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New traffic lights were recently turned on at the intersection of Pioneer Road and 34th Avenue in southeast Alexandria near the new high school. At its meeting Monday night, the city council talked about a new indicator on the lights – a flashing yellow. It appears after the green arrow and reminds drivers who are turning left to yield to any oncoming traffic. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)

Unused fund will jolt economic development

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A fund that has been unused for five years will boost economic development in Alexandria.

At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council began the process of transferring $514,978 from the Airport Industrial Park Fund to the Lakes Area Economic Development Authority (LAEDA).


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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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