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During the council meeting, Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness (right) presented Steve Pederson with a plaque of appreciation for receiving the 2012 Facing Race Ambassador Award from The St. Paul Foundation.

City to get new snow-fighting equipment

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The day before Tuesday's big snowstorm hit, a timely topic popped up at the Alexandria City Council: A request for snowplow equipment.


"Do you think you could get it hooked up by Wednesday?" joked Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness to Bryan Bjorgaard, public works coordinator.

The equipment, which the council voted 5-0 to purchase for $87,478, should come in handy next winter.

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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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