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How can leaders in rural Minnesota help their communities thrive in the next 20 years?

That was one of the key issues for those attending the 2013 Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria on November 15.


Dan Dorman, CGMC executive director, said that economic development is one tool that cities need to leverage more to find success in the next 20 years.

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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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