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Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff A wrecking ball slammed into the old sewer plant along 3rd Avenue West Wednesday. The round building, which was abandoned decades ago, was demolished to make room for a new police station.

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As the wrecking ball slammed into it again and again, you could feel the ground rumble from several feet away.

Alexandria's old sewer plant along 3rd Avenue West was demolished Wednesday.


It wasn't easy work. The circular building's thick concrete walls and rebar didn't give in without a fight but they finally came tumbling down.

The old park department building will also be torn down soon.

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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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