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Jesus was led away by Roman soldiers during the Passion Drama Tuesday. Photo by Tara Bitzan.

Easter message delivered with passion

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Easter's powerful message of hope, forgiveness and resurrection was retold in Alexandria this week.

On Sunday, a crowd of 1,552 flocked to the outdoor Passion Drama presented by Zion and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches.


Another 1,149 people attended Tuesday's presentation, which put the total attendance at just over 2,701 - an exceptionally large turnout that easily surpassed last year's crowd of 2,156, according to organizers.

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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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