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Come Visit Alexandria, MN Awesome Fishing Destination

"If you are looking to get away this year be sure to check out Alexandria, MN. The town has lots to offer, plus the area lakes have incredible fishing. "


-State Park

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  • United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties

  • " making a real difference in the lives of real people in Douglas & Pope Counties.
    By focusing our community's resources on the most pressing needs, we are able to provide solutions and make a lasting impact.
    Your contribution, no matter how great or small, makes a difference.
    That's the strength of United Way.
    Combined with the gifts of others, your gift supports a coordinated network of health
    and human services that are changing lives
    for at-risk kids, senior citizens, people with
    diabilities, and many more of your friends
    and neighbors. ..

    *referred by Holly W. (Bremer Foundation) on June 09'


  • Douglas County Minnesota Fishing Lakes, from

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    Pocket Lake
    "Closest Town: Lowry
    Lake Size: 275 Acres
    Public Boat Access: Located on South shore of lake off State Hwy. 114 and Pocket Lake Rd.
    Lake Notes: Specializing in Northern Pike, Bluegill and Crappie. Walleye and Largemouth Bass also caught. Located about 10 miles southwest of Alexandria. Maximum depth of 42 ft.
    Pocket Lake Map douglas county lakes - pocket lake map
    Douglas County Minnesota Lakes






    Douglas County Autumn Colors 2012




    I-94 Post-New Year Icy Travel by Alexandria, Minnesota on Jan 2nd 2011

  • Icy Roads Cause More Than 600 Accidents in Greater Minnesota , Updated: 01/04/2011 4:54 PM | Print | Email By: Brian Collins

  • "GREATER MINNESOTA- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) reported more than 600 accidents this past weekend and weather conditions are not expected to get any better any time soon.
    Sixteen of those accidents were rollovers. On Monday the number of rollovers continued to grow in Douglas County where an 18-wheeler flipped after sliding on ice on Interstate-94.
    "Due to the icy and snow packed roads the driver drifted to one side, over-corrected, tipped it over onto its side, and it slid to its final resting place," State Trooper Bruce Verdos said.
    On some roads the ice was more than a centimeter thick.
    "The tow truck driver said their service has been taxed to the maximum going from one accident to the next," Verdos said.
    "I slid right through a red light," Douglas County resident Jane Croonquist said. "Fortunately, there was no one coming. I do not like this type of weather."
    Mn/DOT also has the following tips for winter driving:
    Drive slowly- Especially on bridges, overpasses and tunnels. Be patient- Remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip. Stay back- At least five car lengths behind the plow, and a safe stopping distance from the vehicle in front of you. Stay Alert- Snowplows turn or exit frequently and often with little warning; they may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions. Headlights on- Increase your visibility to other motorists. Buckle up- Make sure child restraints are secured correctly.
    Drivers can also call 511 for information on road conditions."

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