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Blue Smoke BBQ, located at 403 3rd Avenue East in Alexandria, has been vacant since a fire gutted the building last August. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)

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The owners of Blue Smoke BBQ, their restaurant gutted by a fire last summer, plan to demolish the building 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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