Alexandria is a city in, and the county seat of, Douglas County, Minnesota, United States. First settled in 1858, it was named after Alexander and William Kinkead. The population was 11,070 at the 2010 census.
Alexandria is located near Interstate 94 (concurrent with U.S. Route 52 in this part of the state), along Minnesota State Highways 27 and 29. Lake Carlos State Park is ten miles north of Alexandria.
Major area employers include Alexandria Public Schools, Douglas County Hospital, Douglas Machine, Tastefully Simple, Knute Nelson, the County of Douglas, 3M, Alexandria Extrusion, and Alexandria Technical and Community College. SunOpta and Illinois Tool Works have facilities in Alexandria.