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If a lodging tax is a barometer of the economy, things are looking up in Alexandria.

The 3 percent tax brought in record amounts of revenue in August and September, according to Sara Stadtherr, executive director of Alexandria Hotel and Hospitality (AHH), which manages the funds.


The tax is collected at 13 local lodging establishments, which includes motels, hotels, two bed and breakfasts and two resorts.

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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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