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Crews have been using helicopters to install spacers on the power lines. (Contributed photo courtesy of CapX2020)

Lots of action on I-94

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Helicopters, explosions, a bridge taken out, high wire acts and a plan to stop a bad crash.

No, it's not a new blockbuster movie, it's all part of the action that's taking place on Interstate 94 in and around Alexandria this summer.

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Motorists should be prepared for traffic slow-downs, detours and some unusual sights and sounds. Here's a summary of what's happening:

HELICOPTERS, EXPLOSIONS, WIRE WORK

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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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