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By Marshall Brown, BSEE, CHI
(Mid America Inspection Services, LLC)
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  Bi-partisan support for real estate green card may benefit Minnesota lake region  Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) have proposed a bill that would grant foreign investors a three year residential visa if they purchase real estate valued at $500,000 or more.  It does come...

By Realty Executives
(Midwest)
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  Realty Executives Alexandria Home Sales Expands its Business by Launching New Era Alexandria, MN (Grassroots Newswire) September 28, 2009 -- Realty Executives Alexandria Home Sales, located at 504 3rd Avenue East in Alexandria, announces the local real estate brokerage has gone through a change...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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By Carrie Hausmann
(Alexandria Area Realty Inc.)
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Today is my first entry on my blog and I'm looking forward to seeing how many people actually read this. Our local real estate market is what you're interested in, so here's what I have found to be true. The sellers are steadily seeing results in getting things sold. We have seen an increase in s...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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Alexandria has many, many beautiful lakes. In fact, from most places of employment, you can walk out the door and be at a lake within 5 minutes (while Alexandria is a popular, bustling community, traffic isn't a factor in Alexandria). It is tough to choose one as a favorite, but if forced to do s...

By Bridget Schmidt
(Century 21 First Realty)
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We all know that buying or selling a home can be a very time consuming process.  Although there are thousands of people looking to buy homes here in Osakis, it can be a tricky process finding the right person interested in your home.  With thousands of other homes for sale in the area, there is a...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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It will be a  busy weekend in the Lakes Area. If you aren't going to be at Waterama, be sure to stop by Art in the Park on Saturday and Sunday. Held for 31 years at City Park on the shores of Lake Henry, there is arts and crafts but also has live music, food vendors and more. If you aren't going ...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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A joint effort between the DNR and the Viking Sportsmen will help increase the walleye population in the Chain of Lakes. In the fall, the DNR will put approximately 2,5000 pounds of walleye fingerlings into the lakes and this will be matched by the Viking Sportsmen. Fingerlings are one to six mon...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum is now offering sailing classes. "Sailing for Kids" is available July 16th thru the 19th. Times are 1-3 pm for grades 3-5 and 2:30-4 pm for grades 6-8. Classes for teens and adults will be offered later in July and in August. Each class is $50 per person. Cont...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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From the August 30th, 1878 edition of the Alexandria Post:Minnesota, the famed land of "sky-tinted waters," has no other equal area embracing so many attractions to health and pleasure seekers, tourists and sportsmen, as well as permanent residents as are found in Douglas County. The time has now...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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Each year, there is a Walleye tournament on Lake Osakis (Osakis translated in Ojibway means "The Sauk's Lake or Asagi Sagaiiun"), a top-rated fishing lake in Minnesota. It takes places this year June 16th-17th and features 100 two person teams competing for cash prizes. Weigh-ins will take place ...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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Carlos is a small town nearby Alexandria that has a population of 329. The town was named after nearby Lake Carlos, the largest lake on The Chain of Lakes. Most residents of Lake Carlos have Alexandria mailing addresses except for some located on the far northeast end of the lake.The town began t...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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Set to open this spring in Alexandria is a new italian restaurant, Bella's on Broadway at the former home of Kolstad's Clothing. Cafe Bella is a popular italian restaurant in Glenwood (9 Franklin St. N., Glenwood, Minnesota) and Bella's on Broadway will be their sister restaurant. I have heard th...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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There is a lake called Crooked that is 12 miles west of Alexandria and 2 1/2 miles outside of Holmes City. It isn't a deep lake but has a decent maximum depth of 35 feet. 152 acre Crooked Lake is a good fishing lake for families and northerns in the 4-6 pound range are routinely caught.

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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Earlier today, I was in my Volvo heading south towards Maple Lake. Along with me was a couple from a metro area that will soon be moving to Alexanria permanently. As we crossed over I-94, they asked about the drive time to Maple Lake. After answering their question (around 5 minutes), they then a...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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District 206 serves over 27,000 residents and approximately 4,000 students in all or parts of the cities of Alexandria, Carlos, Forada, Garfield, Miltona, Nelson and the townships of Alexandria, Belle River, Carlos, Holmes City, Hudson, Ida, LaGrand, Lake Mary, Leaf Valley, Miltona, Moe, Osakis, ...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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Alexandria has a first-rate health care that contributes to the quality of living in Douglas County and the entire Alexandria Lakes area. Ranked as one of the “Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S.,” Douglas County Hospital offers complete medical care including surgery, ICU, ER services, radiation oncol...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission(AAEDC) combines economic efforts to strengthen the wealth and stability of Alexandria and the surrounding communities. According to the AAEDC web-site, the commission concentrates on four major areas of strategic objectives: Community—Collaborat...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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Ugh. I was out for a walk with my dog tonight on the west side of Alexandria and after passing through a few alleys saw cars parked where lawn chairs should be. It is a city ordinance in Alexandria that this can't be done. The ordinance protects local property values (the ordinance states that at...

By Craig Mische, Lakefront Real Estate in Alexandria
(Alexandria Brokers Realty)
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Alexandria has the Douglas County Fairgrounds which hosts racing, 2 hockey arenas, a County Fair and more. Douglas County Fairgrounds also has a camping area. The Minnesota Senate passed this week Senate File 1432, a bill to help increaserevenues for county fairs. Senate File 1432 will allow coun...

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