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Members of the Glacial Ridge Development Trail Association gathered near the new kiosk. They include (left to right) Curt Engstrom, volunteer, Eric Rudningen, Swift County commissioner, Jerry Johnson, Douglas County commissioner, Sara Stadtherr with Alexandria Hotel and Hospitality, Dean Shuck, Kandiyohi County commissioner, Larry Kittelson, Pope County commissioner, Ed Huseby, volunteer, Randy Pederson with Pope County Soil and Water Conservation District. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

On the trail of a glacier

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You can follow the trail of a glacier.

And now, thanks to new signs and informational kiosks, you can learn a lot of fascinating facts along the way.


The Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway system recently received $91,600 in state and federal grants and the participating counties – Douglas, Pope, Swift and Kandiyohi – each chipped in $4,580 each.

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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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