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Honorees for the 2014 Douglas County Relay for Life led a big throng of cancer survivors who gathered at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Alexandria Friday night to spread a message of hope. They included (left to right) Jo Cory, Brady Lind, Dan Ridler and Ruth Christenson. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)

Crushing cancer with hope

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A steady surge of people in purple shirts walked together at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Friday night and into the wee hours of Saturday morning.


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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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