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Alexandria City Council to take on new look

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The Alexandria City Council will have a new look when it convenes in 2013.

Sara Carlson, who has been serving as Ward 2's council member, will be the new mayor. She defeated Mark Pederson in Tuesday's election by a margin of 3,771 votes to 2,216. Incumbent Mayor Dan Ness is stepping down from the council.

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"I'm very excited and happy and ready to continue the work of the city," she said Wednesday.

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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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