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Douglas County Outstanding Seniors: Pickles, bowling and much more
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
Vintage bike ride rescheduled
UPDATE: Police seek man, teens, seen with missing Alexandria girl
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, August 14
Alex 11U baseball team takes home state title
Atkinson wins Race for the Fallen Lineman at Viking
Alexandria Horseshoe League singles tournament results
Hole-in-one at Nordic
Storhaug wins Graniteman Triathlon Series
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Engaged - Sharp and Kasper
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
James F. Chan
Patrick A."Pat" White
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
Why rush a wedding?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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July 24, 2017
Dancing ordinance is on the way out
If you're interested in dancing, drilling private wells, parking on the grass or holding signs on city property, you should have been at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting. The council considered ordinance changes involving all four of those topics. An out-dated section of city...
July 24, 2017 - 11:42pm
July 21, 2017
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
You can't hold a public dance in Alexandria without a license if the dancers have to pay a fee. If you do get a license, you still have to follow...
July 21, 2017 - 11:38am
April 14, 2017
City looks into easing rules about parking on grass
Should people be allowed to park on the grass in Alexandria? The Alexandria Planning Commission will address the issue — and other items — at its meeting on Monday, April 17 at Alexandria City Hall. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Right now, it's against city code to park...
April 14, 2017 - 2:16pm
March 24, 2017
Winning Edge Graphics buys Bold Fusion
Winning Edge Graphics in Alexandria is buying Bold Fusion Screen Printing and Embroidery. Robyn Snyder, owner of Winning Edge, said Becky Galligan,...
March 24, 2017 - 11:00am
March 11, 2016
YOU ASKED: Can something be done about old signs?
We've all seen them hanging around town, long after anyone wants to see them. They're outdated and just no longer useful. They're old signs for...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
You asked: Why do population signs vary?
A reader poses a question the newspaper has received many times over the years: “Why do the population signs on various roads leading into...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Where can campaign signs go?
Question: I've noticed some campaign signs alongside the road and very close to intersections. Is this legal? Answer: Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27. In addition, campaign...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way
Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
While driving through downtown Alexandria, motorists may have noticed that the "No Turn On Red" signs that were previously on 5th Avenue and...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Sign thefts frustrate local realtor
Realtor signs have been reported stolen in the Alexandria area. Alexandria realtor Sheryl Bakewell said many of the signs she's placed have been stolen off the properties. Three signs on South Darling Drive, others by Lake Ida and arrow signs on Crestwood Drive have been stolen...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 18, 2010
MnDOT urges keeping event signs, items for sale away from highway rights of way
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds citizens that placing unauthorized signs and other objects on state highway rights of way is illegal and can distract drivers and obstruct their vision. "With summer here, we are already seeing an increase in advertising...
June 18, 2010 - 12:00am
June 6, 2010
MnDOT urges keeping event signs, items for sale away from highway right of way
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds citizens that placing unauthorized signs and other objects on state highway right of way is illegal and can distract drivers and obstruct their vision. "With summer here, we are already seeing an increase in advertising signs and...
June 6, 2010 - 11:15am
July 31, 2009
Council considers fee for 911 signs
Those who move into some newly annexed areas of Alexandria may have to pay a $30 fee so their property has a 911 sign. At its meeting Monday, the Alexandria City Council gave preliminary approval to establish the new fee. It will only apply to annexed areas that the city determines...
July 31, 2009 - 12:00am
June 30, 2009
934037 Ordinance 639 - Signs
Ordinance 639 Publish July 1, 2009 ORDINANCE NO. 639 2ND SERIES BY REFERENCE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 10.24 OF THE ALEXANDRIA CITY CODE RELATING TO SIGNS WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Alexandria desires to amend Section 10.24 of the Alexandria City Code relating...
June 30, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Keep event signs away from highway rights of way
Spring marks the season opener for garage sales, open houses and auctions, but placing signs promoting the events in highway rights of way create potential hazards, warns the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Signs in rights of way, especially at intersections, can...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am