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The NY TIMES has a slick tool available on their web-site to help people in their decision to buy or rent. You can compare the costs of renting and buying equivalent homes. A nice chart is produced showing the annual savings from owning or renting. It even offers advanced settings so that you can...
04/12/2007
The 2007 annual report from Alexandria's Assessor's office shows that the market value of all property within the city increased from $772 million in 2005 to nearly $895 million in 2006, a 16 percent increase. The majority of the value, nearly 55 percent, was derived from residential and agricult...
04/11/2007
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Alexandria has once again been designated a Tree City USA city. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. To qualify for Tree City USA, a town or city must meet four stan...
04/11/2007
Mill Lake is a spring fed, deep and clear lake, with 5 miles of shoreline and 650 acres in size. A mill was once located on the lakeshore, and this is were the lake got it's name. It is a very picturesque lake with several bays and a wooded shoreline that enhance its beauty. Walleyes, northern, l...
04/10/2007
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Did you know that the largest lake in Douglas County,Lake Miltona, could have easily been named Lake Roadruck? In 1866-67, Indiana's Benjamin Roadruck and his wife, Florence Miltona Roadruck, settled on the west end of what in now Lake Miltona which was named in honor of them. See what real estat...
04/09/2007
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6 miles east of Alexandria is 710 acre Smith Lake. With a maximum depth of 32 feet, spring fed Smith has pleasant woods surrounding the lake providing a quiet, peaceful atmosphere for nature lovers.Lake Notes: Specializing in Northern Pike, Bluegill and Crappie. Walleye, Largemouth Bass and Sunfi...
04/08/2007
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10 miles south of Alexandria is a lake Big Ole could fit in his pocket. Fittingly, it is name Pocket Lake. The shoreline of Pocket Lake is 4.7 miles and consists of hardwood forests and wooded pastures of varying elevations. The maximum depth of Pocket is 40 feet and the median depth is 15 feet. ...
04/08/2007
In 1858, a 20 X 30 mile area of land and water was given the name Douglas County. Five men are known to have settled in Douglas County in 1858. Three of the men, named Holmes, Grant, and Sanford, settled in what became known as Homes City on Grant Lake. Two brothers, Alexander and William Kinkead...
04/08/2007
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Lake Moses is located approximately 20 miles northwest of Alexandria and is named after the biblical figure. The shoreline cover consists of a hardwood fringe with grasslands on gentle slopes.The area of the lake is 871 acres and has a maximum depth of 32 feet with the median depth being 16 feet....
04/08/2007
TOP LAKEHOME SALES BY SOLD PRICE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY, MINNESOTAMARCH, 2007 3. 3724 Christopherson Road, Alexandria, MN (50 feet of lakeshore on Lake Ida) - sold for $209,9002. 11080 Tall Timbers Road, Garfield, MN (115 feet of lakeshore on Lobster Lake) - sold for $295,0001. 13110 Maple Island Poin...
04/05/2007
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