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Imagine a football field buried under 142 feet of snow.

That's how much snow Alexandria city crews hauled away from December 10 to February 19 last winter.

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They hauled 2,805 loads or 44,880 cubic yards of snow, according to Bryan Bjorgaard, the city's public works director.

While snowflakes were swirling around outside, Bjorgaard delivered his "state of the public works address" to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.

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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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