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Alexandria hears good news about state aid money

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"A solid year but more work needs to be done."

That's how Elizabeth Wefel, a lobbyist with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, summed up the last session of the Minnesota Legislature from the perspective of smaller cities such as Alexandria.

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In a presentation to the Alexandria City Council Monday, she said a highlight of the legislative session was increasing local government aid (LGA) funding by $80 million, which will be split 50-50 between metro and rural areas.

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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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