Jingle Bells Telethon 2022

(Alexandria, MN) — December 11th, 2022 —  For the past 74 years, the Jingle Bells Foundation in Alexandria has raised money to help those in need during the holiday season.    This years Telethon happened on Saturday night, December 10th.   During the 5 hour broadcast from 5-10pm, they raised $99,111.00. Additional money is expected to arrive as donations are open to the end of the year. The money used to buy

Alexandria Lights on Broadway

(Alexandria, MN) — November 26th,2022 — Alexandria kicked off the holiday season with something old, and something new.     Friday, the public was invited to Christmas at the fort.  This event has happened the Friday after Thanksgiving for decades.   It was started by the Runestone Museum, and the Maritime Museum next door has joined the celebration.   Hundreds of families came out to vote for their favorite Christmas Tree, visit with

Alexandria Inventor Creates the Marshmallow Mitt

The Perfect Marshmallow IS possible. No more Marshmallows falling into the Flames. (Alexandria MN) —  It’s taken about 12 years — and more than 1,200 files on his computer — but Jeff Roste’s idea has come to fruition. It all started when he was roasting marshmallows around a campfire with his family, and one of his son’s marshmallows kept falling into the fire. “My son goes, ‘Dad, you’ve got to

Vikingland Band Festival Alexandria

(Alexandria, MN) — June 27th, 2022 —  Each year on the last weekend of June, the Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria plays host to a variety of Marching Bands who compete in multiple classes and categories.   Over the years, the Vikingland Band Festival has played host to 94 bands from 7 States, 3 Provinces and Norway.   This years event included 16 bands plus the host, Alexandria. The Vikingland Band Festival

Minnesota State High School Clay Target League

(Alexandria, MN) — June 21st, 2022 — High school athletes and teams representing schools from across the state  participated at the 2022 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Championships. The Trap Shooting Championship were held at the Alexandria Shooting Park from June 13th through June 21st. The nine-day event is the world’s largest clay target shooting event, and featured 7,897 athletes from 329 Minnesota high school teams. The 2022

Dr Abbasi Inspired Spine

(Burnsville, Mn)  —  April 13, 2022 — The OLLIF procedure is a true minimally invasive lumbar fusion technique that employs an incision of 15mm, produces up to 90% less blood loss than a traditional fusion, and requires no muscle detachment to access the disc space. Many patients are ambulatory within hours after surgery and are often discharged the same day. No deep infections have occurred during the first 1,500 procedures.  By tremendously

Earl and Sonya Anderson

(Alexandria MN)– February 28th, 2022 — Alexandria residents Earl and Sonya Anderson have been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Volunteer Snowmobile Instructors of the Year for 2021. The award typically goes to one person, but the Andersons have worked together for years to certify nearly 6,500 students in snowmobile safety. Earl and Sonya Anderson committed to providing foundation for lifetime of safe riding Going Above and Beyond The

Patriot Awards

ALEXANDRIA, MN. (November 3, 2021) – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve, or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors for support provided directly to the nominating Service member and his or