Alexandria from overhead

A view from over Alexandria coming in from the west.  It doesn't take long to see how intertwined the city is with the local lakes and waterways when overhead.

Congratulations Alexandria!  It has been named Best Town by Minnesota Monthly magazine.  Towns, cities, and communities all across Minnesota heeded the request and submitted their cases on why they should be named Minnesota Monthly’s Best MN Town. The selection process used wide-ranging criteria including responses from the towns to questions about its traits and engagement, qualitative and quantitative research, as well as an online public vote.

“I’m excited to announce Alexandria as Minnesota Monthly’s 2019 Best Minnesota Town as it truly embodies the spirit of our state,” explained Reed Fischer, senior editor of Minnesota Monthly. “It’s a beautiful year-round destination with a rich history and a bright future.”

The online voting finished up on September 30th.  Minnesota Monthly made the announcement October 1st.

Minnesota Monthly’s editorial team, a panel of community representatives, and a popular vote all played a role in the selection of Alexandria from the nominated towns.

For winning Alexandria will receive a multi-page editorial feature in Minnesota Monthly, a media campaign valued at over $50,000, and a party in its town.

More details to come as to when and where that party will take place.