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Challengers file for Alexandria City Council positions

The Alexandria City Council election has sparked some interest.

Three candidates have filed for the Ward 1 council seat -- incumbent Virgil Batesole and challengers Shawn Olson and Jeff Tacker.

Two candidates have also filed for the Ward 2 position -- incumbent Roger Thalman and challenger Bob Kuhlman.

Only the incumbent, Dave Benson, has filed for the other spot up for election, Ward 4.

The filing period for city, school and townships with November elections runs through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12.

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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