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Sun sets over sparse snow
Two New Hope police officers shot at City Hall; gunman killed
Explosion levels home near Bemidji
Alexandria to hire two new police officers
K9 unit deployed after chase with suspect
Sports schedule for Tuesday, January 27
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
Sports roundup from Monday, January 26
Sports schedule for Monday, January 26
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
Take a spiritual journey
Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Ruby Benson, 73
Allan Altnow, 87
LaVaun Schoeck, 84
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 25, 2012
Agreement reached with District 206 teachers
Alexandria School District 206 and the local teachers union group recently reached an agreement on teachers' salary and benefits. The school board approved the contract during its May 21 meeting. Over two years - July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 - teachers will receive an overall...
news / school
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Salaries frozen: County approves 0 percent increase for elected officials
Douglas County commissioners are sticking to their guns when it comes to keeping the county's budget at a 0 percent increase. At Tuesday's regular board meeting, commissioners approved a 0 percent increase for their per diems, a 0 percent increase in their salaries and a 0 percent...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
November 28, 2010
Douglas County Board to discuss salaries at special meeting
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will meet in Conference Room E of the Courthouse for a special meeting on Wednesday, December 1 to discuss salary issues. Here is the agenda: 9 a.m. - Call to Order (in accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D the board will meeting in closed...
November 28, 2010 - 8:42am
November 17, 2010
Council approves salary increases
On a 3-2 vote, the Alexandria City Council approved a 2 percent increase in their salaries for 2011 and 2012. The council took action on the salaries at its November 8 meeting.
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Horner suggests starting teachers early
August 28, 2010 - 7:55am
January 20, 2010
Teacher salary settlements drop to record low in state
Education Minnesota, a union of 70,000 educators, estimates more than half of the state's teachers accepted salary freezes in one or both years of their new two-year contracts. Salary increases averaged 0.77 percent in the first year, and 0.96 percent in the second year - the lowest...
news / school / state
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
County sets salaries for 'team leaders'
A new year equals new leadership for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and new salaries for four elected officials. At its organizational meeting Tuesday morning, the five county commissioners voted Paul Anderson in as the new board chair. Outgoing board chair Bev Bales...
government / news
January 8, 2010 - 12:05am
December 24, 2009
Commissioners split over elected officials' salaries
Per diems and mileage rates were set, the levy was approved, a report was heard from the state auditor's office and raises for some department heads were given while there was a debate over pay bumps for elected officials. These were just a few of the items that took place at Tuesday's...
December 24, 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