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Is it cheap to build in Alexandria?

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No one likes paying the fees that come with building a new home or a business.

But if you're doing it in Alexandria, you can find some small comfort in this: The fees are a lot cheaper here than in other cities.


City Administrator Jim Taddei recently presented the Alexandria City Council with a summary of how Alexandria's building permit fees compare with five other similar-sized cities.

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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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