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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
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
Cross country: Grove breaks own record to lead Osakis
Girls tennis: Silverstreaks power past Braves 6-1
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....
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
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Delores V. Marston
Charles "Chuck" Towner
Gloria Louise (Anderson) Hulsey
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
July 8, 2018
New housing project begins: It includes 28 townhomes, 56-unit complex
Work is now underway on the new "Green Pastures" housing development near Latoka Drive and County Road 45 in west Alexandria. A groundbreaking...
July 8, 2018 - 8:07am
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