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Budget breakdown How will Alexandria's $10.16 million budget "pie" be sliced? Here's the proposed breakdown, from biggest to smallest: Police - $2.3 million General government - $1.93 million Streets - $1.38 million Debt retirement - $723,644 Parks - $701,225 Runestone Community Center (RCC) - $564,930 Fire protection - $524,218 ALASD - $500,211 Capital improvement fund - $250,000 Building department - $221,710 Street equipment fund - $168,000 Street paving program - $140,000 Airport - $117...

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Here are some highlights of Alexandria's proposed 2011 budget of $10.16 million:

• The overall levy is $5.29 million, an 8.46 percent increase from 2010's $4.88 million levy. This is well under the 19 percent levy limit increase allowed by state law.


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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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