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In his report about the city’s highway committee, City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven told the council about a vehicle/pedestrian crash on Third Avenue (Highway 29) and Hawthorne Street that happened on Aug. 24.
To celebrate 3M's 55th year in Alexandria, and Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County's 25th anniversary, the company and the nonprofit home builder teamed up to prepare for several upcoming home builds.
A former Alexandria Area High School band director had always been intrigued by tiny houses so he bought one. He lived in it through one of the coldest winters in recent memory as well as having to quarantine during the pandemic.
As of July 31, more than 4,300 homeowners have requested assistance.
While we have a great resource in the Alexandria College Foundation Hall, its 149 beds have been full since the housing application opened.
By the Echo Press Editorial Board

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Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County is advising local residents not to miss out on their chance to own a home.
The need for such homes is pressing – one in four Douglas County households spends more than they can afford on housing, according to information presented to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.
LifeRight Outreach is a transitional housing ministry that aims to help men rebuild their lives and families through Christ.

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