Weather Forecast


Bellanca Building to get roof repairs

The Alexandria City Council voted to spend about $8,250 to make roof repairs at the Bellanca Building.

A 10-foot-by-50-foot section of the roof will be repaired at a cost of about $7,500 and other minor roof repairs over the office end of the building will cost about $750. The total cost will not exceed $9,000, according to city officials.

Pools of water leaked from the roof after a heavy rain June 5.

Following are other items from the June 11 meeting that were not included in other council stories.

Liquor store loan

The Downtown Liquor Store will receive $15,198 through the city's revolving loan fund to pay for handicap-accessible improvements.

The loan will be paid back over three years at an interest rate of 2 percent.

The fund still has a balance of about $850,000.

Awake the Lakes Ribfest

The council approved a request from the organizers of the Awake the Lakes Ribfest to allow Copper Trail Brewery to serve beer at the event in addition to Redbird's Sports Grill.

City code doesn't set a limit as to how many temporary, off-premise liquor licenses can be issued for community festivals.

Awake the Lakes Ribfest will take place on June 23 from 2 to 11 p.m.

License applications

The council approved the following licenses: off-sale beer — Fairfield Inn and Suites, which will allow the hotel to sell cans of 3.2 beer to its customers; food truck/vendor — Anthony Frost for Potato Brothers LLC to be at Copper Trail Brewery; transient merchant — Craig Berg for Cooler Treats, a novelty food truck; fireworks/pyrotechnics — Arrowwood Resort for the Star Storm display on July 4; and gambling permit — United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties to sell raffles for a July 13 event at Bug-A-Boo Bay Restaurant.

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.  

(320) 763-1236