Work Force - Parkers Prairie boasts a work ethic that is second to none, and a skilled labor force drawn from neighboring communities. While agriculture is still a big part of who we are, there are many skilled workers in technology and manufacturing, and businesses already in place providing goods and services to the world.

Cost of Living - With a smaller community comes a lower median average cost of homes and property, not to mention a lower tax base. Find out for yourself how affordable life and business can be here.

Community Support - Not only will you experience financial support from local lenders, but you'll also feel the support and enthusiasm of the people here. We want you to succeed, grow, and expand because it benefits all of us.

Police and Fire - This community of about one thousand people has its own police department in addition to a well-trained volunteer fire and rescue department that has been recognized as one of the top departments nation wide among communities this size.

Recreation - Outdoor fun is abundant here. Escape to any of the hundreds of lakes within a half-hour radius of town. Wrestle with a walleye, swim, or water-ski. Enjoy great hunting while in season. Better yet, take a friend and hike up nearby Inspiration Peak--Minnesota's highest point--a glacial mountain formed thousands of years ago. Do you like winter fun? Thousands of miles of snowmobile trails are traveled by sportsmen and women each year.



Olson Sports, Inc. - 320-304-1787 Jim & Judy's 1 Stop - 320.852.7604
Urbank Bombers
Lakeview Bait & Tackle -  218.943.1487
Viking Bay Resort and Lodge - - 218.943.2104 Woodland Resort - 877.MN.WOODS Tip Top Cove Resort - - 218.943.2731
Lazy Days Campground Miltona - 218.943.3000 Lake Carlos State Park General Information - 320.852.7200
W J's Fishing Guide Service - 218.943.6221 Hosted Hunts Parkers Prairie - - 763.442.2741
Lake Miltona Golf Club - 320.852.7078 Elderwoods Indoor Simulated Golf - 218-583-1602
Don Henning - 218.943.1281
Otter Tail County Historical Society Fergus Falls - 218.736.6038 Douglas County Historical Society Alexandria - 320.762.0382 Ruby Hill Gallery Carlos - Runestone Museum Alexandria - 320.763.3160 Explore Minnesota
Lake Carlos State Park - 320.852.7200 Inspiration Peak Otter Tail County
Campbellot Cabins - 800.747.5218 Leapaldt Cabin - 952.949.9871
Alexandria Area Arts Association - 320.762.8300 Midway Mall Cinema 9 Alexandria - 320.763.4500 Theatre Le Homme Dieu Alexandria - 320.846.3150
American Heritage Hunt Club Eagle Bend - 866.738.5143
Carlos Creek Winery Carlos - 320.846.5443 LEtoile du Nord Vineyard LLC - 320.298-4686
Andes Tower Hills Kensington 877.842.6337 Lake Carlos State Park Snowmobile & X-C Ski