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Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff was born in Alexandria and later moved to Parkers Prairie where he graduated in 1979. While in high school, he wrote sports stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent. Al graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communication and started at the Echo Press as a summer intern in 1983. He worked as a reporter until 1990 when he was named editor. He's earned several writing and reporting awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) and the National Newspaper Association. He was presented with the Minnesota News Council's Journalism Accountability Award and is a three-time winner of the MNA's Herman Roe Editorial Writing Award. In his spare time, Al enjoys golfing, fishing, biking, watching sports, cooking and reading mystery novels.

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Douglas County fairgoers will now be able to hear sirens

The next time sirens sound in Alexandria, more people should be able to hear them.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/23/2013

Lake Latoka listed as infested with zebra mussels

Lake Latoka in Douglas County near Alexandria is joining the growing list of Minnesota lakes that are designated as infested with zebra mussels. Earlier this month, a snorkeler found a 3- or 4-year-old zebra mussel in the lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/19/2013

Ingebrigtsen weighs run for governor

Governor Bill Ingebrigtsen? State Senator Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, is contemplating the idea. His name has been popping up in political circles as a possible contender for challenging DFL Governor Mark Dayton in 2014.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/19/2013

Despite troubles at senior center, Meals on Wheels will continue

The local Meals on Wheels program will keep rolling, no matter what the future holds for the Alexandria Senior Center. As reported in an Echo Press story last month, the center is facing financial challenges. It recently cashed in a certificate of deposit of $59,200 to stay afloat and faces expenses of $5,000 per month.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/12/2013

Alexandria hears good news about state aid money

“A solid year but more work needs to be done.” That’s how Elizabeth Wefel, a lobbyist with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, summed up the last session of the Minnesota Legislature from the perspective of smaller cities such as Alexandria.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/12/2013

UPDATE WEDNESDAY: Suspect charged with vehicular homicide in death of bicyclist from Hoffman

Charges have been filed against a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a 24-year-old bicyclist who used to live in Hoffman.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/10/2013

VIDEO: Fired up on the Fourth

The flag was flying high throughout Douglas County last Thursday. Patriotic celebrations to observe the Fourth of July took place on the water, in the air and on the streets.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/10/2013

Work on Broadway side streets, parking lots get green light from council

Get ready for a lot of construction in downtown Alexandria this summer – $763,229 worth.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/09/2013

UPDATE MONDAY: Suspect arrested in hit-and-run that killed woman from Hoffman

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run bicycle crash in Minneapolis last week that killed a 24-year-old woman with close ties to the Hoffman-Kensington area.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/06/2013

VIDEO: And the bands played on...

One after another, 21 marching bands from across Minnesota – and one all the way from Oslo, Norway – wowed a big crowd with their precision, percussion and performances in downtown Alexandria Sunday.

Alexandria Echo Press, 07/02/2013

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