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Don't forget about local level races

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Sure, the "big" races for president, Congress and state Legislature are grabbing headlines.

But voters also have key decisions to make at the local level where they'll select mayor, city council and school board candidates. Here's a look at who is running for those spots in this area:

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In Alexandria, Sara Carlson and Mark Pederson are vying for mayor, and two council seats are contested: Ward 3, Owen Miller and William Stark, and Ward 5, Elroy Frank and Todd Jensen.

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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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