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Al Edenloff | Echo Press Volunteers at Alexandria's first-ever Rock-A-Thon diaper drive relaxed in rocking chairs at the Viking Plaza Mall Sunday. They included Morgan McCrea, Mary Wright, Rachel Cummins, Heather Nack, Kayle Ruter, Connie Fields and Jay Brekken. The students were from Chris Kragenbring's senior English class.

Diaper rock-a-thon: Raising awareness for 'no child wet behind'

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A new "diaper bank" in Douglas County got off to a rockin' good start Sunday.

A first-ever Rock-A-Thon at the Viking Plaza Mall collected 2,500 diapers and more than $600 in donations to help organizers distribute diapers to local organizations that serve families in need.


Those attending listened to local musicians and toddlers enjoyed games and activities.

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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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