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A bunch of new laws enacted by the Minnesota Legislature took effect August 1.

Chances are they will affect local residents in one way or another.


One new law, for instance, should help Todd County.

The Legislature approved legislation to help the dwindling numbers of volunteer first responders in Greater Minnesota. A new law establishes a three-year, 14-county pilot project aimed at improving retention and recruitment of these positions.

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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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