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A youngster checked out the mall's children's soft play area Wednesday. The carpeted enclosure is designed for children shorter than 44 inches.

Relax, stay awhile

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People going to the Viking Plaza Mall may find themselves lingering a bit longer these days.

New improvements are encouraging shoppers to stay awhile:


Comfortable chairs, couches, love seats and coffee tables have been placed in 10 locations throughout the mall.

Free WiFi access is now available from anywhere in the mall.

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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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