Celeste Edenloff

Special Projects Editor/Reporter

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.

Celeste works on special projects such as the Veterans Salute magazine, Impact magazine, along with other numerous special projects produced by the Echo Press. She also covers the Douglas County Board and Alexandria School Board, as well as reports on many other area happenings and topics.

Celeste and her husband, Al, enjoy running and the two of them have participated in hundreds of races covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon distances.

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No one was seriously injured when the top exploded off the silo because of built-up gasses from the burning corn.
County board's vote went against planning board recommendation.
The Minnesota state motto, L'Etoile du Nord -- which means "The Star of the North" -- is not a trademarked name and is used around the state for several business, including a brand new winery on Lake Irene.
Alexandria is not necessarily a prime region for growing apples commercially. It sits in Northern Zone 4, a zone with a short growing season, says Troy Heald of Country Blossom Farm. Apples can be grown in Zone 3, which is in the northern third o...
FORADA, Minn.-Whitney Olson is a farm girl through and through and has been involved in 4-H since she was in third grade.Just last month, she competed and came out a big winner at the National Western Stock Show in Denver with her heifer, Demi. S...
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.--A wolf hit and killed by a truck in Douglas County last week turned out to weigh a little less than originally thought. After being brought to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Glenwood, the wolf was weighed and ...
As Adam Kavanagh was making his way to a "vehicle versus timberwolf" call early Tuesday, he was in disbelief.Kavanagh, a deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, said he expected to see a coyote or even a German shepherd."I wasn't expecti...
As the judge read his verdict, the sounds of sobbing grew louder and louder in the small federal courtroom. With tears streaming down her face, Nancy Estrada exchanged a look of disbelief with her husband, Julio Estrada Escobar, as they learned t...
WASHINGTON - At this Thanksgiving celebration, there could only be one "Drumstick."Two Alexandria, Minn., turkeys were gobbling up attention at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. But only one ended up in the spotlight in a ceremony televised a...
FARWELL, Minn. -- A 58-year-old western Minnesota farmer died in a farming accident over the weekend.