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A new way to pay for street projects: fees

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Is it a new tool that Alexandria could use to help pay for much-needed street projects?

Or is it a way for the city to burden residents with another fee?

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The Alexandria City Council grappled with the idea at its meeting Monday night.

On a 3-2 vote, it agreed to support proposed legislation that would allow cities to establish municipal street improvement districts.

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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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