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Program gives away 200th car; 'I can better provide for myself,' recipient says
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
Stepping up for shoppers: Retail management certificates pay off in the workforce
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, November 21
Block family adjusting to life after month-long disappearance
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Catherine A. Brainard
Robert F. Forster
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
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COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
EDITORIAL: A good time to count your blessings
LETTER: A factual commentary about Planned Parenthood
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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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
November 9, 2012
Alexandria City Council to take on new look
The Alexandria City Council will have a new look when it convenes in 2013. Sara Carlson, who has been serving as Ward 2's council member, will...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
September 7, 2012
Pederson seeks Alexandria mayoral spot
Mark R. Pederson has formally announced his candidacy for mayor of Alexandria. He is running against Sara Carlson, Ward 2 council member and the only other mayoral candidate to file for the November 6 election. Mayor Dan Ness, who has held the position since 2001, is not seeking...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
December 25, 2010
Ottertail mayor retires after 34 years in city government
"I was born by that tree over there," Ole gestures out the kitchen window to a snow covered tree in the front yard. It takes me a few seconds...
December 25, 2010 - 2:40pm
November 12, 2010
1177174 Ordinance 664 - City Council and Mayor Salary
Ordinance 664 Publish November 12, 2010 ORDINANCE NO. 664 2ND SERIES AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CITY CODE SECTION 2.40 AND ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA The City Council of the City of Alexandria does ORDAIN: SECTION...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Mayor Ness elected to VP post with League of Minnesota Cities
Mayor H. Dan Ness of Alexandria has been elected as first vice president of the board of directors for the League of Minnesota Cities. Elections for new board members and officers were held last week at the league's annual conference at the St.
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 20, 2010
Ely mayor sentenced after decades of flouting law
The mayor of Ely was sentenced in federal court in Duluth on Tuesday after pleading guilty to driving his snowmobile in a federal wilderness area and entering the wilderness without a permit. Roger Skraba also was sentenced for breaking into a U.S. Forest Service shed and stealing...
May 20, 2010 - 12:42pm
December 31, 2009
Alexandria mayor honored by state accountants group
H. Dan Ness of Alexandria was recently recognized with a Lifetime Membership award from the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA). Ness, mayor of Alexandria, has been a member of the MNCPA since 1963. He is a CPA and president of H. Dan Ness, Inc. in Alexandr...
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Alexandria mayor relieved that cities will have more time
When Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness found out that Governor Tim Pawlenty had, at least for the moment, spared local government aid (LGA) from the chopping block, he was relieved. "I was cautiously optimistic and elated," said Ness when contacted by the newspaper on Wednesday, a day after...
December 11, 2009 - 12:05am
October 30, 2009
998983 Ordinance 648 - Council and Mayor Salaries
Ordinance 648 Publish October 30, 2009 ORDINANCE NO. 648 2ND SERIES AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 627, 2ND SERIES, ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA The City Council of the City of Alexandria does ORDAIN: SECTION...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
Mayors launch effort to hold governor candidates' 'feet to the fire' on city funding
Saying that the next governor will determine the fate of cities across the state, mayors announced at a State Capitol press conference that they are turning their attention to the 2010 governor's race and will be traveling the state to call on candidates to address local government...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Ness elected to League of MN Cities board
Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness has been elected to serve as second vice president of the board of directors for the League of Minnesota Cities. Elections for new board members and new officers were held last week at the league's annual conference in St. Paul. Other league board officers...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
No limo for the mayor
Editor's note: The following story was provided by Gerry Hoelscher and his 5th grade class at Washington Elementary School in Alexandria. This past month, the 5th grade classes at Washington Elementary School studied the U.S. Constitution and the three branches of government.
May 13, 2009 - 12:05am
October 22, 2008
Ness vs. Batesole
Taxes, transportation, growth and future challenges - all four topics and more popped up at an Alexandria mayor candidate forum Monday. Speaking...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Candidates for mayor at forum
Members of the public are invited to attend a forum on October 20 featuring both Alexandria mayoral candidates. Incumbent Dan Ness and challenger Virgil Batesole will square off from noon to 1 p.m. at the Broadway Ballroom. Questions for the candidates will be prepared ahead of...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am