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New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
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Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Monica Mary Baltes
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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
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On The Street
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October 9, 2017
Broadway crashes bump up but still low
The number of crashes on Alexandria's Broadway between Fourth and Eighth Avenues increased last year to 18, five more than in 2015. The number, however, is still lower than the average amount of crashes that took place before the busy street was reconstructed. City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven...
October 9, 2017 - 10:40pm
March 3, 2017
LETTER: Care for each other
To the editor: Regarding the letter in the Feb. 17 Echo Press addressing the walk on Broadway in support of refugees and immigrants: I am a great-grandchild of immigrants from Sweden to Minnesota. When I first read the letter, I felt sad that the writer seemingly saw the walkers as...
March 3, 2017 - 7:00am
February 24, 2017
From a mess to success
A reconstruction project on Alexandria's Broadway in 2014 was a big mess that ripped up the street, disrupted traffic and worried business owners....
February 24, 2017 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
Tara Brueske returns home to give concert
Alexandria native Tara Brueske will give two concerts on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 and 5 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Each concert is...
October 28, 2016 - 2:57pm
July 25, 2016
Crowds enjoy Party in the Street in Alexandria
People of all ages enjoy eating, drinking and listening to live music Friday evening at the Party in the Street in downtown Alexandria. One of...
July 25, 2016 - 9:28am
July 13, 2016
City tests new look for North Broadway
What’s with all the traffic cones and commotion on Alexandria’s North Broadway?
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 7, 2016
Alexandria tests new look for North Broadway
What’s with all the traffic cones and commotion on Alexandria’s North Broadway? It’s all part of a project that could one day make that...
July 7, 2016 - 4:58pm
October 2, 2015
Warranty work under way on Broadway
It won't cost the city more money
October 2, 2015 - 12:00am
July 17, 2015
Accident drop on Broadway
Have the number of accidents increased on Alexandria’s Broadway since last year’s reconstruction project? No, according to City Engineer...
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
May 4, 2015
Part of sidewalk to be replaced on Broadway
A problem with the Broadway reconstruction project in Alexandria surfaced last week. City officials found out that a sanitary sewer service connection from the Hennen’s Furniture building was missed during last summer’s construction. The service was from an area of the building...
May 4, 2015 - 11:15am
March 11, 2015
You Asked: Where is the handicap parking on Broadway?
The recent warm weather has coaxed people out of their homes and brought them to Alexandria’s freshly reconstructed downtown.
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
February 27, 2015
The good, the bad, the ugly
Community responds to the reconstruction of Broadway
February 27, 2015 - 12:00am
Merchants association plans to bring plants back to downtown
With the reconstruction of Alexandria’s Broadway now completed, local efforts are under way to make it even more beautiful and welcoming. The Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association (ADMA) is hoping to bring back the popular flower baskets that previously decorated utility...
February 27, 2015 - 12:00am
October 13, 2014
Broadway update: Alexandria's Broadway opens to traffic
After nearly five months of work, Alexandria's Broadway reopened to traffic on Friday. It had been closed to through traffic since the start of phase one on May 12. Since then, crews have installed more than 14,000 feet of water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines, according...
October 13, 2014 - 10:41am
October 7, 2014
Broadway update: Sidewalk work is finishing up
The contractor for Alexandria's Broadway reconstruction project is placing sidewalk in the remaining stretches of phase three, the final part of the project. Yesterday, crews worked at the intersections of Seventh and Eighth Avenues and will continue with sidewalk and pavers the...
October 7, 2014 - 8:38am