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ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL

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The flag issue began when a resident contacted the City of Alexandria after noticing several incidents of people displaying the flag contrary to city code.
The developer wants to increase the amount of units from 70 to 101.
More student housing is needed, according to the city and college leaders. The college’s first student housing project, Foundation Hall, has had 100% occupancy in its 150-bed capacity for each year since it opened in 2011.
What's coming up for the Alexandria City Council and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners
Friday, Nov. 25 is the annual Christmas At The Fort and Downtown Lighting Ceremony. A new event, the Lights on Broadway Holiday Parade, will take place at 6 p.m.

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The owner of Sit Down Advertising has until Tuesday, Nov. 15 to sign an agreement with the city that calls for benches to be removed or relocated.
The council is considering amending the ordinance so it will no longer say that it’s “unlawful” to intentionally cast contempt on the flag, or to alter it, or to use it for commercial purposes. Instead, it will say that “no person should” do those kinds of acts.
A lingering dispute with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency over pollution monitoring wells and increased costs led to the delays, according to Rob Thompson, managing member of GoodNeighbor Properties.

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