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Union employees at the Alexandria Social Security Administration (SSA) held signs outside their office at 1103 Broadway opposing proposed cuts to the SSA budget Wednesday. They included (left to right) Julie Schaefer, Annette Retzlaff and Clint Tuorila.

Social Security workers protest looming cuts

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The workers standing in the cold outside the Alexandria Social Security Administration (SSA) building Wednesday didn't seem to mind the 15-below wind chill.


They had bigger things on their minds - things they wanted to bring to the public's attention.

As part of an "informational picket," they held signs protesting proposed federal cuts that they say would severely impact the public.

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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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