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Seventy five cities want to have fee option to pay for streets

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Alexandria is not the only city asking the state Legislature for a new way to pay for street projects.

New street improvement district legislation has received the endorsement from 75 city councils from all regions of the state, according to the League of Minnesota Cities, which also supported the measure.

The legislation would allow cities to collect fees from property owners to fund municipal street maintenance, construction and reconstruction.

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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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