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Storm causes flooding at Hennen's, Downtown Diner

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A major storm hit Alexandria yesterday, dropping two to three inches of rain in about three hours and creating flooding problems.

Alexandria City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven said that during the storm, rainwater backed up from a floor drain in the garage of the Hennen’s Furniture store at Fourth Avenue and Broadway in Alexandria. Water backed up into the store and into the Downtown Diner, which remains open.

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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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