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It's Our Turn: The compelling world of police blotter yields lessons

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Going through the police and sheriff blotter every day is an eye-opening experience.

The one or two sentence descriptions of the incidents that law enforcement agencies deal with are funny, sad, tragic, outlandish, mundane, bizarre, heart-rending, cautionary and head-scratching.


It’s no wonder the blotter, which the newspaper re-instated just a few months ago, is one of the most popular parts of the newspaper.

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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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