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Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff Jeffrey Primus of Alexandria received his associate in arts degree at the Alexandria Technical College graduation ceremony Friday night at the Jefferson High School gym. The program is a partnership with Bemidji State University.

Bright futures ahead: Tech students turn tassels

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About 700 students from Alexandria Technical College should be wearing shades after Friday.

Armed with degrees, their future looks bright.


Graduation ceremonies were held in the morning for the law enforcement students and later that evening for the rest of the student body.

The number of graduates is up slightly from last year, according to Eric Karlstad, director of student success at the ATC.

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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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