Alexandria News

KIK-FM Official Soundtrack For Star Storm Firework Show

What’s better than country music and fireworks?! KIK-FM is excited to be the soundtrack of Star Storm this weekend! Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria is doing the annual firework show Star Storm (weather permitting) on Saturday July 4th and will start around 10:00 p.m. on the shores of Lake Darling. This year will be different due to Covid-19 and to allow …

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Pediatricians Say Schools Should Open in Person This Fall

The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends students be physically present for the coming school year, according to NPR. The AAP says there is “mounting evidence” that it’s uncommon for kids to transmit the coronavirus; they are also less likely to get the virus. Meanwhile, thy say that remote homeschooling could actually mean heightened severe learning loss and social isolation, …

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2021 Windstock Festivals Returns With Same Line Up, Special Pricing

Winsted, MN – The Winstock Country Music Festival is excited to announce that all 2020 artists scheduled will be returning in 2021 including the 2019 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year winner Luke Combs and GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker. BIG TICKET DEAL: Winstock is offering fans and customers special pricing with no fees through …

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Winstock Country Music Festival Holding Virtual Happy Hour Concert

Are you feeling sad about Winstock 2020 being cancelled? Here’s a little treat for you! A special Winstock Country Music Festival virtual happy hour concert is scheduled for Friday, June 12 at 4:30 p.m. which is the time the festival was set to kick off its 27th annual event. Winstock Happy Hour will feature West Stage artists Drew Baldridge, Lainey …

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18-year-old hit by car, dies while walking in Alexandria

An 18-year-old was walking on McKay Ave between 3rd and 6th Ave in Alexandria when they were hit by a car. It happened around 10:00 PM on Friday night, the young adult who was driving the car called police. The 18-year-old was taken to the hospital, but has died from their injuries. Police are looking for a witness who saw …

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For Many, It’s Harder to Sleep Since the Pandemic Started

Stress and schedule changes are making it harder for people to sleep during the pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal. “I’m not in a routine plus I’m not moving around as much, and there’s the stress of all my to-do lists,” says one first-grade teacher. A survey of around 1,600 people from 60 countries presented information which shows 46 percent of respondents …

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73.5 Million Americans Say They Plan to Look for a More Pandemic-Proof Job

Is your career pandemic-proof? About 73.5 million Americans don’t think so–and they plan to do something about it, according to a new Wallethub survey. The personal-finance platform finds not only that tens of millions of Americans now want to find jobs they can do remotely; here are some other key findings from the survey (check the link for more): Nearly …

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CV19: Disney World to Reopen on July 11, With Modifications

Disney World has plans to start re-opening on July 11, according to CNN. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will re-open that day; Epcot and Hollywood Studios will open on July 15. There will be some changes. For instance, everyone will have temp screenings and must wear a mask. Parades are temporarily suspended, and the parks will operate at reduced capacity. …

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