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Al Edenloff | Echo Press Hospital board members in the ribbon-cutting ceremony included (front, left to right) Neil Gillis, Bev Bales and Dian Lopez; (back row, left to right) Dan Olson, Gerald Johnson, Karl Bloomquist, Norm Salto, Bill Flaig (administrator) and Dave Kjos.

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"Wow, what a day! What a facility! And just wait until you get inside."

Those words from Douglas County Hospital Administrator Bill Flaig minutes before a ribbon-cutting ceremony opened Sunday's celebration of the hospital's $31 million expansion.


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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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