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Al Edenloff | Echo Press The old American Legion building at 817 Fillmore Street was last used as a school for the Runestone Area Education District. Viking Towers as in the background.

What will happen to Legion building?

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What does the future hold for the old American Legion building at 817 Fillmore Street in Alexandria?

The Alexandria City Council is prepared for possible scenarios, just in case.


The city owns the land at 817 Fillmore but not the building. It had a lease agreement with the American Legion dating back to 1947. The Legion was allowed to lease the land from the city for a nominal cost, $1 a year.

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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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