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The Douglas County Fair at a new location?

Believe it or not, it could very well happen.

But not any time soon.

The group that operates the fair, the Douglas County Agricultural Association, has a lease with the city of Alexandria to use the city-owned fairgrounds property.


The lease is set to expire in 2035.

The association has approached the city about the possibility of extending the lease but the council isn't interested in doing so.

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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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