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Driver who fled Alexandria police faces five charges
Law enforcement blotter: September 1, 2015
Community conversation for all learners offered
Unoccupied homes burglarized in county
Out and About: Home Tour
Brainerd handles Alexandria 5-1
Sports roundup from Tuesday, September 1
Bulldogs run past Osakis in second half
Cardinals split at home tennis invite against Foley, Monticello
Parkers Prairie football: Panthers 2-0 in first year all their own
Local Boy Scouts, plumbers work together
Awareness walk targets congenital heart defects
High school students named 2015 AP Scholars
Law enforcement scholarships available
Ask a Trooper: Can I leave pets in a running car?
Engaged - Haugen and Jones
Births - Douglas County Hospital births through August 26
Births - Douglas County Hospital through August 18, 2015
Wedding - Olson and Baker
Engaged - Kludt and Vickerman
Youth Outdoor Activity Day: More than they could imagine
Hummingbird presentation coming to Alexandria
Youth Outdoor Activity Day returning August 30
Time to shine
Mary Roers, 93
James Endreson, 90
Noah Peterson, 27
Hannah Cobler, 15
Richard Johnson, 66
Echo Press Editorial: Parking lot ‘nightmare’ gone at post office
Observations from the archives, 1990: “Good morning, America” by ATC students broadcast nationwide
In the Know: Tragic death of a family member leads to other lives being saved
Max J. Beilke VA outpatient clinic is real blessing
School lunches should limit meats, offer more plant-based foods
4-H food stand serves local beef
Turkey industry, avian influenza recovery featured at state fair
Fall planted bulbs for spring blooms
State grants help fund live-stock im-provements
Rebates available to farms, handlers
Douglas Machine Foundation awards grant to DCCCP
JLG Architects named to Circle of Excellence
Bernick Family Foundation to award $150,000
Storage units available in Forada
Dust Busters relocates to Forada
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 21, 2011
A $1 million pickle: Cities in area stand to lose $1 million in state cuts
Alexandria stands to lose $661,124 - 6.5 percent of its total budget - if the latest budget proposal from the Minnesota Legislature is enacted. House...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Letter - Zero tolerance is needed for bullying
To the editor: Just over a year ago, the Alexandria City Council approved the establishment of the Cultural Inclusiveness Committee (CIC) to advise the city on matters that foster a community that is welcoming, vibrant and inclusive of diversity. We believe that diversity enriches...
letters / opinion
January 21, 2011 - 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
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
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...
government / News
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.
government / News / school
May 13, 2009 - 12:05am
January 7, 2009
New Year's baby arrives
And the first Douglas County baby born in 2009 is...Avery Ness. The daughter of Ashley and William Ness Jr. of Garfield, Avery was delivered...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
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 8, 2008
Mayoral candidates answer a question
For the first time in eight years, a mayoral race is taking place in Alexandria. Voters will decide between incumbent mayor Dan Ness and challenger...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
September 11, 2008
Challengers file for Alexandria City Council
Races for key positions in Alexandria city government will spice up this fall's elections. Three seats are being contested. Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness filed for re-election and will be running against challenger Virgil Batesole, owner of The Alexson Apartments. Harvey Weisel, council...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am