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Echo Press photo by Raeshel Betterman Jack Johnson was excited about the chance to get behind the wheel of a fire truck during Big Vehicle Day.

Dream big: Hands-on learning for little ones during Big Vehicle Day

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It's an irresistible combination: little kids and big vehicles.

And it's one that's been attracting hundreds of kids in Alexandria for 18 years.


The Early Childhood Family Education's annual "Big Vehicle Day" took place Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Between 350 and 400 people attended the event, including more than 150 children.

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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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