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2 a.m. closings in other cities get mixed reviews

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How has a 2 a.m. bar closing worked in other communities?

It's a mixed bag, according to informal research the city of Alexandria conducted.


At the direction of the city council, City Administrator Jim Taddei e-mailed city officials in towns that have the 2 a.m. closing to find out if they charge an extra fee for the extended hour (in addition to the state fee) and if their law enforcement costs have increased.

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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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