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Morken promoted to sports editor

After working as an Echo Press sports reporter for six years, Eric Morken was recently promoted to sports editor.

He takes over for Lori Mork, who retired from the position this month after 17 years with the paper.

A new sports reporter will be joining the Echo Press sports team soon, which demonstrates the newspaper's continued commitment of providing Douglas County area sports fans with the results, information, features and photos from sporting events throughout the region.

"We're fortunate to have a seasoned sports reporter take on the job that Lori was so dedicated to over the years," said Publisher Jody Hanson. "Eric has shown us from the start that he is passionate about sports and he's developed a strong working relationship with local coaches and players."

Morken also takes full advantage of social media. Besides writing a blog on the newspaper's website, he's built a list of more than 350 followers of his Twitter account and frequently "tweets" breaking updates about big games and developing sports stories. Readers can follow Eric Morken on Twitter @echo_sports.

Morken is excited about taking on the challenge.

"I'm looking forward to my new role as sports editor," he said. "We will continue to use all the latest avenues through the Internet and print to produce great coverage for Douglas County sports fans."

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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