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Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
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Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
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A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
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LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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Alexandria City Council
Boulder Tap House gets liquor license from Alexandria
A Boulder Tap House plans to open in Alexandria this fall. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the bar-restaurant’s application for a liquor license. It will be located at 310 50th Ave. West, on the north side of 50th Avenue along Sanibel...
July 25, 2016 - 9:39pm
July 11, 2016
Council briefed on how goals for small cities 'blew apart' at Legislature
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities had a lofty list of goals it hoped the Legislature would act on during the last session. The coalition wanted legislators to restore local government aid (LGA) to its 2002 funding levels; enact economic development programs that supported...
July 11, 2016 - 9:43pm
June 27, 2016
Alexandria to issue $9.8 million in bonds for energy projects, streets, refinancing
The city of Alexandria plans to use general obligation tax abatement bonds to finance up to $4.85 million in energy-saving projects, mostly at the Runestone Community Center (RCC). At its meeting Monday night, the council agreed to issue the bonds, which will be spread across 20 years....
June 27, 2016 - 9:50pm
June 13, 2016
$2 million apartment project proposed near Woodland
A plan to build a $2 million three-story, 36-unit apartment building in Alexandria came before the Alexandria City Council Monday night. The developer, Unique Opportunities, LLC, of Fergus Falls includes Samuel Herzog, Troy Johnson and Patrick Herzog. The 24,000-square foot building...
June 13, 2016 - 9:24pm
May 24, 2016
City buildings will be more energy efficient
The process of paying for major energy upgrades at city buildings in Alexandria rolled ahead Monday night. The Alexandria City Council unanimously voted to issue up to $650,000 in general obligation (GO) capital improvement plan bonds to help pay for energy saving projects at Runestone...
May 24, 2016 - 8:32am
May 10, 2016
Alexandria pursues more affordable housing options
Low to moderate income families may soon have more affordable housing options in Alexandria. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council voted 3-2 to give preliminary approval to amend the city’s tax increment financing (TIF) policy. It would allow TIF districts that...
May 10, 2016 - 8:36am
April 25, 2016
New gas station, brewery get green light from council
A new Casey’s General Store gas station plans to open in Alexandria. It will be located north of 34th Avenue and east of South Broadway on vacant land west of the Viking Lakes Village mobile home park. The Alexandria City Council approved a conditional use permit for the station...
April 25, 2016 - 9:54pm
April 12, 2016
Bello Cucina gets liquor license from Alexandria
A new Bello Cucina Italian restaurant is one step closer toward opening in the Old Broadway building in Alexandria. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council issued an on-sale and Sunday liquor license to Bello Cucina owner, Jason Mueller of Glenwood. A public hearing...
April 12, 2016 - 8:17am
March 29, 2016
Development by Target gets approval
Plans to develop a 17-acre site of land near Target received a green light from the Alexandria City Council Monday night. The “Minnerath Addition” is on partially developed, unplatted land along the north side of Dakota Street, west of Highway 29 South. The land, often referred...
March 29, 2016 - 8:42am
March 18, 2016
Alexandria building booms in 2015, topping $62 million
Alexandria hammered out a busy year of building in 2015, according to an annual report presented by Lynn Timm, the city’s building official. The value of construction permitted with the city and its two-mile building code enforcement area totaled $62.48 million – a 44 percent...
March 18, 2016 - 1:52pm
February 24, 2016
New hotel gets tax break; more development expected
A $9.6 million project to build a four-story, 80-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel in south Alexandria, along with a new public road and infrastucture, will receive a tax break of up to $400,000 from the city. The Alexandria City Council unanimously approved an abatement request from...
February 24, 2016 - 3:25pm
February 11, 2016
UPDATE (w/drawing): New look for Alexandria's North Broadway?
A project to make big improvements on Alexandria’s North Broadway is gaining steam. This summer, the public will get a peek at what's planned....
February 11, 2016 - 3:54pm
January 25, 2016
Alexandria moves closer to having primary elections
Alexandria is on the cusp of changing how city council members and the mayor are elected. At its meeting Monday night, the council gave preliminary approval to amend the city code by establishing a primary election. The vote was 4-1. Council member Bob Kuhlman opposed it. He said...
January 25, 2016 - 10:22pm
January 12, 2016
Police officers pay their respects at council meeting
Alexandria City Hall was a safe place to be Monday night. The Alexandria police force stood at attention during the first part of the Alexandria...
January 12, 2016 - 9:22am
January 6, 2016
Jensen urges council to be respectful in 2016
Alexandria City Council member Todd Jensen closed out the council's year with a stinging rebuke of some council members' actions. Without naming...
January 6, 2016 - 12:13pm