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Rites of spring: 60-degree days, Ice Out Contest

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Ah, spring!

The return of brown lawns, robins, bluebirds, 60-degree temperatures and the Echo Press Ice Out Contest.

When will the ice melt off Lake L'Homme Dieu?


Readers are invited to send their best guess to the newspaper.

There's more than bragging rights at stake. The winner of the free contest will receive a $50 gift certificate from Pete's County Market in Alexandria.

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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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