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Crews were busy completing the infrastructure work on 7th Avenue between Fillmore Street and Broadway Wednesday. Work has now started on two other Broadway side streets, 4th and 6th Avenue. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

5th Avenue is back in business

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That's how downtown Alexandria businesses felt Tuesday when 5th Avenue was surfaced with a thin layer of asphalt between Fillmore Street and Broadway.


Both 5th and 7th Avenue have been under construction for more than month. The streets, sidewalks and parking spaces have been closed, making it difficult for customers to get to businesses such as Roers Family Bakery.

Tuesday's paving happened a day after the topic arose at an Alexandria City Council meeting.

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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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