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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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Articles

Tax talk turns testy at council meeting; conflict of interest question raised

A discussion about Alexandria Housing and Redevelopment Authority's proposed tax levy turned testy at Monday night's city council meeting.

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A sign of Alexandria's past comes to light

A piece of Alexandria’s past was unexpectedly uncovered this week. On the storefront of a downtown antique shop.

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No cause determined for lake home fire

An August 12 fire at a Lake L’Homme Dieu home remains under investigation but it’s likely a cause won’t be found because the fire destroyed practically everything.

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Four-vehicle crash injures two in Alexandria

A crash involving four vehicles sent two drivers to the hospital Monday morning.

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NSI to move senior meal program to Viking Towers

The congregate dining program that takes place at the Alexandria Senior Center is moving to a new location.

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Should city impose fees on tax-exempt properties?

There’s a possible source of revenue for the city of Alexandria that’s massive but remains untapped.

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Man punches car window, fights with friend, runs from police

Police arrest two after disturbance on Jefferson Street.

Digging begins on Broadway side streets

It's a prelude to bigger things ahead

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It's Our Turn: A resisting, reversing cow

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Good bid flows in for Alexandria water project bonds

Good news flowed in with the bond rates the Alexandria City Council approved Monday night to pay for a waterline extension project.

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Columns

Column - Clearing up faulty questions

As a newspaper person, I hear a lot of questions – questions the public asks at meetings, questions for me to field as an editor, questions that pop up online or in casual conversations at local events.

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Column – A glimpse into crime

One small part of the newspaper that takes a little work but always seems to generate a lot of interest is the sheriff and police blotter.

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