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Updated: Bail set for suspects in connection with Forada assault
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Central Minnesota motorcyclist identified as victim in SD crash
Paying respect to one of their own
Boys golf: Cardinals trying to put it all together after Brainerd steals one at AGC
Girls golf: Silverstreaks are conference champs
Boys golf: Osakis finishes fifth in CMC
Baseball: Merritt's one-hitter leads B-E over Hancock
Girls golf: Cardinals take another CLC meet
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Frances V. (Detmers) Kay
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
John "Jack" Burns
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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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