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AgweekTV: Canola is king
Out-musseling the mussels: Researcher hopeful of new tactic against invasive species
Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 15, 2013
Alexandria enacts new fence ordinance
Building a fence in Alexandria will soon require some extra steps. At its meeting Tuesday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a new ordinance to regulate fences.
October 15, 2013 - 10:59pm
October 11, 2013
County audit gets glowing review
Douglas County in ‘very stable financial position’
October 11, 2013 - 9:09am
September 23, 2013
Alexandria names new city administrator
A new administrator helped lead Monday night's Alexandria City Council meeting but he's not new to the city. He's Marty Schultz, the interim city administrator since Jim Taddei announced his pending retirement in July. He's also been the assistant city administrator for the last...
September 23, 2013 - 10:24pm
September 10, 2013
County commissioners hold Association of Minnesota Counties meeting
Nearly 250 county commissioners from across Minnesota met at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria on September 6 for a meeting of the Association of...
September 10, 2013 - 11:28am
September 9, 2013
Taxes won't skyrocket in Alexandria
Alexandria residents shouldn't see much of a change in the city portion of their property taxes next year. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council unanimously voted to set the 2014 levy at $5.78 million, a 1.5 percent increase from this year's $5.69 million levy,...
September 9, 2013 - 11:30pm
September 3, 2013
Water patrol awarded grant for depth finder
Douglas County commissioners accepted grant funding and agreed to allocate money to the county Housing and Redevelopment Agency during their regular county board meeting on August 27.
September 3, 2013 - 5:29pm
Public invited to town hall meeting on transportation issues
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites the public to attend a town hall meeting on transportation issues on Friday, September 6 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Alexandria City Hall, 704 Broadway, Alexandria. MnDOT commissioner Charlie Zelle will discuss issues surrounding...
September 3, 2013 - 7:48am
Legislators raise questions about disaster aid
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a meeting last Wednesday night many questioned using a September 9 special legislative session to spend anything beyond what is needed to plug holes left by federal...
September 3, 2013 - 7:07am
August 29, 2013
Douglas County may nix surprise health inspections
It's not polite to show up unannounced. Unless you're a sanitarian. A routine policy revision to the department of public health's licensing and inspection and enforcement policies spurred some debate at Tuesday's Douglas County board meeting. Commissioner Charlie Meyer, owner of...
August 29, 2013 - 10:11am
July 20, 2013
Local governments spending less on lobbying, says new report
State Auditor Rebecca Otto released the 2012 Local Government Lobbying Services Report this week. The report shows the expenditures by local governments and their associations for lobbyists and lobbying for calendar year 2012. It's intended to inform Minnesota citizens and policymakers...
July 20, 2013 - 10:20am
July 15, 2013
Douglas County commissioners vote on wheelage tax July 23
Douglas County commissioners will be voting on whether or not to implement an additional motor vehicle tax at their regularly scheduled board meeting on July 23. The topic was discussed and tabled on July 9. A decision must be made by August 1. A "Wheelage Tax" is being considered...
July 15, 2013 - 2:38pm
May 29, 2013
Process dispute leads to Dayton vetoing parts of outdoors funds
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
April 24, 2013
Tom Berg to speak at the Peak Supper Club
Tom Berg, author of Minnesota's Miracle: Lessons from the Government that Worked, will be the keynote speaker at a DFL Senate District 8 event on Thursday, April 25 at the Peak Supper Club in Clitherall. Berg served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1971 to 1978.
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
The Ribfest is back. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved plans for the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce's...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
March 22, 2013
State officials seek way to release sex offenders
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesotans may be perfectly happy to see sex offenders tossed behind bars, with jailers throwing away the keys. However, a...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am