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New Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson took the oath of office Wednesday from City Attorney Tom Jacobson. (Photo by Al Edenloff)

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Newly elected members of the Alexandria City Council took their oath of office Wednesday at City Hall.

Mayor Sara Carlson is Alexandria's second female mayor. Dorothy Kobs was the first, winning the position in 1987.

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Carlson, who has represented Ward 2 for the last nine years, won the mayoral seat by defeating challenger Mark Pederson by a margin of 3,771 votes to 2,216 this past election.

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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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