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Bill paying at council not so routine

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It typically takes the Alexandria City Council a few seconds to approve its monthly bills.

At its February 14 meeting, it took 15 minutes and several split votes.


Ward 1 city council member Virgil Batesole said he had many questions about the bills and asked that the bills be pulled out of the "consent agenda" the council routinely approves.

He then made a motion to delay paying the bills. Council member Elroy Frank seconded Batesole's motion so it could be discussed.

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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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