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Justin Marthaler (left) and John Stanz, of the Alexandria Street Department, worked at steaming open a drain near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Unumb Street Wednesday afternoon. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)

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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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