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Encyclopedia > Alexandria, Minnesota
Alexandria, Minnesota
Location in Douglas, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°53′6.84″N 95°22′38″W / 45.8852333, -95.37722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Douglas County
Founded 1859
Government
 - Mayor Dan Ness
Area
 - City  23.0 sq mi (24.2 km²)
 - Land  1.2 sq mi (8.9 km²)
 - Water  0.5 sq mi (50.01 km²)
Population (2006)
 - City 11,043
 - Urban 24,095
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: www.ci.alexandria.mn.us

Alexandria is a city in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 8,820 at the 2000 census. As of April 2005, Minnesota Demographic Center estimates the population of Alexandria is at least 11,043. It is the county seat of Douglas County6. The city has a museum housing the controversial Kensington Runestone, which is thought by some to indicate that Vikings had visited the area in the 14th century. The city hosts the annual Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship. Alexandria is located near Interstate 94 (twinned with U.S. Highway 52 in this part of the state), along Minnesota State Highway 27 and MN-29. Lake Carlos State Park is ten miles north of Alexandria. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias MN county maps by Catbar. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... 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The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Kensington runestone is a roughly rectangular slab of greywacke covered in runes on its face and side. ... The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... The Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship is held annually in Alexandria, MN. The Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship is held annually in Alexandria, Minnesota on the last Sunday of June. ... 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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.2 km² (9.4 mi²). 23.0 km² (8.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (5.02%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,820 people, 4,047 households, and 2,011 families residing in the city. The population density was 383.1/km² (992.5/mi²). There were 4,311 housing units at an average density of 187.2/km² (485.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.94% White, 0.42% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,047 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.5% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.3% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.81. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 15.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,851, and the median income for a family was $38,245. Males had a median income of $27,871 versus $20,254 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,085. About 7.8% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Alexandria, MN was first settled in 1858 and was named after Alexander and William Kinkead. Legend has it that "Old Man Kinkead" still roams the abandoned hospital, searching for the room where his wife, son, brother, his keys, his father, book collection, grandmother, kitchen, dog, woodworking tools and both uncles mysteriously vanished some 150 years ago. Folks say a person can still hear the old man wailing from atop the hospital every full moon, and at the stroke of midnight he'd be waving a confederate flag.


Media

Television

Alexandria offers one local television station under ABC affiliation, KSAX. KSAX-TV provides greater Minnesota with local news, weather, and sports. The station airs ten minute segments during KSTP’s newscast. Alexandria is also home to a full-power repeater of WCCO-TV, KCCO. // Basic Information KSAX is an ABC-affiliated station in Alexandria. ... WCCO redirects here. ...


The Alexandria area is additionally served by Selective TV, a non-profit, viewer-supported organization which transmits several cable channels free-to-air over standard UHF television frequencies, viewable in any area home without subscription. Free-to-air is a phrase used to describe television and radio broadcasts which are available without subscription and without decryption (pay-TV). ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ...


The stations available in Alexandria are:

  • KCCO-TV 7 (CBS)
  • K21GN 21 (CBC North)
  • KCCO-DT 24 (digital) (CBS)
  • KSAX-DT 36 (digital) (ABC)
  • KSAX-TV 42 (ABC)
  • K44GH 44 (3ABN)

Source: FCC Database for Alexandria, Minnesota WCCO is a set of radio and television stations with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... CBC North is the name for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations radio and television service in the Canadian Arctic. ... KSAX-TV, channel 42 is an ABC-affiliated station in Alexandria, Minnesota. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) is a broadcast ministry related to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ...


Radio

Alexandria and the surround area provide a vast amount of radio stations. There are eight radio stations in Alexandria Three are locally owned by Paradis Broadcasting: KXRA-AM, KXRA-FM, and KXRZ. Louis H. Buron, Jr. owns two station: KULO and KIKV. K208EQ, K215BL, and K219FA are transistor radio station. There are four other stations in the surrounding area which include KKOK from Morris, KRVY from Starbuck, KMGK from Glenwood, and KBHL from Osakis.


AM Radio Stations Amplitude modulation (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier wave. ...

  • 1490 - KXRA-AM - "People Radio" News

FM Radio Stations KXRA is a News/Talk radio station on 1490 AM in Alexandria, Minnesota owned by Paradis Broadcasting Inc, which also owns KXRZ and KXRA-FM. KXRA-FM is well known for their Thousand Dollar Name Game. ... KXRA is a News/Talk radio station on 1490 AM in Alexandria, Minnesota owned by Paradis Broadcasting Inc, which also owns KXRZ and KXRA-FM. KXRA-FM is well known for their Thousand Dollar Name Game. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In telecommunications, frequency modulation (FM) conveys information over a carrier wave by varying its frequency. ...

Refuge Radio, also known as The Refuge, is a regional Christian radio network based in Duluth, Minnesota. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Minnesota Public Radio logo Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is a regional public radio network based in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been broadcasting since 1967. ... KXRA-FM or KX92 is a classic rock radio station on 92. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... COOL 94. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... KKOK, also known as Prairies Hit Country, is a country radio station on 95. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... KRVY is a sister station from K95. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... KXRZ, or Z99, is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station in Alexandria, Minnesota broadcasting on 99. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... KIKV is a 100,000 watt FM radio station, with their studios in Alexandria, Minnesota. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Worship music is a style of Christian music that is commonly used to denote songs that are used to worship God and set in a choral music style, usually with repeating, short, easily sung chorus parts. ... KMGK, known as Smooth Magic 107. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

Hometown Heroes

  • Tony Anderson - Model
  • John Hammergren - CEO of the McKesson Corp.
  • John Hawkes - Actor
  • Tom Lehman - PGA Golfer
  • Knute Nelson - United States Senator
  • Gary Serum - Minnesota Twins pitcher
  • Rick Thoennes - ARCA Driver

This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... Knute Nelson Knute Nelson (February 2, 1843–April 28, 1923) was an American politician. ...

Education

Almost all children in Alexandra attend school at Minnesota ISD 206, which consists of six kindergarten-6th grade elementary schools (Lincoln, Voyager, Washington, Carlos, Miltona, Garfield), one 7th-9th grade junior high school (Discovery Middle School), and one 10th-12th grade senior high school (Jefferson High School). There are also multiple independent k-6 Christian schools in the area. School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Jefferson High School is a public high school in Alexandria, Minnesota. ...


Transportation

Alexandria has a fair-sized airport called Chandler Field. It is on the southwest edge of town. Alexandria has two major highways. Minnesota State Highway 29 and Minnesota State Highway 27. Highway 29 connects Alexandria to Glenwood and Parkers Prairie. Highway 27 connects Alexandria to Nelson, Osakis and to western Minnesota. Alexandria is located near I-94 which allows access to the Twin Cities and Fargo-Moorhead. Minnesota State Highway 29 is a highway which runs from U.S. Highway 212 in Mississauga, Ontario to U.S. Highway 71 in Wadena, Minnesota. ... Minnesota State Highway 27 is a highway which runs from Minnesota State Highway 28 in Browns Valley, Minnesota to Interstate 35 in Moose Lake, Minnesota. ... Glenwood is a city located in Pope County, Minnesota. ... Parkers Prairie is a city located in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. ... Nelson is a city located in Douglas County, Minnesota. ... Interstate 94 is a long interstate highway connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain region of the United States. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) is the name of the metropolitan area composed of Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, and surrounding cities. ...


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Alexandria, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (732 words)
Alexandria is a city in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States.
As of April 2005, Minnesota Demographic Center estimates the population of Alexandria is at least 11,043.
Lake Carlos State Park is ten miles north of Alexandria.
Alexandria Minnesota Expedition Journal (2660 words)
Arrived in Alexandria about 11:00 a.m., drove straight to the Douglas County Historical Society without directions or signs, it was where I thought it should be.
Nonetheless, she was alive with love for Alexandria and not unlike the people of Rugby, North Dakota, she was modest in claiming any accomplishment.
When she speaks about living in Douglas County, Minnesota, Minnie's face shines with an intense glow: "I look out the window here, I see a hill, I know it might be a man-made hill, I see the woods behind it, this feels like home." This northern light lays on her face.
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