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Tree sculpture may take root in Big Ole Park

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Alexandria is in the running to receive a $10,000 Arts Legacy Grant that would pay for a sculpture in Big Ole Central Park.

At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council authorized its Arts Advisory Committee (AAC) to apply for the grant.

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The sculpture - "Gathering Tree" - would be paid entirely through the grant. There is no cost to the city. The project also hinges on whether the application is approved.

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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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