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Alexandria City Council members bowed their heads in prayer before their meeting Monday night at City Hall. They include (left to right) Todd Jensen, Dave Benson, Mayor Sara Carlson, Owen Miller, Roger Thalman and Virgil Batesole. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)

Court says Amen to prayers before public meetings

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A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week confirmed what local government leaders have believed for years: Prayer at meetings is OK.


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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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