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The annual Passion Drama includes a variety of scenes from the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. In this scene, Jesus passes through crowds of people waving palm branches.

Bringing Easter to life

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With snow in the forecast, the weather may have scared off a few people, but the outdoor Passion Drama still attracted good-sized crowds in Alexandria on Sunday and Tuesday.

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A total of 2,156 people turned out for both days of the event - the 15th annual. That's a little down from previous years, like last year when temperatures hit 70 degrees for the Tuesday presentation, which helped boost the total attendance to nearly 2,900.

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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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