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Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, November 21
Block family adjusting to life after month-long disappearance
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Catherine A. Brainard
Robert F. Forster
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
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COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
EDITORIAL: A good time to count your blessings
LETTER: A factual commentary about Planned Parenthood
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
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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November 10, 2017
Final action expected on e-cigarette ban
Final action is expected to be taken Monday on Alexandria's proposed indoor ban of e-cigarettes in public places. The Alexandria City Council will consider a second and final reading of the ordinance regarding electronic delivery services during its Nov. 13 meeting, which starts at...
November 10, 2017 - 12:06pm
September 23, 2017
For the record
Alexandria City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners Special meeting Location: Alexandria City Hall Council Chambers at 704 Broadway St. The Alexandria City Council will hold an informational session at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. The topic is the tax increment financing...
September 23, 2017 - 6:22am
September 13, 2017
Minn. city snuffs ordinance restricting sale of tobacco to buyers under 21
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — After almost two hours of testimony Tuesday, Sept. 12, some of it quite emotional, the Detroit Lakes City Council...
September 13, 2017 - 8:37am
March 8, 2017
Sunday liquor sales passes, but needs local OK
A bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton, but Alexandria and many other municipalities will need to take action at the local level. The Minnesota House voted 88-39 on Thursday, March 2, to accept the Senate's version...
March 8, 2017 - 6:00am
December 9, 2016
City presents 'wish list' to legislators
While others are making out their Christmas lists, the Alexandria City Council has a wish list of its own — priority issues that it wants...
December 9, 2016 - 6:00am
November 25, 2016
For the Record - Nov. 25, 2016
ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, NOV. 28 1. 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance; invocation, public comments 2. 7:10 p.m. Consent agenda: approve minutes of Nov. 14; approve license applications and authorize issuance 3. 7:15 p.m. Public Hearing — 2017 on-sale liquor license renewals...
November 25, 2016 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
City of Alexandria to appoint 2017 committee members
The city of Alexandria will appoint members of the public to the following committees for duties beginning at the first meeting of 2017, unless otherwise noted: Airport Commission, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District, Board of Public...
October 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
July 8, 2016
LETTER: City Council rep has not responded
To the editor: On June 24, commissioner Bev Bales wrote about being “Douglas County nice.” This is a great idea. The world can always use more kindness. However, I wish I could say the ideas of courtesy could be applied to other politicians in the area. I wrote my Ward 1 city...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
LETTER: Politics can often be frustrating
To the editor: Todd Jensen’s hopes that his colleagues on the Alexandria City Council will be more “respectful” in 2016 are commendable and, in large part, should be applauded. However, politics – even at the local level – can often be frustrating. The city staff, I’m...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
For the Record (Nov. 11, 2015)
MEETINGS: RAINBOW RIDER TRANSIT BOARD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Rainbow Rider office, Lowry 5 p.m. 1. Approve agenda 2. Approve minutes of Oct. 8 3. Approve financial statements a. Warrant register b. Cash balance c. Budget report d. Accounts receivable 4. Transit Ambassador...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
14 items from the Alexandria City Council meeting
BREWERY GETS PERMIT 1 - At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council issued a conditional use permit to Alexandria’s first brewery/taproom – Copper Trail Brewing Company. David Gibbons of Alexandria plans to open the business in Sanibel Square, just north of 50th...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
RCC expansion draws debate
People continue to give the Alexandria City Council feedback about a proposed $9.9 million expansion and renovation of the Runestone Community Center. In the third public hearing on the idea on Monday night, two people spoke against the plan and four supported adding a third rink. Byron...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
Eleven items from the Alexandria City Council Meeting
1. 'COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS' UPDATE Since last fall, a group of local residents has been meeting with Alexandira city leaders to talk about a variety of concerns. Some of their complaints – unmaintained lawns and sidewalks, garbage stacked in back yards, dogs and cats running...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Letter: HRA should disclose detailed expenses
To the editor: This is in response to the HRA tax levy at the August 25, 2014 city council meeting. The question posed was to ask Mr. Hess for their last year’s detailed expense report from HRA. This is required by law to be given along with the new funding request. It is the...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
For the record: Meetings
MEETINGS ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 5:00 p.m. Work Session: Council will meet to discuss city-related items. 1. 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance; invocation 2. 7:05 p.m. Public comments 3. 7:10 p.m. Consent agenda A. Approve minutes of August 25 B. Approve...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am