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Those involved in a project to build a shelter kiosk on the Central Lakes Trail in Alexandria included (front row, left to right) Jeff Fischer, SkillsUSA board member, Sherri Randt, ATCC SkillsUSA advisor, David Malone, ATCC concrete masonry instructor, Andrew Connell, carpentry student, Marlys Bucher, Minnesota Department of Education and SkillsUSA board member, Adam Klinkner, Minnesota SkillsUSA president (post secondary), Doug Nelson, carpentry student, Jennifer Polz, Minnesota Skills USA executive di...

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Those walking along the Central Lakes Trail near Big Ole Central Park may have been wondering what's up with the skinny new building that started to take shape there earlier this summer.


It's a new shelter kiosk trailhead - the first of its kind to be constructed on the 55 miles of the Central Lakes Trail.

On Tuesday, the key players in the project gathered to celebrate the near completion of the project.

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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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