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Trap shooting championship: Alexandria proves itself as a top team in Minnesota
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Donna Mae Lunemann
Shirley G. Botzet
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1918: Townships run out of primary ballots
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Letter to the Editor: Abuse of farm safety net harms rural America
Fond memories of Herberger's
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
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County crafting buffer compliance rules
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March 8, 2018
Push begins for raising tobacco age limit to 21 in Minn.
ST. PAUL—A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to make it illegal to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under 21 in Minnesota. The current age is 18. The proposal by a group of House members would also cover nicotine products like e-cigarettes. Why would we...
March 8, 2018 - 7:03pm
February 21, 2018
EDITORIAL: Alexandria should raise tobacco age to 21
Young people are headed for trouble — a lifetime addiction that will shorten their lives. All because they started smoking or using e-cigarettes at a young age. An alarm bell sounded last week with the release of the Minnesota Department of Health's 2017 Youth Tobacco Survey....
February 21, 2018 - 12:34pm
November 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
By Sandy Tubbs, Horizon Public Health administrator, Alexandria, MN On Monday evening, the Alexandria City Council considered and approved the second reading of an ordinance amendment that prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in public places, consistent with current laws regulating...
November 17, 2017 - 9:20am
November 13, 2017
E-cig ban approved in Alexandria
Those who want to vape in indoor public places in Alexandria will soon have to go outside. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council...
November 13, 2017 - 10:24pm
November 8, 2017
LETTER: Stand strong for the right to breathe clean air
To the editor: We are writing in support of the Clean Indoor Air ordinance that is being considered by the Alexandria City Council. At the October 23 city council Meeting public hearing, the council heard from experts associated with the e-cigarette industry, business owners whose...
November 8, 2017 - 4:18pm
LETTER: E-cigarette ban protects health of all
To the editor: This is in response to the recent Alexandria City Council decision on banning e-cigarettes in bars, restaurants, and other places of work. I am a member of the VIBE student group at Alexandria Area High School. VIBE stands for Voice Influence Build Educate and we work...
November 8, 2017 - 3:18pm
November 1, 2017
YOUR TURN: Readers debate indoor ban of e-cigarettes
Editor's note: This "It's Your Turn" includes comments posted on the newspaper's Facebook page in response to the Oct. 25 story, "Council approves...
November 1, 2017 - 6:27am
October 28, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
October 28, 2017 - 8:58am
October 25, 2017
Letter: E-cigarettes don't belong in restaurants
To the editor: No Minnesota parent wishes they could take their child to a smoke-filled restaurant. But that is what families faced 10 years ago. Smoky haze hung in the air as you ate your meal, stinging your nose and permeating your clothing — and your lungs. But fortunately...
October 25, 2017 - 7:13am
October 23, 2017
Council approves indoor ban on e-cigarettes
Using e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces may soon be illegal in Alexandria. On a split 3-2 vote Monday, the Alexandria City Council gave preliminary...
October 23, 2017 - 11:28pm
October 20, 2017
Council considers ban on vaping
A hot topic — regulating e-cigarettes or vaping — is back on the Alexandria City Council's agenda for Monday, Oct. 23. The council...
October 20, 2017 - 1:10pm
June 26, 2017
To vape or not to vape
A proposed crackdown of vaping from electronic cigarettes drew widely different views at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting. The council is considering whether to enact a local clean indoor air policy that would ban the use of e-cigarettes, e-cigars or e-pipes in all public...
June 26, 2017 - 11:09pm
June 23, 2017
Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
A public hearing to talk about a proposed crackdown on e-cigarettes will take place at the Alexandria City Council meeting on Monday, June 26. The 7:15 p.m. hearing will discuss an amendment to the city's code regarding the use of electronic delivery devices. The change would prohibit...
June 23, 2017 - 11:44am
May 8, 2017
City considers new rules for e-cigarettes, loud music
Vapor from e-cigarettes. Loud music. Seasonal liquor licenses. The Alexandria City Council is in the process of changing the rules for all three of those topics and wants feedback from residents. At its Monday meeting, the council agreed to schedule a public hearing to consider a...
May 8, 2017 - 10:28pm
March 13, 2017
Five things to know from city council
Off-sale liquor on Sunday? The Alexandria City Council is seeking the public's input on off-sale Sunday liquor sales in the city. Last week, Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill authorizing liquor stores to be open on Sundays — something that hasn't been allowed since Minnesota...
March 13, 2017 - 11:49pm