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Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs to blame
At least four tornadoes confirmed in southern Minnesota storm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 20
County sets preliminary levy
El Nino conditions likely across region throughout winter
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
Football: Morical, defense help Cards to a homecoming win
Football: Osakis pulls off 27-20 homecoming win
Cross country: Alexandria teams take second at Rocori
Volleyball: Cardinals sweep for third straight win
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
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
Paid Political Letter: Warlow represents Minnesota values
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
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
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
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April 27, 2018
Fifth grade Math Masters take top honors Two Alexandria fifth-graders took first place in a regional math competition, and one team placed second....
April 27, 2018 - 3:34pm
August 25, 2017
Council to ponder well rules again
An issue that has ignited controversy in Alexandria for six years — whether the city should ban the drilling of new private wells — will rekindle Monday night. At 7:25 p.m., the Alexandria City council will consider the082517. final adoption of an ordinance to prohibit...
August 25, 2017 - 6:40am
August 16, 2017
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN
August 16, 2017 - 8:48am
August 12, 2017
Alexandria considers banning new wells
At its meeting on Monday, August 28, the Alexandria City Council will consider the final adoption of an ordinance which will prohibit the drilling of new private wells. Sara Stadtherr, the city's communications coordinator, sent out a news release to provide clarity to some questions...
August 12, 2017 - 8:10am
August 4, 2017
Letter: City doesn't have authority to ban wells
To the editor: Last week, the Alexandria City Council voted on a preliminary measure to ban private wells, approved on a 3-2 vote. It prohibits the drilling of new private wells, including ones to replace a failed private well, on property that's served by city water. The council...
August 4, 2017 - 2:10pm
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
June 22, 2017
Commentary: Water wells are safe
By Steven Traut, Alexandria, MN Wells have been around for over 8,000 years. Many of the first wells were dug by hand and used rock or stone for casing. Later evolved to wood casing, steel casing and now PVC casing. Modern water wells are drilled with materials that meet NSF 60 standards,...
June 22, 2017 - 8:32am
March 13, 2017
Ban on new wells sinks, for now
A public hearing on an ordinance to ban the drilling of new private wells in Alexandria drew a packed crowd at Monday night's council meeting, along with a stream of concerns and questions. Three people from out of the area who represented well drilling groups opposed the idea. Freeport...
March 13, 2017 - 11:51pm
August 23, 2016
New well policy draws overflow crowd at council meeting
A public hearing to get feedback on proposed changes to Alexandria's private well policy packed City Hall Monday night. Eight people spoke during...
August 23, 2016 - 12:09am
January 12, 2011
Letter - Leaders: Use common sense
To the editor: Will common sense prevail? Ed Rooney hit the nail on the head (Sunday Star Tribune) when he asked what is wrong with the city spending money like water when homeowners and businesses are struggling to stay afloat? I think it's time some county and city officials start...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
October 16, 2010
Ag department offers online video to help homeowners test private wells for atrazine
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has created a video, educating homeowners on how to test private wells for atrazine. This video explains some of the ways a well could become contaminated, provides a step-by-step procedure for screening a well, and what to do if atrazine...
October 16, 2010 - 11:22am