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Booze is big business in the Douglas County area.

It also helps cities balance their budgets.

Sales from the five municipal liquor stores in Douglas County and two others just beyond its borders totaled more than $8.8 million in 2008, according to a just-released report from the State Auditor's Office.

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Two city-run liquor operations - Alexandria and Osakis - ranked in the upper echelons in two of the report's key categories.

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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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