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Johnson lists jobs, education, fiscal discipline as top priorities in run for governor

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Although the election is a good 16 months away, Jeff Johnson is hitting the highway, hoping to drum up support for his gubernatorial bid.


He stopped in Alexandria Tuesday to talk about his three priorities if elected governor:

• Creating an improved job and business climate to make the state competitive with Wisconsin and North and South Dakota, which have been "stealing entrepreneurs" from Minnesota, he said.

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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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