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Bids, bonding approved for police station

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The process of building a new Alexandria police station took its biggest steps forward to date on Monday.

At a special meeting, the Alexandria City Council approved seven construction bids totaling more than $1.9 million for the project.

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The council also agreed to issue $5.2 million in general obligation bonds to pay for the facility, which is being built along 3rd Avenue West next to the new Douglas County jail.

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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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