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Al Edenloff | Echo Press John Hull cleared off a sidewalk along Irving Street Tuesday after a snowstorm dumped between three to five inches of snow in the area. Because of strong winds, drifts quickly formed in driveways and sidewalks.

Clear your sidewalk

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If you don't clear your sidewalk of snow, consider this is a warning.

Alexandria is cracking down on those who violate its snow ordinances this winter.

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City ordinances state that after snow ceases to fall, property owners have 24 hours to clean off their sidewalks - or the city will do it for them and hand them the bill.

The ordinance applies to all businesses and property owners with sidewalks, according to Bryan Bjorgaard, public works director.

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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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