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Runners 'Awake the Grapes' at Carlos Creek
Two men injured after plane crash in Lake Minnewaska
Brandon-Evansville High School celebrates commencement
UPDATE: Miltona man dies in tractor rollover
Track and field: A-B-E takes Pheasant title
Baseball: Section seeding is set for area teams
Sports roundup from Thursday, May 21
Area golf: Janu dominates as Lakers complete sweep of WCC season
Girls golf: Cards' dominance of CLC continues as focus shifts to sections
57 Chevy to kick off Red Willow Arts Coalition concerts
Christians are all equal under God
Faith Lutheran offers Church for Busy People
Alexandria Covenant begins GriefShare series
Former pastor to present worship service concert Sunday, May 24
Engaged - Fraser and Lunneborg
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 20, 201
Wedding - Erickson and Larsen
Engaged - Flynn and Connell
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 11, 2015
Living her dream: Osakis' Swenstad pursues a passion in the outdoors with no hesitation
Mike Frisch: Keep it simple
Council seeks funding requests from Outdoor Heritage Fund
Fishing opener comes with a quiet bite
Funeral - Mary Haaland, 85
Service - Harold Wagner, 76
Funeral - Dianne Watkins, 70
Service - Richard Mittage, 62
Mary Haaland, 85
Echo Press Editorial: Are you forgetting something this Memorial Day?
It's Our Turn: Cat, a day in the life
Dog should be under owner’s control
Should keep pet at home
Will USA soon become Humpty Dumpty?
Gardening Tips: Grow your best tomato yet
The best field for new college graduates: agriculture
MN dairy uses wasp larvae to control flies
Ag producers must file for federal crop insurance
Protect your pet
ALP Utilities earns Safety Award of Excellence
Marco recognized for service excellence
North Dakota’s Small Business Person of Year has local connection
Hospice of Douglas County receives honors
OfficeMax invests in teachers, students
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 Republican leaders announced the plan Tuesday as part of an effort to plug the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit. The plan leans...
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 before a packed crowd at the Kiwanis noon luncheon at Broadway Ballroom, incumbent Mayor Dan Ness and challenger Virgil Batesole took turns...
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 Virgil Batesole. The winner will serve a four-year term. In an effort to give voters more information, the newspaper gave each of the...
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