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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
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
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
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
August 7, 2014
Meeting: Alexandria City Council - August 11
ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, AUGUST 11 5:00 p.m. Council will meet to discuss Maritime Museum/PD Impound Garage, RCC needs assessment, and other city-related items. 1. 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance; invocation 2. 7:05 p.m. Presentation of checks to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon...
August 7, 2014 - 11:16am
February 21, 2014
Meeting - Alexandria City Council February 24, 2014
ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL FEBRUARY 24 5:00 p.m. Work session for training on IQM2. 1. 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance; invocation; consent agenda A. Approve minutes of February 10 B. Approve license applications and authorize issuance C. Random Acts of Kindness Week proclamation 2....
February 21, 2014 - 10:53am
September 13, 2013
Meeting - Alexandria City Council Special Meeting
ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION SEPTEMBER 18 The mayor and Alexandria City Council will meet in a work session on Wednesday, September 18 at 1 p.m. in the Alexandria City Hall Large Conference Room to discuss the city administrator position.
September 13, 2013 - 6:50am