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Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Westbound I-94 lanes between Evansville, Garfield to open today
Alexandria schools' preliminary tax levy rises 0.8%
Radtke, Fletcher named AAHS homecoming king and queen
Volleyball: Cards fend off Rocori in five after an early 2-0 advantage
Boys soccer: Cardinals content after hanging with Apollo
Blizzard hockey: Crouse likes the mix of youth, veterans as Alexandria takes season opener
Volleyball: Knights fall in five to Rothsay
Opener comes in hot
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
David F. Rau
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
Letter to the Editor: Thefts aren't victimless crimes
Letter to the Editor: Something is wrong at AAHS
It's Our Turn: Many miles and memories
4-H holds county competition
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
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
4-H holds county competition
hires and promotions
on the street
September 14, 2018
An extra eye out for unsafe driving: Drivers said to be disobeying 'no left turn' signs
Some drivers heading east on Third Avenue in Alexandria are putting themselves, pedestrians and other drivers in danger when they try to turn...
September 14, 2018 - 7:11am
March 16, 2018
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton suggests some tax cuts and some increases, lots more spending for some programs, a little more for...
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
February 17, 2018
Minn. GOP, Dems differ on how much to spend on bonding projects
ST. PAUL — Lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton will most likely take out a massive taxpayer-backed loan this year to fund a pile of construction projects. The only questions are how much should the loan be and which projects should be funded? Spoiler alert: Democrats say it should...
February 17, 2018 - 10:29am
December 11, 2017
Tax hearing turns testy
Homeowners in Alexandria can expect a slight decrease or increase in the city portion of their tax bills next year, depending on their property values. Following a "truth in taxation" hearing Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a 2018 levy of $6,725,676, a 4.01 percent...
December 11, 2017 - 11:46pm
December 8, 2017
Levy, budget on council's agenda
The public will soon have a chance to speak their mind about Alexandria's proposed 2018 budget and levy. A "truth in taxation" hearing will take place at 7:15 p.m. at the Alexandria City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 12. The city is proposing a levy of $6,725,676, a 4.01 percent...
December 8, 2017 - 9:31am
December 5, 2017
Minnesota budget forecast shows slight dip
ST. PAUL — The economy remains strong, but a new report indicates Minnesotans should not be overly confident. The Tuesday, Dec. 5, budget forecast,...
December 5, 2017 - 4:37pm
December 1, 2017
Douglas County approves 1.8 percent property tax increase
When Douglas County set its preliminary levy in September, property owners would have seen a 4 percent increase in their property taxes. However,...
December 1, 2017 - 2:54pm
September 25, 2017
Taxes to dip for some in Alexandria
Alexandria taxpayers got an idea for how much they'll pay in city taxes next year. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a preliminary levy increase of 4.01 percent for 2018. That's a bit more than the 2.75 percent levy increase that was collected this...
September 25, 2017 - 10:56pm
September 22, 2017
Public to get peek at city's 2018 levy Monday
Alexandria taxpayers will get their first look at the city's proposed 2018 budget and levy on Monday night. The Alexandria City Council will hold a public hearing on the issue at 7:30 p.m. during its regular meeting at City Hall, which starts at 7 p.m. Once the council approves a...
September 22, 2017 - 10:20am
July 21, 2017
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
To the editor: The state Legislature has taken the governor to court. How did we get here? The process this year has me concerned. The Legislature passed two budget bills. The first one was done late April or early May and the governor sent it back, signing none of it. The second...
July 21, 2017 - 10:35am
May 31, 2017
Dayton signs budget bills, but no money for Legislature
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state government has a budget, other than for the Legislature. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Legislature's budget Tuesday,...
May 31, 2017 - 7:14am
May 26, 2017
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
ST. PAUL -- The $46 billion question remains unanswered. Minnesota legislators finished passing a two-year state budget of that size early Friday,...
May 26, 2017 - 4:54pm
May 25, 2017
Biking trail dispute derails Minnesota Legislature's final budget work
ST. PAUL -- A gentle harmonica concert by Rep. Bob Loonan did not provide quite enough calm late Thursday, May 25, as a relatively minor issue...
May 25, 2017 - 9:12pm
May 24, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
ST. PAUL—An overtime Minnesota legislative session provided an opening to protest the state budget as legislative leaders worked out plans...
May 24, 2017 - 9:10pm
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
ST. PAUL—Minnesota legislators missed their second deadline in two days Wednesday morning, May 24, leaving much of the state's $46 billion,...
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am