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A Canadian Pacific train rumbled through the intersection at Birch Avenue Monday, the only railroad crossing in Alexandria that doesn’t have a gated crossing. It is scheduled to receive one later this year, however, which would be a step in the process of making Alexandria a Railroad Quiet Zone. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)

Will Alexandria silence train whistles?


Will the lonesome whistle of a train no longer be heard in Alexandria?

The Alexandria City Council is looking into the possibility.

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At its December 23 meeting, the council considered creating a “Railroad

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff has been the editor of the Echo Press since 1990. 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 before being promoted to editor. 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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