Easy to get to…Hard to leave
Alexandria, Minnesota is the county seat of Douglas County, and is home to approximately 12,000 residents. The city is known as a tourism center due to its many lakes and resorts. In 2013, Alexandria was picked as a “Top 10 Best Small Town” by the Livability website.
With a strong economic climate and diverse group of industry sectors, the Alexandria area offers ideal living conditions for families and individuals.
Alexandria Light & Power (ALP) Utilities is the city-owned municipal utility and provides electricity and water to many commercial and residential properties in the city.
The City of Alexandria Building Department is responsible for administrating the Minnesota State Building Code and provides permits and inspections as needed.
Douglas County Resource Management
- Oversees and manages the various land uses within Douglas County
- Regulates and enforces planning and zoning (the Comprehensive Guide Plan), the Land Use and Subdivision ordinances, and the Solid Waste ordinance of the county
- Issues all land use permits and contractor licenses
REA – Runestone Electric Association
Runestone Electric Association (REA) is a member-owned rural electric distribution cooperative serving parts of west central MN. It provides electricity and other energy-related services to more than 13,000 members.