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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
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April 23, 2018
Council tables request to change housing project
A request to make changes to a big housing development spread over 30 acres of land in southeast Alexandria was tabled Monday night. The Alexandria...
April 23, 2018 - 10:49pm
April 21, 2018
Big housing development seeks changes
Changes in a large apartment development will be considered at the Alexandria City Council meeting on Monday, April 23. Unique Development LLP is seeking a conditional use permit, amendments to its planned unit development and other zoning requests for its property near Woodland Elementary...
April 21, 2018 - 11:36am
April 13, 2018
'Never seen inventory this low:' Dismal housing picture in Douglas County
When Sierra Gritz began looking for a home to purchase last October, she thought it would be a matter of finding a house she liked, making an...
April 13, 2018 - 6:27am
February 21, 2018
New rules proposed for vacation rentals
If you rent out your private home or lake cabin for short-term stays, listen up. Or if you live next to someone who frequently rents their property...
February 21, 2018 - 1:09pm
February 15, 2018
LETTER: Workforce, child care, housing shortages
To the editor: (In response to Tara Bizan's Feb. 7 column, "Goal: A community of excellence.") The workforce, child care and housing shortages are deeply connected. Workforce shortages provide overtime and wage growth. Rentees having more money means renters can charge more, allowing...
February 15, 2018 - 8:20am
December 2, 2017
Greater Minnesota has jobs, but not enough homes
ST. PAUL — The story is that greater Minnesota loses population because there are not enough jobs. However, many greater Minnesota communities...
December 2, 2017 - 4:19pm
October 23, 2017
City eyes tax-forfeited property for affordable housing
Six parcels of land in Alexandria that were forfeited to the state because the owners didn't pay property taxes may soon serve a new purpose — affordable housing. The Alexandria City Council voted Monday to convey the parcels to the Alexandria Housing and Redevelopment Authority....
October 23, 2017 - 11:25pm
August 2, 2017
Group aims to build garages for special needs housing
Last winter, a tenant of the Nordic Meadow apartments in Alexandria strung an extension cord from the complex doors all the way to her car to...
August 2, 2017 - 7:33pm
April 7, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Affordable housing problem looms
Finding decent, affordable housing in the Alexandria area, either to rent or buy, is no easy task. After the economy slowly recovered from the recession, many assumed the housing situation would improve. It hasn't. A growing number of Minnesotans, including those in the Alexandria...
April 7, 2017 - 9:03am
December 14, 2016
State grant supports Glenwood apartment project
Glenwood is one of four Minnesota communities to benefit from a workforce housing grant from the state. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is contributing $737,600 toward a 32-unit apartment building in Glenwood. D.W. Jones is the developer of the $4.8...
December 14, 2016 - 1:59pm
December 2, 2016
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
By Sean Fleming, Alexandria, MN Arrowwood's recently proposed boarding project has come under fire from its neighbors. Celeste Edenloff's article, "Employee housing project faces opposition," documents frustrations regarding property rates, the quality of the building and environmental...
December 2, 2016 - 8:00am
Grants could fix up homes, rental units
Does your house or rental property need repairs? Help is on the way. The city of Alexandria plans to file a pre-application to the Department...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
New group of apartments gets approval
A proposal to build 160 new apartment units in what used to be a gravel pit in east Alexandria is moving forward.
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 13, 2016
$2 million apartment project proposed near Woodland
A plan to build a $2 million three-story, 36-unit apartment building in Alexandria came before the Alexandria City Council Monday night. The developer, Unique Opportunities, LLC, of Fergus Falls includes Samuel Herzog, Troy Johnson and Patrick Herzog. The 24,000-square foot building...
June 13, 2016 - 9:24pm
June 8, 2016
Westrom supports 'tiny houses' for elderly
The Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on May 2 authorizing the use and zoning of “tiny homes” as a housing option for the elderly, disabled, and those nearing the end of life. Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, was a strong advocate of the measure and praised...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am