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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
USA Cycling investigating Erickson claims, report says
Osakis girls must submit photo to go to prom
High-speed pursuit ends with arrest
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19
Girls basketball: Panthers drop first LEC game to Underwood
Girls Basketball: Chargers crush Battle Lake
Girls basketball: B-E dominates after slow start
Boys basketball: B-E a part of log jam atop LEC after win
Girls Basketball: Osakis clinches conference title
How spiritual life begins
Knights speech team brings home five individual ribbons
Broaden reading horizons at magazine discussion group
Alexandria Covenant Church's GriefShare begins Feb. 21
Growing Through Our Grief provides emotional support, education
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Hunters voice their opinions at deer management meeting in Alexandria
UPDATED: Cross-country snowmobile race won't reach Alexandria
Dorene R. Ost
Marcella Martha Brendle
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
LETTER: Project was seriously flawed
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
OUR TURN: Trust, facts and bathroom doors
LETTER: Travel ban is personal
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Outwintering Field Day includes tours of Morris dairy herd
Announcing extension intern positions
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
Farm Storage Facility Loan program expands
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 11, 2016
Voters select council members, mayors
Several contested races for mayor and city councils, along with write-in votes, added spice to the ballots in Douglas County on Tuesday, In Carlos, a write-in campaign for Jason Thimmesh for mayor made things interesting. Thimmesh, who sits on the city council, collected 115 votes...
November 11, 2016 - 9:51am
Ingebrigtsen appointed to law enforcement council
St. Paul Minority Leader David Hann recently appointed Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-08) to Gov. Mark Dayton's Council on Law Enforcement and Community...
November 11, 2016 - 9:28am
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