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Driver dies after semi leaves I-94, strikes trees
Car hits ambulance in Pope County, five injured
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
High-speed pursuit ends with arrest
Gov. calls for big boost in higher education funding
Basketball scores from Friday, Feb. 17
Boys Basketball: Lakers lose close battle against Sauk Centre
State girls hockey: Cards to take on top-seeded Blake in opener
Boys Basketball: WCA downed by Wheaton-Herman-Norcross
Girls Basketball: Osakis clinches conference title
How spiritual life begins
Knights speech team brings home five individual ribbons
Broaden reading horizons at magazine discussion group
Alexandria Covenant Church's GriefShare begins Feb. 21
Growing Through Our Grief provides emotional support, education
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Hunters voice their opinions at deer management meeting in Alexandria
UPDATED: Cross-country snowmobile race won't reach Alexandria
Free fishing: Ice angling program for vets, kids coming to Alexandria
Marcella Martha Brendle
Perry L. Butcher
Cody M. Larson
Carroll D. Abel
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
LETTER: Project was seriously flawed
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
OUR TURN: Trust, facts and bathroom doors
LETTER: Travel ban is personal
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Outwintering Field Day includes tours of Morris dairy herd
Announcing extension intern positions
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
Farm Storage Facility Loan program expands
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't get tripped up this tax season
How much progress have you made on your 2017 taxes? More importantly, if you're not filing the return yourself, how trustworthy is your tax preparer? The IRS began accepting tax returns on Jan. 23 and is expecting more than 153 million individual tax returns will be filed. The Better...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
January 12, 2017
Minnesota tax relief bill passes
ST. PAUL — More than 200,000 Minnesotans soon will receive tax breaks Minnesota senators passed legislation 66-0 Thursday, Jan. 12, to cut taxes by making state tax law conform with federal law. The House already took the same action to help Minnesotans who are beginning to...
January 12, 2017 - 5:25pm
January 5, 2017
MN governor revises, brings back tax bill that had $101 million mistake
ST. PAUL—A tweaked 2016 tax proposal that never made it into law is back. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said on Thursday, Jan. 5, that his...
January 5, 2017 - 4:48pm
January 3, 2017
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL—2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, Jan. 1, illuminating the newly renovated building. But the sparkle...
January 3, 2017 - 1:21pm
December 28, 2016
LETTER: Charities pay over 50 percent tax rate
To the editor: Why do Alexandria residents and our local charities that raise money for local causes using pull tab gaming, not stand up against an outrageous Alexandria gaming ordinance? This is an ordinance that in 2014 and 2015 took an average $50,000/year from the work of our...
December 28, 2016 - 8:00am
December 13, 2016
City bumps levy up 2.75 percent
Alexandria residents should see an increase of between 2 and 3 percent in the city's share of their property taxes next year but mainly because of increased property values, not the city's levy. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a 2017 levy...
December 13, 2016 - 12:28am
December 7, 2016
County increases tax levy by nearly 2 percent
Property owners in Douglas County will see their property taxes go up by nearly 2 percent for the 2017 tax year. Char Rosenow, Douglas County auditor/treasurer, provided detailed information about the county's $49 million budget and $25.9 million dollar levy Thursday, Dec. 1, during...
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
Tennessee Roadhouse taxes paid off
The owners of the Tennessee Roadhouse restaurant, Kevin and Connie Lee Cunningham, made good with Douglas County. On Nov. 28, the Cunninghams...
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
December 2, 2016
Menards withdraws request for lower property valuation
Despite a lawsuit by Menards seeking a lower property assessment, which would lead to lower taxes, the value on its Alexandria store will not...
December 2, 2016 - 10:00am
October 10, 2016
Minnesota revenues below forecast
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenue for the past three months was $97 million below expectations.That is a 2.1 percent drop, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday, Oct. 10. All major taxes were below what earlier was expected. Still, the state collected nearly $4.5 billion...
October 10, 2016 - 5:15pm
September 21, 2016
Talks renew hope of special legislative session
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special legislative session dead just more than a month ago, but on Thursday, legislative...
September 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
September 8, 2016
County backs off tax plan for restaurant
After Douglas County commissioners voted Tuesday to undo a tax payment plan for an Alexandria restaurant and decided not to reconsider the issue,...
September 8, 2016 - 11:22am
September 2, 2016
County to rescind tax plan for restaurant
A decision giving the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off their taxes is set to be rescinded at next week's Douglas County Board meeting. The meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, Sept. 6. and the item is on the agenda at 9:40 a.m. County Board Chair Jerry Johnson...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
County gives restaurant more time to pay taxes
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to give the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off taxes they owe...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
School board denies tax break for hotel development
By Tara Bitzan and Al Edenloff, Echo Press A planned $9.6 million hotel project came up against another road block Monday, when the Alexandria School Board denied a tax abatement request. The request was made by Schultz Properties Investments, LLC to assist with the costs of construction...
April 20, 2016 - 4:10pm