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Willmar lays drowned boys to rest
Fargo, Moorhead police collar 18 men on suspicion of soliciting minors for sex
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, June 28 through Wednesday, June 29
Charges: Hibbing man beheaded after sex assault allegation
'Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener ...'
Girls track: Alex's historic season honored
15U Babe Ruth: Pitching committee leads Osakis past Long Prairie
Track: Osakis programs chock-full of honorees
Softball: Alex recognizes state tourney run
Baseball: Hittle, Anderson named Cards' MVPs
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Engaged - Berglin and Wood
Engaged - Dahlquist and Ripley
Births - June 17, 2016
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Natalie M. Klein
Warren V. Meissner
David Steve Edmunds
Ruth Augusta Wenner
DuWayne Allen Averill
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Alexandria City Council
July 27, 2015
Beer at fair gets approved
It’s official: Beer will be sold at the Runestone Community Center during this year’s Douglas County Fair. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved special event permits that allow Fat Daddy’s and the Depot Express to handle the beer sales for the...
July 27, 2015 - 10:02pm
July 13, 2015
Beer may be allowed at Douglas County Fair
Douglas County Fair-goers of legal age may be able to drink a beer at the fair this summer -- not in a beer garden but inside the Runestone Community Center. At an Alexandria City Council meeting Monday night, the Douglas County Agricultural Association (DCAA) talked about allowing...
July 13, 2015 - 10:40pm
June 26, 2015
10 items from the Alexandria City Council Meeting
ONE HOUSE SAVED, ANOTHER HEADED FOR THE WRECKING BALL A house at 707 Seventh Avenue East in Alexandria that was deemed to be hazardous and was about to be torn down by the city has escaped the wrecking ball. After the owner failed to fix up the property, a bank foreclosed on it...
June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
June 22, 2015
Alexandria ready for food trucks
It’s official: Alexandria now has a food truck ordinance in the books. The Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a second and final reading of the new ordinance at its Monday night meeting. The ordinance defines mobile food trucks and vendors, requires them to obtain...
June 22, 2015 - 9:00pm
June 8, 2015
Bloody Mary drinkers may start sipping earlier on Sundays
Alexandria is starting the process of loosening its on-sale Sunday liquor laws. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that will allow on-sale liquor sales as early as 8 a.m. – two hours earlier than the current 10 a.m....
June 8, 2015 - 8:42pm
May 29, 2015
11 things to know from Tuesday's Alexandria City Council meeting
FOOD TRUCK ORDINANCE TAKES A DETOUR At its meeting Tuesday, the Alexandria City Council made changes to a new ordinance regulating mobile food trucks. The revisions are significant enough to trigger another public meeting, which is expected to take place on June 8, followed...
May 29, 2015 - 12:00am
May 26, 2015
Good news for Alexandria homeowners
Here's good news for homeowners and commerical property owners in the Alexandria area. The Alexandria Fire Department's (AFD) fire protection rating from the Insurance Service Office (ISO) will improve to a “class 3” city and a “class 6” rural rating. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow...
May 26, 2015 - 10:00pm
May 15, 2015
10 items from the Alexandria City Council Meeting
1 A variety of events will take place in Alexandria in the coming weeks. At its meeting Monday, the Alexandria City Council issued six special event permits: • The sixth annual Ride of Silence on May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. The five-mile, ride will start at Big Ole Park to raise...
May 15, 2015 - 12:00am
May 12, 2015
Food truck ordinance rolls ahead in Alexandria
After eight months of public hearings and debating the pros and cons of food trucks, the city of Alexandria drafted a proposal to regulate them. By a 3-2 vote, the city council gave preliminary approval to a food truck ordinance at its meeting Monday night. The ordinance, which...
May 12, 2015 - 7:23am
April 27, 2015
Interest builds for new trail system in Alexandria
A plan to build a new $6 million trail to connect north and south Alexandria is still just a glimmering possibility at this point but those who enjoy walking, running or bicycling see it as a golden opportunity. The city of Alexandria recently held two public information meetings...
April 27, 2015 - 9:56pm
April 17, 2015
Meetings to shed light on proposed new trail
Here’s a chance to learn about a major new trail system that’s planned in Alexandria. The city of Alexandria will hold two public information meetings on the proposed East Watershed Trail project. The trail would run approximately six miles from the wetlands near Dakota Street...
April 17, 2015 - 9:05am
April 14, 2015
$9 million warehouse project gets tax break
A $9.1 million project to build a refrigerated warehouse, office and loading docks in south Alexandria will receive a tax break. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a tax increment financing (TIF) request from R & R Investments, LLC. It’s...
April 14, 2015 - 11:07am
April 10, 2015
Alexandria City Council reorganizes committees
Members make recommendations to council in specialized areas
April 10, 2015 - 12:00am
March 23, 2015
Knute Nelson seeks city bonds for big expansion
Knute Nelson Senior Living Campus is requesting to receive up to $24.5 million in low-interest revenue bonds through the city to add 108 units and expand its wellness center. A public hearing to discuss it will take place on April 27 at 7:15 p.m. The Alexandria City Council scheduled...
March 23, 2015 - 9:25pm
March 9, 2015
Firefighters save $2.1 million in potential fire losses
Alexandria’s 30 volunteer firefighters saved $2.1 million worth of property from going up in smoke last year while responding to 176 fire calls. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow presented the numbers in his annual report to the Alexandria City Council Monday night. The number of calls...
March 9, 2015 - 9:57pm