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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
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Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
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Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
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Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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Alexandria City Council
December 16, 2017
For the record
Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Thursday, Dec. 21 Location: 2115 Jefferson St., Alexandria 8 a.m. Pledge of allegiance and call to order • Agenda • Review minutes from Nov. 16 meeting • Financial report • Plant operations report • Landfill operations report • MRF...
December 16, 2017 - 12:01pm
December 11, 2017
Tax hearing turns testy
Homeowners in Alexandria can expect a slight decrease or increase in the city portion of their tax bills next year, depending on their property values. Following a "truth in taxation" hearing Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a 2018 levy of $6,725,676, a 4.01 percent...
December 11, 2017 - 11:46pm
Alexandria eyes big projects for 2018
A new roof, a new public restroom, and a used Zamboni At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a list of priority items in its 2018 capital improvement fund that total $637,500. It's been setting aside money for years to pay for projects, which include: •...
December 11, 2017 - 11:40pm
Loan program helps homebuyers
Looking for a loan to help buy your first home? The city of Alexandria may have an option. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council agreed to once again apply for funding under the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency's "Minnesota City Participation Program" to assist...
December 11, 2017 - 11:40pm
December 8, 2017
Levy, budget on council's agenda
The public will soon have a chance to speak their mind about Alexandria's proposed 2018 budget and levy. A "truth in taxation" hearing will take place at 7:15 p.m. at the Alexandria City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 12. The city is proposing a levy of $6,725,676, a 4.01 percent...
December 8, 2017 - 9:31am
December 4, 2017
Workforce housing a hot topic in Alexandria
Affordable workforce housing is a looming issue in Alexandria. It popped up again at Monday's city council meeting when the council took action on a developer's request to build an $11.4 million, 94-unit apartment complex to provide affordable workforce housing for families in Alexandria....
December 4, 2017 - 11:42am
November 27, 2017
Project addresses workforce housing
A developer wants to build an $11.4 million, 94-unit apartment complex to provide affordable workforce housing for families in Alexandria. The plans were revealed at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting. Unique Opportunities LLC is proposing to develop "Woodland Heights" in a...
November 27, 2017 - 9:43pm
A bee-friendly Alexandria?
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are having a tough time. In the U.S., their population has declined 90 percent in the past two decades....
November 27, 2017 - 9:42pm
New air conditioning at airport
The Alexandria City Council approved an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to install new air conditioning units in the arrival/departure building at the Alexandria Airport. The state will pay 70 percent of the cost or $8,756 and the city will cover the remaining...
November 27, 2017 - 9:41pm
November 24, 2017
Council to consider Knute Nelson's daycare request
Next Monday, the Alexandria City Council will consider Knute Nelson's request to operate a daycare center serving 50 children. Knute Nelson, 420 12th Ave. E., is seeking a conditional use permit to put the center in the 800 wing of its campus. It would be adjacent to the diagonal...
November 24, 2017 - 2:35pm
November 13, 2017
E-cig ban approved in Alexandria
Those who want to vape in indoor public places in Alexandria will soon have to go outside. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council...
November 13, 2017 - 10:24pm
Lodging tax takes in more than expected
A 3 percent lodging tax added onto the hotel bills of guests staying in the Alexandria area packs a punch. Explore Alexandria Tourism, which is funded through the tax, projects that the total amount collected in 2017 will easily exceed the $491,010 the organization included in its...
November 13, 2017 - 10:23pm
City OKs snow removal plan for Broadway sidewalks
The Alexandria City Council decided to stick with the way the city removes snow on Broadway sidewalks between Third and Eighth Avenues. At its meeting Monday night, the council voted to approve an agreement it's had in place for the last few winters. The city will continue to charge...
November 13, 2017 - 10:22pm
November 11, 2017
For the record
Alexandria City Council Regular Meeting Monday, Nov. 13 Location: Alexandria City Hall Council Chambers at 704 Broadway St. 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, public comment period 7:05 p.m. Consent agenda Items: • Approve minutes of Oct. 23 City Council meeting • Approve...
November 11, 2017 - 11:00am
October 23, 2017
Council approves indoor ban on e-cigarettes
Using e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces may soon be illegal in Alexandria. On a split 3-2 vote Monday, the Alexandria City Council gave preliminary...
October 23, 2017 - 11:28pm