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Big Ole holds still for repairs

A worker in a bucket truck provided by Sid's Electric of Alexandria measured where Big Ole's repaired left wing will be put back in place. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)

The job of repairing Big Ole's wing reached new heights today, Thursday, when a worker took measurements of the statue's helmet.

A strong wind blew off the left wing of the helmet a couple weeks ago. The 3-foot-long wing is expected to be fastened securely in place by next Wednesday.

Big Ole is owned by the Runestone Museum. A “Get Well Big Ole” Facebook page has been set up to offer well wishes to the popular Alexandria landmark, which stands guard on North Broadway.

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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