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Audit shows Alexandria's liquor stores had a vintage year

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It was a vintage year for Alexandria's two city-owned liquor stores.

Combined, Downtown Liquor and Plaza Liquor turned a net profit of just under $500,000, according to LarsonAllen's 2009 liquor store audit approved by the Alexandria City Council Monday night.

That's about $100,000 more than the stores made in 2008.

Out of the profits, $400,000 was transferred into the city's general fund - $25,000 more than the city had budgeted to receive.

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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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