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While snow gently fell Monday, workers from Alexandria Light and Power put up new Christmas decorations on Broadway. City street crews also help in the effort.

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Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, thy leaves are so unchanging.

Except this year.

New Christmas tree decorations are spanning the five intersections in downtown Alexandria this year.


Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) dug into its budget to purchase the decorations. They'll replace the trees that were showing their age.

The five old trees, by the way, are up for sale, noted Scott Deitz, ALP operations manager.

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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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