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Standing by the new signs that will soon be placed along 34th Avenue West in Alexandria are (left to right) city council member Owen Miller, First Sergeant Travis Manzke, First Lieutenant Matt Kunkel (both with Company A 1-194 Combined Arms Battalion), Dennis Carstens, a Vietnam veteran who served wth the Red Bulls, and Mayor Dan Ness.

City gives Red Bull soldiers a salute

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The city of Alexandria is giving a special salute to soldiers who have served in the Alexandria National Guard's 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division.


It's designating a street in their honor.

At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council unanimously voted to place signs along a section of 34th Avenue West from Highway 29 to Pioneer Road that will carry the Red Bull name and insignia.

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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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