The Fireplace Store has new showroom

September 1, 2019
They have been keeping homes warm and cozy in the lakes area since 1997 The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. Winter is coming. What better way to bring warmth and comfort to your home or ...

A TV family reunion

September 1, 2019
Former KCMT-TV team reminisces about moments both on and off the air Take two former anchormen, a popular radio personality who was the last local TV anchor, a former weatherman turned familiar radio voice while owning and anchoring a new ...

Your boiler and in-floor heat experts

August 1, 2019
‘If you have a big problem and you want it fixed right, call these guys.’ If you are having trouble with your current boiler, in-floor heat system or any hydronic system in your home or business, Koegel Plumbing and Heating ...

Let no veteran be forgotten

July 1, 2019
Fundraising underway for new Veterans Memorial Park A project to establish a long-lasting memorial and tribute to those who have served honorably in any branch of the United States Armed Forces is underway in Alexandria. The project mission statement welcomes ...

Personalized care for your loved ones

April 1, 2019
Linds have added third funeral home, second generation From the moment you walk into the new Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services home in Alexandria, you will notice a difference from other funeral homes you may have visited. “One thing ...

From dream to reality

September 1, 2018
Alexandria teacher started assembling community orchestra 10 years ago Ten years ago Brad Lambrecht had a “pipe dream” about starting a community orchestra that could offer symphonic music for all to enjoy, right in the middle of Minnesota in the ...

Ask the Expert: What is a Lyric listening device?

July 1, 2018
Answers by Andrea Speckmier, Hearing Instrument Specialist, at HearLife of Minnesota, Alexandria location What is a Lyric listening device?
Lyric (Leer-ik) is the smallest listening device on the market. It is 100 percent invisible and worn inside the ear. Lyric ...

Ask the Expert: The market is hot… do I need a Realtor?

June 1, 2018
Question
Do I really need a Realtor when the market is so hot?
Answer by Carl Kvale, a real estate agent with Edina Realty, Alexandria This question I think comes up a lot in a seller’s market, which is one ...

Looking for that extra design edge?

September 1, 2017
Winning Edge Graphics helps businesses stand out with design, products, services There are times when a business or event needs a little “edge” to be successful. That extra something to make it stand out in comparison to competitors. Some might ...

‘Never been happier with my hearing’

August 1, 2017
HearLife of MN has been improving patients’ lives through better hearing for more than 10 years in the Alexandria area. The Hearlife team includes Dr. Tara Brink, Andrea Speckmier, Stacy Wicklund and Angie Yanda. Each plays an important role in ...

Alexandria’s grand hotel era

July 1, 2017
“This place has been here for a long time…a little bit of prairie held loosely in the fingers of sparkling blue lakes clothed in gloves of the dark green foliage of oaks and other trees that grew along the shores,” ...

A true love story, continued with help

June 1, 2015
How Knute Nelson Home Care is helping to keep them together Personalized one-to-one health care offered in your home with services tailored to each situation. That is what Knute Nelson Home Care is all about. Knute Nelson has been serving ...

Arabella Manor to expand this summer

December 30, 2013
Joni M. Neal and Kimberly Englund love the residents of Arabella Manor, an independent-living apartment complex for adults 55 and better in Alexandria. The two women have developed individual relationships that go far beyond knowing the first and last name ...

StoneManor open for residents Aug. 1

July 31, 2013
New apartment complex is a smartly designed, well constructed environment in Alexandria     Easy living. That was what the developers had in mind when they envisioned StoneManor, the newest apartment complex in the Alexandria area.     “We believe we have created the ...

Mission to Haiti: Firmin’s Coming

July 31, 2013
Lakes Area Loves Haiti I know I am late with this post. We have been incredibly busy with a team staying at our house at the same time we are doing our usual Medika Mamba clinic and related activities. I ...