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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 5, 2016
Hospital breaks ground on expansion project
The Douglas County Hospital is expanding once again. This time, the expansion — at a cost of about $15 million — will take place within the hospital's surgery center. Groundbreaking on the project took place last Friday, Sept. 30.
October 5, 2016 - 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
August 7, 2015
Knute Nelson breaks ground for Grand Arbor expansion
Knute Nelson in Alexandria broke ground for its Grand Arbor expansion on July 17. The addition to Grand Arbor will be connected to the existing...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
Alexandria Area YMCA 'raises the roof'
The public is invited to take a look at the construction that is under way for the Phase II expansion of the Alexandria Area YMCA. Community...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 3, 2014
Carlos Creek Winery receives funds from U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development state director Colleen Landkamer recently announced nearly $1 million to help seven rural Minnesota businesses and entrepreneurs expand their operations and create new products to market. Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria received...
September 3, 2014 - 6:35am
August 13, 2014
North Memorial Ambulance expanding fleet
More demand and a growing community have prompted North Memorial Ambulance Service - Alexandria to add an ambulance to its fleet. “We are adding an additional truck for eight hours per day, seven days per week,” Scott Johnson told the Echo Press. Johnson, manager of the local...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Varitech gets tax break for expansion
The Alexandria City Council approved a request to provide tax increment financing (TIF) for FORCE America. The tax break will help the company build a 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility for its property on Iowa Street near Varitech Industries, one of its subsidiaries. The...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
YMCA's expansion campaign under way
The Alexandria YMCA's fundraising campaign for a major expansion project is off and running. The J.A. Wedum Foundation in Minneapolis recently...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
YMCA gets $500,000 boost for expansion
It's fun to play at the YMCA, now more than ever. The J.A.
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
Verizon Wireless expands 4G LTE network in Alexandria
Verizon Wireless has expanded its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Alexandria, enabling customers in more areas of Minnesota to take advantage of the nation's largest 4G LTE network. The expanded 4G LTE coverage area in Alexandria includes north to the chain of lakes, south...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Caring Hands Dental Clinic expands to provide more service
Caring Hands Dental Clinic recently hired two full-time staff dentists, two full-time hygienists and dental assistants and a complete office and management staff. Because of community support, the clinic has been able to provide dental care and education to thousands of underserved...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Alexandria Y announces major expansion plan
An expansion plan is in the works for the Alexandria YMCA. The official start of a $2.5 million YMCA Phase II Expansion Capital Campaign was...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Opportunities Center to serve more people
Douglas County commissioners approved a license capacity increase for the Alexandria Opportunities Center (AOC). The AOC is a development achievement center that gives people with developmental challenges an opportunity to work. Companies that use the service include 3M, Tastefully...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Bethany begins $3 million expansion
Big things are happening at Bethany. Ecumen, a nonprofit senior housing and services company, is expanding senior living and service offerings...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
April 1, 2011
Pro-Ag plans $1.1 million expansion
Pro-Ag Farmers Cooperative is expanding its operation near Brandon. There are plans to build two new buildings along County Road 7, near Interstate 94, in Brandon Township. One building will be an 11,000 square foot fertilizer plant and the other a 14,000 square foot office, warehouse...
April 1, 2011 - 12:00am