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Man charged with selling leased livestock
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
Helicopter clips power line, sparks grass fire
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, August 29
DNR begins to suck out invasive species infestation
Girls tennis: Section favorite Minnewaska outlasts Osakis again
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
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Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
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Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
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On The Street
August 19, 2015
Carlos council bonds to cover street costs
Work is well under way on a two-part infrastructure improvement project in Carlos. This summer, work started on the city’s water main, curb and gutter, streets and new water treatment facility and well. The entire project is estimated at $2.6 million and the majority of the project...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
New council has first testy exchange of 2013
It didn't take long for the Alexandria City Council to have its first testy exchange of 2013. It happened about five minutes into Monday's meeting...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
January 4, 2013
I do solemnly swear...
Newly elected members of the Alexandria City Council took their oath of office Wednesday at City Hall. Mayor Sara Carlson is Alexandria's second...
January 4, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Minnesota council elections set
The Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council and the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council will conduct board elections in January. Ballots for the Turkey Council will be mailed January 18 and must be returned with a postmark prior to February 4, 2013. There is one...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
City starts search for Ward 2 member
The search is on for who will be the new Ward 2 Alexandria City Council member. Incumbent Sara Carlson will be leaving the post on January 2 to serve as Alexandria mayor as a result of her election win. At Tuesday's Alexandria City Council meeting, council member Owen Miller made...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Council acts on bike ride, runway project, new well
A silent bike ride, airport runway improvements, a new water well and taxi cab increases. Those were just some of the topics that popped up at the Alexandria City Council's three-hour-long meeting on April 23. The council: Approved plans for the third annual "Ride of Silence"...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Partners in crime fighting
Every month, the Alexandria Fire Department invites police officers to a simple meal during their training. They're sharing more than food.
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
Council acts on Rib Fest changes, motorcycle ride, assessor report
Besides hearing from Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels, the Alexandria City Council acted on several other items at Monday's meeting. The council: Approved a request from Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce to close 2nd Avenue to accommodate Awake the Lakes events on...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
Council member scolded about second-guessing staff
A discussion about a nuisance ordinance - and a council member's decision to seek outside opinions about it - triggered a terse exchange among council members Monday night. The changes were recommended by City Attorney Tom Jacobson and the city's legislative committee. Jacobson...
March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
City hears bad, good news about liquor sales
At first glance, the numbers look bleak: Sales at Alexandria's two city-owned liquor stores fell from just over $5 million in 2010 to $4.6 million last year - a 9 percent drop. But other factors brighten the outlook: The city spent 10 percent less on beer, liquor and wine inventory...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
CITY COUNCIL UPDATE: Alexandria shelves local sales tax idea
An idea to impose a local sales tax in Alexandria is scrapped for now. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council heeded the recommendation of its legislative committee to not pursue the tax. Last month, the council decided to explore the idea as a way of dealing with...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
September 13, 2011
Alexandria proposes 4.6 percent levy increase next year
Alexandria is proposing an overall tax levy increase of 4.6 percent next year. It set its preliminary 2012 budget and levy Monday night after holding several work sessions and budget discussions about how it could make up for a loss in state local government aid and the elimination...
September 13, 2011 - 7:17am
June 28, 2011
Eye clinic's tax abatment gets OK from Alexandria City Council
A tax abatement request to help build a new eye clinic in Alexandria received a green light Monday night. The Alexandria City Council approved the application from Hoven and Anderson Properties LLP. The clinic will be built at 1610 Broadway and Aga Drive, the site of the old China...
June 28, 2011 - 2:47pm
May 24, 2011
Alexandria City Council supports Broadway facelift
The Alexandria City Council took the next step toward rebuilding a five-block section of Broadway in 2014. At its meeting Monday night, the council unanimously approved a "statement of intent" to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to reconstruct...
May 24, 2011 - 7:00am
April 12, 2011
New fire engine for Alexandria?
A new fire engine pumper truck could soon be rolling into Alexandria. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council voted to call for bids on a new truck that's estimated to cost between $480,000 and $495,000. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow made the request, noting that it would...
April 12, 2011 - 7:04am