
academic and personal potential. Students take courses in English, math, science
and social studies. DMS is also proud to be a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) school
– a program that engages students in science, math and engineering. A host of
electives are offered, such as family and consumer science, visual and industrial
arts, music, foreign languages, computers and drama.
DMS also offers programming that provides an academically challenging curricu-
lum and the potential to earn high school credits. Students have access to pro-
grams that include math competitions, an engineering club and knowledge bowl.
DMS also offers co-curricular activities, from athletics to fine arts to specialty clubs.
A personalized setting is fostered by “teaming” in grades 7 and 8. Core-course
teachers share the same group of students, allowing for special learning opportu-
nities and better student-teacher interaction.
Discovery Middle School is located at 510 McKay Avenue in Alexandria.
Jefferson High School
Jefferson High School (JHS) serves as an educational home to 920 students. JHS is
committed to academic excellence and making positive learning connections with
students. Our staff works hard to ensure that every student feels connected to our
school, while providing a diverse, personalized and rigorous education. It offers
more than 180 required and elective courses including Advanced Placement,
College Level Exam Programs, Dual Credit and articulated credit courses, individu-
alized study and career/service mentorships. The special education program is
comprehensive, with a staff that believes every student can learn and achieve.
Students also have opportunities to explore several classes through post second-
ary partnerships.
The co-curricular program offers more than 50 quality fine arts, athletic and academic
opportunities for student participation beyond the regular classroom day. These
activities have continually excelled in regional and state competitions. The JHS staff
and administration work hard to make sure every student has the opportunity to
graduate on time and be prepared for post secondary learning opportunities.
Jefferson High School is located at 1401 Jefferson Street in Alexandria.
District
206
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Voyager Elementary
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 equip-
ment and Smart Board technology. Voyager holds special theme days, reading pro-
motion activities, and family events.
Dedicated, experienced classroom teachers, specialists in media/technology,
music, art and physical education, along with teachers and support staff in 13 cat-
egories of special education, provide a quality-learning program. The standards
based curriculum is designed to meet needs of individual learners. A variety of aca-
demic enrichment and at-risk programs are offered in addition to the school day.
Voyager Elementary School is located at 203 County Road 44 in Alexandria.
Woodland Elementary
Situated on a 48-acre site, Woodland Elementary School is designed to provide a sustain-
able, efficient and flexible learning environment. Numerous learning options engage stu-
dents and provide teachers environments that support what and how they teach. The out-
door classroom and the nature trail provide learning experiences beyond classroom walls.
A school garden provides fresh produce as part of the school lunch program. Teaching
staff members are highly trained in the balanced literacy framework. This style of teach-
ing focuses on differentiating instruction to teach reading and writing according to indi-
vidual student needs.
Specialized instruction is offered through special education and gifted programming. The
Everyday Math curriculum combined with AVMR/SNAP provides students with math
skills that prepare them for real world math situations. Classrooms are equipped with
Smart Boards and presentation systems. Woodland has two computer labs in the media
center and a number of iPads and laptops that are wireless for classroom instruction.
Families are provided with many opportunities to be engaged in our school.
Woodland Elementary School is located at 1410 South McKay Avenue in Alexandria.
Lincoln Elementary
Lincoln Elementary is “home” to approximately 540 students in grades K–6. The profes-
sional, progressive and student-centered staff offers a variety of program options and
instructional styles. They continue to pursue best practice instruction as evidenced by
the adoption of the balanced literacy primary model for reading and writing. Special area
teachers instruct students in physical education, music, art and media/technology.
Specialized instruction is offered based on needs of individual students through reading
intervention programs, such as Strategic Reading Intervention and Leveled Literacy
Intervention; Special Education and Gifted and Talented programming.
Technology opportunities exist for all students. Three computer labs are available for media/technology
instruction, research and multi-media projects, and curriculum-based activities. Computers are available in
all classrooms and many have presentation systems for large group displays and interactions. Families are
provided with many opportunities to be actively involved in their children’s education.
Lincoln Elementary School is located at 1120 Lark Street in Alexandria.
District
206
Garfield, Miltona Science Magnet
and Carlos Elementary schools are
K-6 schools that are part of
Alexandria School District 206.
Staff at all three schools are com-
mitted to providing quality educa-
tion for each student.
The schools feature up-to-date
technology opportunities for stu-
dents at all levels. Computers are
available in each classroom and
media center along with presenta-
tion systems that allow for interac-
tion. Special area teachers instruct
in physical education, music, art
and media/technology.
Specialized programming is
offered through Reading
Intervention, Special Education,
Title I, Leveled Literacy Intervention
and Gifted and Talented classes.
Garfield Elementary staff mem-
bers nurture students in an open,
friendly atmosphere. The family
atmosphere permeates the school
and is supported by involved par-
ents. Garfield provides many cre-
ative educational opportunities
supported by experienced teach-
ers.
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 environ-
ment.” Teachers work hard to inte-
grate science into the curriculum
whenever possible. Cross country
skis, snow shoes and GPS devices
help get students involved in the
environment year-round.
Carlos Elementary School is a lit-
tle school with a lot of heart! The
staff is committed to providing a
quality education for each student.
Teachers know that the four walls
surrounding student desks are just
one of many areas where instruc-
tion occurs. From the playground
to field trips, students encounter
journeys that give them memories
to last a lifetime. Carlos has a child-
care program before and after
school that allows for supervised
activities and homework.
Garfeld, Miltona, Carlos (GMC) Elementaries
Community Education
District 206 Community Education
offers programs and services to
thousands of lifelong learners in
the district. There are hundreds of
opportunities for people of all ages
to develop skills, determine inter-
est and discover talents.
Early Education (Birth to K)
• Early Childhood Family
Education (ECFE)
• Creating Learners - District
206 Preschool
• Early Childhood Special
Education (ECSE)
• Early Education Center
K-12 Youth Programs
• K-12 Classes
• Compass School Age Care
• High School Service
Opportunities
Adult Learning
• Adult Education Classes
• Online Classes
• Adult Basic Education (ABE)
• Community Engagement
Initiatives
• Volunteer Program
• Mentor Program
For more information, contact
Community Education at (320) 762-
3310 or visit the office located in
Suite #201 on the second floor of
Woodland Elementary School at
1410 South McKay Avenue in
Alexandria.
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Early Education Center
School District 206 has provided early child-
hood programming since 1982. The following
programs are offered at its Early Education
Center site:
• Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
• School Readiness Preschool Programs
• Alexandria Family School
• Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
• Head Start*
This co-location of programming allows for
matching a wide variety of services with the
needs of participating children. *Head Start is
a collaborative partner and subleases space
in the Early Education Center from the dis-
trict.
The Early Education Center is located in the
south wing of Woodland Elementary School
located at 1410 South McKay Avenue, Suite
#102 in Alexandria.
District
206
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Brandon District 207
206 West 3rd Street, P.O. Box 185, Brandon, MN 56315
(320) 524-2263 or (320) 834-4084
Website: www.brandon.k12.mn.us
Superintendent: Mark Westby
Senior high principal: Tom Trisko
Elementary principal: Mark Westby
School board: Deb Schaffer - (320) 834-4703; Randy
Bettermann - (320) 834-4751; Deb Sullivan - (320) 834-
4409; Kevin Challes - (320) 524-2333; Michelle Schaefer -
(320) 834-5347; Tim Lauthen - (320) 834-2364
The Brandon School Board meets on the 3rd Monday of
each month.
Evansville District 208
123 2nd Ave., P.O. Box 40, Evansville, MN 56326
(218) 948-2241, (320) 834-4841
Website: www.evansville.k12.mn.us
Superintendent/Principal: Mark Westby
School board: David Anderson - (320) 834-4629; Shane Englund -
(218) 948-2063; Cori Gardner - (218) 948-2296; Ethan Henneman -
(320) 834-4543; Kent Huisman - (218) 948-2428; Carol Juul - (320) 834-
4569, Andy Siira - (320) 524-2766
The Evansville School Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month.
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Osakis District 213
500 East 1st Avenue, PO Box X, Osakis, MN 56360
(320) 859-2191 Website: www.osakis.k12.mn.us
Superintendent: John Peterka
Senior high principal: Tim Roggenbuck
Elementary principal: Pat Ryan
School board: Steve Hilde - (320) 859-2766; Tom Grundman - (320) 859-
4574; Lorraine Nomeland - (320) 859-4173; Pat Hildebrandt - (320) 859-
2959; Shari Maloney - (320) 859-3098; Monica Klimek - (320) 808-8885
The Osakis School Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month.
West Central Area District 2342
301 County Road 2, Barrett, MN 56311
(320) 528-2650 Website: www.westcentralareaschools.net
Superintendent: Patrick J. Westby
WCA South Elementary: 31 North Central Ave., Kensington, MN 56343 (320) 965-2724
Dean of Students Harold Nelson
WCA Secondary School: 301 Co. Rd. 2, Barrett, MN 56311 (320) 528-2520
Principal: Nels Onstad
School board: Daryl Amundson - (320) 528-2327; Janice Amundson - (218) 685-
4115; Charles Meidl - (320) 986-2645; JoAnn Jacoby - (218) 685-4045; Chad Biss -
(218) 458-2276; Steve Martineau - (218) 458-2280; Deb Starner - (320) 986-2323
The West Central Area School Board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month.
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St. Mary’s Catholic School
421 Hawthorne, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-5861 Website: 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 atmos-
phere 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.
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2505 Hwy. 29 North, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-4050 Website: newtestamentchristianschool.org
Principal/Administrator: Leslie Shjerve
New Testament is dedicated to providing the best possible education to students in all
three areas of their being: physical, mental and spiritual. A family's influence on a child's
spiritual growth is the mainstay of the child's relationship with Christ. The staff encour-
ages and supplements that relationship. If a child comes with a concern or need, we
pray for that child before and after school, or in a classroom setting. The Bible says,
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St. Agnes Catholic School
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(320) 859-2130; Website: www.stagnesosakis.com
Co-Principals: Kimra Kirksey and Pat Pospisil
St. Agnes offers spiritual and academic growth for students, staff, parents and the parish com-
munity. 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.
Zion Lutheran School
300 Lake St., Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-4842 Website: www.zionalex.org
Principal: Lynn Peffer
Zion is a fully-accredited preschool through grade 8 program that offers quality, Christian-
based education. We provide a well-rounded curriculum in core subjects as well as reli-
gion, music, art, physical ed. 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.
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June
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July
4th of July Fireworks
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Celebrity Auction
Osakis City-Wide Garage Sales
Flower Pots & Garden Stops
Parish Festival
August
Douglas County Fair, Alexandria
Osakis Silverstreak Golf Classic
September
Sportsmen’s Club Corn Feed
Quilts Along the Trail
October
Christmas Boutique
Community Halloween Party
November
Holiday Bazaar
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
December
Santa Day
January
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February
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Local Websites
Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission ...www.alexmn.org
Alexandria Hotel and Hopsitality, CVB ....................www.ExploreAlex.com
Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce ....www.alexandriamn.org
Alexandria city...................................www.ci.alexandria.mn.us
Alexandria community ......................www.ouralexandria.com
Alexandria Police Department .......www.alexandriapolice.com
Alexandria Township...................www.alexandriatownship.org
Brandon city ...........................................www.brandonmn.com
Brandon township ..........................www.brandontownship.org
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
Osakis city..............................................www.cityofosakis.com
Miltona city .....................................................www.miltona.org
Miltona township.............................www.miltonatownship.org
State/Federal Websites
Minnesota DNR ........................................www.dnr.state.mn.us
Minnesota Road Conditions ............................www.511mn.org
National Weather Service ...........................www.nws.noaa.gov
State of Minnesota – North Star....................www.state.mn.us
United States Government ..................................www.usa.gov
Important Phone #s
EMERGENCY..........................................................................911
Law enforcement (non-emergency)
Alexandria Police .........................................(320) 763-6631
Brandon Police..............................................(320) 762-8151
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office....................(320) 762-8151
Forada Police ...............................................(320) 762-8151
Osakis Police ................................................(320) 859-2550
MN State Patrol.............................................(218) 847-1584
Fire departments (non-emergency)
Alexandria .....................................................(320) 763-6488
Carlos ............................................................(320) 852-7255
Leaf Valley Fire Department .........................(320) 834-2540
Miltona ..........................................................(218) 948-1501
Brandon.........................................................(320) 524-2220
Evansville.......................................................(320) 834-4995
Garfield..........................................................(320) 834-2223
Kensington ....................................................(320) 965-2531
Osakis............................................................(320) 859-2834
Millerville ......................................................(320) 876-2295
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
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Items Accepted at the
Recycling Center:
• Corrugated Cardboard
• Plastic: PETE #1 or HDPE #2
(no motor oil containers)
• Glass: Clean, clear, green or brown
containers, can be comingled
(no windows, dishes or ceramics)
• Newspaper
• Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books, Boxboard
• Office Paper (white & lightly colored
paper)
• Steel Cans (labels removed & rinsed)
• Aluminum Cans
• Used Motor Oil, Old Gasoline
• Metal Objects (must be 90% or more
metal, remove webbing from
lawn chairs)
• Yard Waste: Accepted during SUMMER
months (no twigs or branches)
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
The Recycling Center has an attendant to assist you.
Instructions for FREE disposal of
Household Hazardous Waste
for residents of Douglas & Pope counties
• Drain Cleaner • Glues • Toilet Bowl Cleaners
• Antifreeze • Cell Phones • Oil Filters • Latex & Oil Paint
• Insecticides • Varnish • Oven Cleaners • Stain • Sealers
• Paint Removers • Ink Jet Cartridges • Disinfectants
• Lead Acid Batteries • Rechargeable & Button Batteries
Use these steps to properly dispose:
1. Call 763-9340 or 800-972-6318 for info.
2. Follow instructions on safely packaging &
transporting the wastes to the facility.
(The HHW Facility is for households only. Business &
agricultural wastes are NOT accepted.)
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 12pm & 1pm-4 pm
Free household hazardous waste event in Pope
County on Saturday, September 22. Watch
website or call for more info!
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