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City hears bad, good news about liquor sales

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At first glance, the numbers look bleak:

Sales at Alexandria's two city-owned liquor stores fell from just over $5 million in 2010 to $4.6 million last year - a 9 percent drop.

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But other factors brighten the outlook:

The city spent 10 percent less on beer, liquor and wine inventory than it did the previous year - $3.61 million compared to $4 million.

It also cut operating expenses from $750,431 to $745,137.

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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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