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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
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
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Births - Oct. 21, 2016
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Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
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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
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LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
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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
August 12, 2015
Alexandria hires police officer
The Alexandria City Council supported the appointment of Alexander Swanson as a new police officer. Swanson, who is from Alexandria, is a graduate...
August 12, 2015 - 12:00am
August 10, 2015
Changes to city's charter are bumpy
Alexandria is on the cusp of making several changes to the “Constitution” that guides how the city operates – its home rule charter - but the process has been rocky. The city's Charter Commission recommended nine amendments to the charter dealing with city departments,...
August 10, 2015 - 10:27pm
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