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Should city impose fees on tax-exempt properties?

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There's a possible source of revenue for the city of Alexandria that's massive but remains untapped.

It's tax-exempt property like churches, schools and land owned by government entities and charitable organizations.


Should the city impose fees on those properties?

At Monday night's meeting, city council member Virgil Batesole said the city should "seriously explore" the idea.

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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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