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Alexandria ranks high for pulling in shoppers

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Although it may be smaller than other cities, Alexandria's

retail industry packs a punch.

In fact, a new report shows that Alexandria's retail sector is twice as powerful as other comparable-sized cities in the state.


The information is contained in the just-released 2008 Retail Trade Analysis Report recently from the University of Minnesota Extension's Center for Community Vitality.

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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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