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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
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
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
April 1, 2016
IRS.gov has tools for quick answers
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encourages taxpayers working on their 2015 tax returns to take advantage of the numerous online tools and resources available on IRS.gov. The tax deadline is Monday, April 18. The IRS has a wide variety of easy-to-use, online tools on IRS.gov. Through...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Bill would axe tax on ambulance services
Legislation to remove tax from ambulance services is making its way through the Minnesota House. A 2 percent health-care provider tax has been charged for ambulance runs, as well as doctor visits and other health-care related needs. Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, said ambulance services...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am