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It's Our Turn: Keeping an eye out for one another

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The three armed robberies that took place in Alexandria over the past month were shocking and unsettling.

Just reporting about it put me on edge. One night, I dreamed I was getting into my car and it was pitch-black. When I turned to see what was wrong with the dome light, a man dressed in black suddenly rose out of the back seat, pointed a handgun at me and was about to pull the trigger when I woke up, bolt upright, with a muffled scream on my lips.

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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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