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Al Edenloff | Echo Press A tree toppled onto a home at 1610 Cedar Street in Alexandria Tuesday, knocking out the power.

Suddenly winter

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Douglas County residents got their first taste of winter Tuesday.

And it was a bitter one.

The day started out cold and blustery, with a steady drizzle accompanied by a powerful wind strong enough to nearly knock you over.

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A peak gust of 61 miles per hour was recorded in Alexandria at 5:14 p.m. The wind was so strong that a high wind advisory was issued for the county. It remained in effect until early Thursday morning.

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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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