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Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
National Day of Prayer observed
Guitarist performs for First Friday in Evansville
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Kathleen Rose Kaar
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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Chamber introduces new networking event
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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