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Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Visitors celebrate Norway connection
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Evansville School to get new roof
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
Baseball: Hartshorn picks up Player of the Week honor
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
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
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
Herbert G. Hoppe Jr.
Larry E. Thielmann
Lori A. Hornberger
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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
On The Street
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March 21, 2018
Evansville City Council fills vacancy
Richard Novotny has been elected to fill the fourth spot on the Evansville City Council. The vacancy was left when former mayor Terry Aasness resigned at the Evansville City Council meeting Monday, Dec. 11. City council member Monica Olson stepped in as mayor, leaving the spot in...
March 21, 2018 - 10:39am
Evansville seeking applications for City Council seat
The Evansville City Council is taking applications to fill a vacant city council seat. The council spot became vacant after Monica Olson shifted into the mayor position from her City Council seat. Olson took over as acting mayor after former mayor, Terry Aasness, resigned in December....
February 21, 2018 - 8:33am
November 10, 2017
Final action expected on e-cigarette ban
Final action is expected to be taken Monday on Alexandria's proposed indoor ban of e-cigarettes in public places. The Alexandria City Council will consider a second and final reading of the ordinance regarding electronic delivery services during its Nov. 13 meeting, which starts at...
November 10, 2017 - 12:06pm
September 23, 2017
For the record
Alexandria City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners Special meeting Location: Alexandria City Hall Council Chambers at 704 Broadway St. The Alexandria City Council will hold an informational session at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. The topic is the tax increment financing...
September 23, 2017 - 6:22am
September 13, 2017
Minn. city snuffs ordinance restricting sale of tobacco to buyers under 21
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — After almost two hours of testimony Tuesday, Sept. 12, some of it quite emotional, the Detroit Lakes City Council...
September 13, 2017 - 8:37am
March 8, 2017
Sunday liquor sales passes, but needs local OK
A bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton, but Alexandria and many other municipalities will need to take action at the local level. The Minnesota House voted 88-39 on Thursday, March 2, to accept the Senate's version...
March 8, 2017 - 6:00am
December 9, 2016
City presents 'wish list' to legislators
While others are making out their Christmas lists, the Alexandria City Council has a wish list of its own — priority issues that it wants...
December 9, 2016 - 6:00am
November 25, 2016
For the Record - Nov. 25, 2016
ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, NOV. 28 1. 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance; invocation, public comments 2. 7:10 p.m. Consent agenda: approve minutes of Nov. 14; approve license applications and authorize issuance 3. 7:15 p.m. Public Hearing — 2017 on-sale liquor license renewals...
November 25, 2016 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
City of Alexandria to appoint 2017 committee members
The city of Alexandria will appoint members of the public to the following committees for duties beginning at the first meeting of 2017, unless otherwise noted: Airport Commission, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District, Board of Public...
October 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
July 8, 2016
LETTER: City Council rep has not responded
To the editor: On June 24, commissioner Bev Bales wrote about being “Douglas County nice.” This is a great idea. The world can always use more kindness. However, I wish I could say the ideas of courtesy could be applied to other politicians in the area. I wrote my Ward 1 city...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
LETTER: Politics can often be frustrating
To the editor: Todd Jensen’s hopes that his colleagues on the Alexandria City Council will be more “respectful” in 2016 are commendable and, in large part, should be applauded. However, politics – even at the local level – can often be frustrating. The city staff, I’m...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
For the Record (Nov. 11, 2015)
MEETINGS: RAINBOW RIDER TRANSIT BOARD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Rainbow Rider office, Lowry 5 p.m. 1. Approve agenda 2. Approve minutes of Oct. 8 3. Approve financial statements a. Warrant register b. Cash balance c. Budget report d. Accounts receivable 4. Transit Ambassador...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
14 items from the Alexandria City Council meeting
BREWERY GETS PERMIT 1 - At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council issued a conditional use permit to Alexandria’s first brewery/taproom – Copper Trail Brewing Company. David Gibbons of Alexandria plans to open the business in Sanibel Square, just north of 50th...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
RCC expansion draws debate
People continue to give the Alexandria City Council feedback about a proposed $9.9 million expansion and renovation of the Runestone Community Center. In the third public hearing on the idea on Monday night, two people spoke against the plan and four supported adding a third rink. Byron...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
Eleven items from the Alexandria City Council Meeting
1. 'COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS' UPDATE Since last fall, a group of local residents has been meeting with Alexandira city leaders to talk about a variety of concerns. Some of their complaints – unmaintained lawns and sidewalks, garbage stacked in back yards, dogs and cats running...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am