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Douglas County fairgoers will now be able to hear sirens

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The next time sirens sound in Alexandria, more people should be able to hear them.

At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council authorized Emergency Management Director Dennis Stark to purchase a new outdoor alert siren that will be located at Highway 29 South and 50th Avenue.


The siren will replace an existing one at that location to provide better coverage for that area of the city as it continues to develop, Stark said.

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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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