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In the eye of Irma: Former Alexandria couple caught in hurricane
Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Volleyball: Cards sweep St. Cloud Apollo in conference match
Nice day for a run
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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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
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
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
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