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Alexandria student seeking national office
Red Bull Band performs with high school band
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria goes undefeated on the road
Girls hockey: Cardinals seeded fourth in Class A state tournament
Sports schedule for Sunday, Feb. 18
Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Girls basketball: Cardinals win 15 games straight
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
David "Dave" R. Collins
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
Arlene L. Zavadil
OUR TURN: It's not easy, but it's pretty simple
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
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
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
hires and promotions
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January 3, 2018
IN THE KNOW: The word for 2018: Engage
Happy 2018! I feel so privileged to be the first person to write the "In the Know" column for 2018 for this area! We are going to have a great...
January 3, 2018 - 1:15pm
December 11, 2017
Tax hearing turns testy
Homeowners in Alexandria can expect a slight decrease or increase in the city portion of their tax bills next year, depending on their property values. Following a "truth in taxation" hearing Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a 2018 levy of $6,725,676, a 4.01 percent...
December 11, 2017 - 11:46pm
October 19, 2017
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
Fall in Alexandria! There is no place more beautiful that this area in the fall! The changing colors are really amazing and we are truly blessed...
October 19, 2017 - 11:03am
August 25, 2017
Carp removal a solution nobody wants to pay for on Lake Winona
There are some very happy carp these days, poking around in Lake Winona's shallow waters. They take part of the blame for a lake so yucky that...
August 25, 2017 - 11:10am
August 9, 2017
In the Know: Alexandria -- a city of civility
What a great year I had as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities! It was an honor, pleasure and privilege to represent this group that represents the very specific needs of rural Minnesota cities through members voting a slate of issues and legislative lobbying to...
August 9, 2017 - 6:22am
August 8, 2017
Mayor recognized for work for rural cities coalition
One of the first things Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson did as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities was to urge the Republican-controlled...
August 8, 2017 - 9:09am
June 16, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Council needs fresh start
It's not easy running a city. There are tough decisions to make. You can't please everyone all the time. There are different personality types to deal with. A staff to oversee. You have to have a good understanding of budgets, zoning, long-range planning, transportation, tax incentives,...
June 16, 2017 - 10:09am
June 12, 2017
Batesole not censured -- for now
Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson used strong words to describe city council member Virgil Batesole's behavior — that he's been less than respectful,...
June 12, 2017 - 10:47pm
May 11, 2017
In The Know: Spring -- flowers, shoppers, tourists and more
Once again it is springtime in the city! You will notice that things begin to happen as the city comes back to life. Yes, the flowers appear...
May 11, 2017 - 2:39pm
City leaders urge Legislature to boost aid to cities
With the session deadline looming, Greater Minnesota city leaders held a press conference today to urge legislators to act on taxes, bonding...
May 11, 2017 - 2:29pm
May 4, 2017
Leaders of small cities unhappy with aid amount
City leaders in Greater Minnesota — including the mayor of Alexandria — are voicing frustration with their legislators this week after the Tax Conference Committee unveiled a tax bill proposal that they claim fails to adequately invest in rural communities. The tax plan,...
May 4, 2017 - 2:10pm
April 11, 2017
Sparks fly over censuring council member
The possibility of censuring Alexandria City Council member Virgil Batesole won't be done quickly. At Monday's meeting, Alexandria City Administrator...
April 11, 2017 - 12:01am
March 1, 2017
Nieland named 2017 Miss Teen Douglas County
KayLee Nieland was named 2017 Miss Teen Douglas County. She will represent the community at the 2017 Miss Teen Minnesota Pageant, where she will...
March 1, 2017 - 9:00am
February 22, 2017
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
We certainly have heard a lot about the Charter lately haven't we? Tempers have flared and points of view have surfaced that some have thought "were ridiculous." Many of you have asked what is going on. Let me try to explain and help make sense of our City Charter. What is the Charter?...
February 22, 2017 - 7:00am
January 11, 2017
Leaders of small cities press Legislature for action
Residents in rural Minnesota are feeling ignored by the Legislature and want action this session, according to a group of city leaders.
January 11, 2017 - 6:00am