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Representatives from all the past recipients of the Business and Industrial Appreciation Day Award gathered for a photo after Tuesday’s banquet at Arrowwood. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)

Alexandria businesses take a bow

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Twenty-nine Alexandria businesses each took a piece of the spotlight Tuesday.

They were honored for providing the economic clout that’s helped Alexandria achieve the kind of success that other communities can only dream about.


The accolades came at the 30th annual Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) Banquet sponsored by the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC).

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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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