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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 10, 2016
Beware of utility scam
Once again a telephone scam is trying to swindle utility customers across the country, including residents and businesses in Alexandria. The scam involves telephone callers claiming to be from a utility company and then employing a variety of techniques to defraud customers. Some...
November 10, 2016 - 10:02am
September 14, 2016
Suspect charged after driving through wall at ALP
A 21-year-old Alexandria man was charged with two felonies — motor vehicle theft and first-degree criminal damage to property — after...
September 14, 2016 - 10:16pm
Suspect charged after driving through wall at ALP
A 21-year-old Alexandria man was charged with two felonies – motor vehicle theft and first-degree criminal damage to property – after he...
September 14, 2016 - 4:54pm
July 28, 2016
Planned power outage near County Road 11 takes place this morning
ALP Utilities will have a planned power outage along County Road 11 and West Lake Carlos today, Thursday, beginning at 9 a.m. The estimated duration time is two hours. This outage is related to underground construction going on in this area. A map of the affected area can be viewed...
July 28, 2016 - 8:19am
December 30, 2015
ALP rates not expected to increase next year
Customers of Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) Utilities will likely not experience a rate increase in their electric and water bills in 2016. The decision was made Dec. 21 with approval of the utilities' 2016 capital and operating budgets by the Board of Public Works. The water utility...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 16, 2015
ALP bonds upgraded by Fitch, Moody's
The credit analysis agencies of Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service recently upgraded Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) Utilities' electric revenue bonds. Fitch gave ALP a rating of A+ and Moody's gave ALP a rating of A1, which are equivalent ratings. Before the upgrades,...
December 16, 2015 - 12:00am
October 2, 2015
ALP warns of utility bill scam
ALP Utilities (ALP) warns utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill. At least three local businesses have been contacted at this point. Customers are being contacted by phone and told that their power will be turned off in a short time...
October 2, 2015 - 10:39am
December 30, 2014
ALP agrees to pay $65,000 to settle discrimination case
Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) Utilities will pay $65,000 to resolve a Minnesota Department of Human Rights’ alleged discrimination case. ALP agreed to pay its former information technology administrator Richard Hinrichs $65,000. The alleged discrimination began after Hinrichs’...
December 30, 2014 - 3:12pm
September 12, 2014
Letter: It doesn't pay to be cheap
To the editor: It was heartening to learn in John Perino’s letter that ALP is “committed to doing its part to reduce emissions” and that ALP Utilities “works hard every day to provide affordable and reliable electricity” with environmental stewardship. His laments, however,...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
February 20, 2014
ALP customers in Alexandria asked to check their water temperature
Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) Utilities continues to have city water customers’ water lines freeze up due to the extensive sub-zero temperatures this winter. If you notice lower than normal water pressure, do not shut your water off. Let your water run and notify ALP. ALP...
February 20, 2014 - 4:41pm
February 18, 2014
ALP issues alert over frozen water lines
Alexandria Light and Power Utilities is asking water customers to check their water temperature in an effort to reduce frozen water lines. Extensive sub-zero temperatures have caused a deeper than usual frost line, resulting in increased frozen lines. To check your water temperature,...
February 18, 2014 - 6:19am
August 26, 2013
Because of extreme heat, ALP urges residents to conserve electricty
Due to the extreme heat and humidity, Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) is nearing an all-time electrical peak. ALP encourages customers to conserve electrical energy during late morning through dusk on these hot days. ALP has more than enough electrical capacity to serve all...
August 26, 2013 - 3:08pm
July 17, 2013
Alexandria Light and Power warns customers of scams
Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) warns utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill.
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Alexandria Light and Power warns customers of scam
Alexandria Light and Power is warning utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill. At least two local businesses have been contacted at this point. The company says that customers are being contacted by phone and told that their power will...
July 12, 2013 - 10:26am
August 24, 2011
1306135 Sealed Bids - ALP Generator Project
Sealed Bids Publish August 24, 31, September 7, 2011 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Owner: Alexandria Light and Power Address: 316 Fillmore Street, Alexandria, MN 56308 Separate sealed Bids for the construction of the Alexandria Light and Power Water Treatment Facilities Generator project...
August 24, 2011 - 12:00am