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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
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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"
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Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Anthony "Tony" Mark Olhausen
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
Evelyn J. LeSuer
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
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
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
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Alexandria City Council
January 20, 2018
For the record
Alexandria City Council Regular Meeting Monday, Jan. 22 Location: Alexandria City Hall Council Chambers at 704 Broadway St. 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, public comment period 7:05 p.m. Consent agenda Items: • Approve minutes of Jan. 8 City Council meeting • Approve...
January 20, 2018 - 7:04am
Council to set hearing on developer's tax request
A developer's request for tax increment financing will come before the Alexandria City Council Monday night. Unique Opportunities, LLC wants to build an $11.4 million, 94-unit apartment complex, "Woodland Heights" on vacant land near McKay Avenue and Rosewood Lane. It would provide...
January 20, 2018 - 6:00am
January 8, 2018
Police report record-breaking year
The Alexandria Police Department finished a record breaking year, handling 4,639 calls for service and making 848 traffic stops, according to...
January 8, 2018 - 8:50pm
Council to study pay rates in other cities
How does Alexandria stack up against other cities for paying its employees? It will soon find out. At its Monday meeting, the council agreed to pay Flaherty and Hood a base amount of $8,000 to complete a market compensation study that will examine 35 city positions. The study will...
January 8, 2018 - 8:48pm
January 5, 2018
For the record
Alexandria City Council Regular Meeting Monday, Jan. 8 Location: Alexandria City Hall Council Chambers at 704 Broadway St. 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, public comment period 7:05 p.m. Mayor's comments 7:10 p.m. Consent agenda • Approve minutes for Dec. 26 city council...
January 5, 2018 - 8:36pm
Mayor to give council word of the year
The Alexandria City Council will usher in the new year with a variety of organization items at its Jan. 8 meeting. Mayor Sara Carlson is expected to announce her word of the year — something she has done for the past several years to set the tone for the council's future direction....
January 5, 2018 - 7:31am
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 30, 2017
For the record
Douglas County Board of Commissioners Organizational Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 2 Location: Douglas County Courthouse Boardroom, 305 Eighth Ave. W. in Alexandria. 9 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, approve agenda 9:05 a.m. Nomination for chairperson (MN Statute...
December 30, 2017 - 8:33am
December 26, 2017
Veterans memorial gets a home
Plans to build a veterans memorial in Alexandria moved ahead Tuesday. The Alexandria City Council agreed to authorize the use of Legion Park...
December 26, 2017 - 10:24pm
Sidewalk may be extended across Highway 29
It may be easier for pedestrians and those with wheelchairs to cross a busy section of Highway 29 between Target and Doolittles Woodfire Grill in south Alexandria. At its meeting Tuesday night, the council approved City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven's request to apply for a state grant...
December 26, 2017 - 10:23pm
Ordinance violators to pay back city
If you don't follow Alexandria's rules for cleaning up your property or removing snow, the city will do it — and put the expense on your property tax bill. At its meeting Tuesday, the Alexandria City Council certified the costs the city incurred for removing snow and cleaning...
December 26, 2017 - 10:22pm
December 23, 2017
Veterans memorial on council agenda
An update about a plan to build a veterans memorial in Alexandria will be presented at the Alexandria City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 26. A representative from the group that's pursuing the project, Gabe Pipo, is expected to give the latest information.
December 23, 2017 - 11:36am
For the record
Alexandria City Council Regular Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 26 Location: Alexandria City Hall Council Chambers at 704 Broadway St. 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, public comment period 7:05 p.m. Consent agenda Items: • Approve minutes of Dec. 11 City Council meeting • Approve...
December 23, 2017 - 11:01am
December 16, 2017
For the record
Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Thursday, Dec. 21 Location: 2115 Jefferson St., Alexandria 8 a.m. Pledge of allegiance and call to order • Agenda • Review minutes from Nov. 16 meeting • Financial report • Plant operations report • Landfill operations report • MRF...
December 16, 2017 - 12:01pm
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