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2 a.m. bar closing goes down the drain for now

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An option allowing Alexandria bars to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. is dead for now.

At its meeting Monday night, a motion by council member Cindy Bigger to allow the one-hour later time failed after no one seconded it.

The council, which approved a first reading of the ordinance on a 3-1 vote last month, did not say anything after holding a lively public hearing that generated a split reaction - five people spoke in favor of the later last call and three people opposed it.

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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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