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Short sleeves in January
Turnouts strong for women's marches across ND, Minn.
DL's Leonard Thielen - Adam Thielen's grandpa - recounts his days as an ice harvester
Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
AgweekTV: Show Goats
Boys basketball: Big first half guides Lakers by ACGC
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria drops third straight
Boys basketball: Balanced effort leads Knights past CGB
Girls basketball: Panthers own Tigers in home game
Boys basketball: Knights recover for a win over Sebeka
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
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
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
Letter: Beginning farmers stand to benefit from proposed act
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
hires and promotions
on the street
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
June 3, 2016
COMMENTARY: Bonding bill needed now for affordable housing in Minnesota
By Skip Duchesneau, President of D.W. Jones, Inc., Walker, MN Across Minnesota, rents are rising and income is falling. Since 2000, here in Douglas County, rents have jumped 16 percent while income has declined 5 percent – making housing a significant burden for a growing number...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
Oil patch fight has local tie
The largest provider of oilfield worker housing in the Bakken wants the courts to intervene in Williston’s decision to close all crew camps...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Smoke-free housing training offered for landlords, property owners
Smoke-free policies are preferred by 75 percent of potential renters in Minnesota. Having a smoke-free policy lowers cleaning and turnover costs and saves time and money. Live Smoke Free, the Public Health Law Center and Horizon Public Health will offer training on the benefits...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Knute Nelson breaks ground for Grand Arbor expansion
Knute Nelson in Alexandria broke ground for its Grand Arbor expansion on July 17. The addition to Grand Arbor will be connected to the existing...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Good Samaritan Society to close Glenwood location
The Good Samaritan Society – Glenwood Lakeview plans to close on or around October 20. Management recently gave the state a 60-day notice, as required by state law, to close the facility. Lakeview has been serving the Glenwood community and surrounding area since 1992, when...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am