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The Ribfest has been a popular annual event for nine years in Alexandria. (File photo)

Ribfest revived

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The Ribfest is back.

At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved plans for the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce's Ribfest during Awake the Lakes on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27.


The Chamber board voted to cancel the event late last year because of financial and staffing concerns. Director Coni McKay noted that the Chamber is operating with its smallest staff in the 16 years she's been there.

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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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