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Getting into the holiday spirit (w/video)

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Let the countdown to Christmas begin.

The Christmas season officially kicked off in Alexandria Friday.

Hundreds of people braced temperatures in the teens along with icy winds to attend the Runestone Museum’s “Christmas in the Fort” on North Broadway.

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There were plenty of ways for people to stave off the chill – sipping hot apple cider, warming their hands over an open fire, munching on a steamy pretzel or going inside to see Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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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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