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Impact Alexandria features motivational speaker Mel Robbins
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
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On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
June 4, 2016
Six tips for first time homebuyers
By Hillary Sorenson, Forum News Service Buying a first house is one of the biggest decisions an adult will ever make. For many people, becoming...
June 4, 2016 - 9:00am
March 25, 2016
Financial series shows how to handle money
The public is invited to attend Financial Peace University (FPU) on Thursdays beginning March 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Alexandria Covenant Church, 4005 Dakota Street in Alexandria. FPU teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 24, 2016
Alexandria's 401(k) plans rank as ninth best in state
Workers in Alexandria have good retirement saving plans, according to a new study. A New York financial technology company, SmartAsset, ranks the city as the ninth best in the state for 401(k) benefit plans. The study, released last week, compared employer contributions to total contributions,...
March 24, 2016 - 2:12pm
January 15, 2016
Cities request: More state money, please
There is no surprise to what Greater Minnesota cities want from the next Legislature: more state money. It is an issue Greater Minnesota city officials, along with those from Minneapolis and St. Paul, have brought to legislators every year for more than a decade. State funds, paid...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Follow this advice on how to spot a scam
Scammers are constantly reinventing new ways to perpetrate old ploys. Whether you’re contacted by phone, mail, email, text or in person, the following tips provide advice on how to spot a scam. You are contacted out of the blue. You should never send money or provide personal information...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
Five things to know about MNsure open enrollment
With the 2016 open enrollment period under way, MNsure is reminding Minnesotans about five things they should keep in mind when shopping and comparing health insurance coverage options for themselves or their family. 1. MNsure can save you money. The Minnesota Department of Commerce...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
$2 million available for agriculture research
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced that $2 million is available to applicants for applied crop research grants. Research must focus on improving agricultural product quality, quantity and value. Projects must benefit Minnesota farmers and the state’s economy...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
December 19, 2014
Final levy approved for School District 206
New legislation that allows school districts to authorize local optional revenue in per pupil levies was a major factor in a 7.41 percent increase for the next certified levy in Alexandria School District 206. After holding a public hearing, the District 206 School Board certified...
December 19, 2014 - 9:38am
December 12, 2014
City taxes bump up slightly
Most will see increase of less than 1 percent
December 12, 2014 - 12:00am
December 5, 2014
Good news about next year’s taxes
School District 206 levies draw some questions
December 5, 2014 - 12:00am
Ag, mobile home taxes due soon
Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer Char Rosenow reminds owners of land classified as agricultural and mobile home owners that second-half tax payments are due on or before Monday, November 17. To avoid a penalty, envelopes must be postmarked on or before November 17. Payments may also...
November 5, 2014 - 12:00am
October 24, 2014
Finally, some good news about insurance
Auto coverage in Alexandria is 7 percent cheaper than state average
October 24, 2014 - 12:00am
September 19, 2014
Tax prep volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist in preparation of taxes for the 2014 tax season in the Alexandria area. AARP Tax-Aide program volunteers provide free personal income tax counseling and tax form preparation for low to middle income persons and senior citizens. Tax-Aide volunteers...
September 19, 2014 - 12:00am
April 25, 2014
Real estate tax payments due May 15
Douglas County auditor/treasurer Char Rose-now issued a reminder to property owners that the first half real estate tax payments are due on or before Thursday, May 15. If you received a statement that has Kandiyohi County on it, the dollar amounts are correct, but the check should...
April 25, 2014 - 12:00am
February 19, 2014
CenterPoint Energy offers natural gas meter safety tips
CenterPoint Energy reminds the public of tips to stay safe, prevent service interruption and ensure proper meter operation. Snow and ice accumulation on or near the natural gas meter set or above a meter set on a roof can cause potentially dangerous conditions including natural gas...
February 19, 2014 - 12:00am