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CITY COUNCIL UPDATE: Big upgrade awaits 50th Avenue

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A major upgrade is in the works for 50th Avenue in south Alexandria.

City leaders say it will make the road safer, match it up with an existing wider section of the road, and provide better access to the new high school that will open in 2014.

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At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council agreed to proceed with the project, estimated to cost $3.1 million, after holding a public hearing that drew concerns from landowners who will be assessed some of the costs.

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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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