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Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
Pilots complain about hangar use but airport manager sides with Cunninghams
March trial set in 2013 fatal stabbing case
Fire after possible explosion destroys central Minn. home
Northeast Minn. historians plan events marking 1918 fires that killed hundreds
Boys basketball: Lakers get big win in WCC
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 16
Wrestling: Raiders finish third in home invite
Wrestling: Lakers finish second at home invitational
Girls basketball: Panthers defeat state-ranked Warriors
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Morken: South Dakota is still worth the hunt
Collector looks for info on rare lure he believes could have ties locally
Take a kid fishing weekend starts this Saturday
The final four: Alexandria's Jim Larson wins 2017 Hunt Down Your Photos Contest
Sally L. Falk
Dr. James L. Adams
JoAnn Lynn (Haakonson) Seal
OUR TURN: The hurtful practice of judging others
LETTER: Making America great starts with love
LETTER: Put cap on loans that can't be paid
LETTER: County board shows little respect for veterans
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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
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
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Update: Woman dies in Alexandria apartment fire
January 12, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota would seem to have an outsized influence on the next farm bill. Both of the state's senators are on that body's Agriculture...
January 12, 2018 - 11:10am
December 18, 2017
More than 50 signed up for B-E committees
The Brandon-Evansville School District is moving forward with its volunteer committees to look at facility needs and there's still time for...
December 18, 2017 - 11:01pm
December 14, 2017
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
To the editor: I read the article about Trevor Peterson (Alexandria School District business director) on why there was a 23 percent increase for school taxes in 2018. I can't dispute Mr. Peterson's statement that much of the increase was the result of a decrease in 2017 because I...
December 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
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
23 percent tax increase? Alexandria School District explains
For those with sticker-shock about their school property tax bill, Trevor Peterson said of school tax levies, that it's like "one giant puzzle."...
December 1, 2017 - 10:35am
November 26, 2017
LETTER: Reagan's tax cuts helped economy
To the editor: I am writing in response to Robert Peterson's letter (Nov. 17) about the rich getting tax cuts. When Ronald Reagan was president, he cut taxes and our economy was great. In the past years people were given so many handouts they didn't want to work. Where do jobs come...
November 26, 2017 - 11:40am
November 4, 2017
Tax volunteers sought
West Central Communities Action is seeking tax volunteers to "put the 'fun' in 'refund.'" Each year, the nonprofit puts on a free tax clinic to help low-income taxpayers. The agency notes that many people find taxes the opposite of fun, "But how do you think you would feel if giving...
November 4, 2017 - 5:43pm
Ag, mobile home taxes due Nov. 15
Douglas County Auditor/Treasure Char Rosenow reminds owners of land classified as agriculture and manufactured homes that second half real estate tax payments are due on or before Wednesday, Nov. 15. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15. If mailing your tax payment,...
November 4, 2017 - 12:26pm
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 19, 2017
Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
A preview of Douglas County's tax levy shows there will be an increase for 2018. However, how much of an increase remains to be see. The preliminary levy was approved at Tuesday's regular County Board meeting. The levy was set at $27 million, which is a 3.96 percent increase from...
September 19, 2017 - 3:41pm
August 25, 2017
B-E district: Refunds could blunt referendum cost
The Brandon-Evansville School District is informing district residents they could qualify for special tax refunds or tax deferrals if the proposed school referendum passes next week. Voters will be heading to the polls next Wednesday, Aug. 30, to vote yes or no on a $38.75 million...
August 25, 2017 - 6:41am
May 31, 2017
Legislature lays groundwork to sue Minnesota governor
PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is preparing to sue the governor.A legislative committee plans a Friday, June 2, meeting to consider hiring...
May 31, 2017 - 5:20pm
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 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 23, 2017
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm