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Write-in candidate seeks county board position

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A write-in candidate has emerged for the Douglas County Board District 5 position.

Bill Dropik announced his plans last week. He's running against incumbent Dan Olson, the only one who filed for the seat in May.


District 5 includes Alexandria Township and Alexandria's City Ward 3.

Dropik said that he regrets that he didn't file before the deadline but after serious consideration and support from others, he decided to get in the race.

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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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