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AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
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