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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Crews are continuing to make good progress on the west half of the Highway 29 bridge over Interstate 94 in Alexandria, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Next...
Kenwood Drive in Alexandria is being reconstructed this summer. The Alexandria City Council approved the project months ago. The street is being widened to 24 feet from Minnesota Highway 29 to just north of Second Avenue and sanitary sewer lines are being extended into that area. One part of the project has drawn questions from a few readers: Why is an extension or cut-through being built through the trees west of Kenwood Drive near the intersection with Darling Avenue?
Haley Hinrichs, a 19-year-old college student from Goodhue, representing Goodhue County, was crowned the 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds,...
The Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria earned a "blue ribbon," the highest award given, from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for its efforts to vaccinate its health care workers against the flu. It's part of MDH's "FluSafe" program, which celebrated its sixth year. This time around, 91 percent of participating hospitals and nursing homes received a blue, red or white ribbon for their vaccination efforts.
Douglas County residents will have some weighty decisions to make on Nov. 8. They'll not only help choose a president, a U.S. representative, judges, state senators and state representatives, they'll also be voting in county, city and school elections. The filing period for cities, two townships and schools that do not have primaries ended Aug. 16, so now there's a clear picture of who is running for those offices. There will be 10 contested local races, along with seven positions that will be decided through write-ins. Here's a look at the local, contested races:
A 50-year-old Albertville man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover near Osakis Monday. Patrick Dooher was driving a Ford F150 east on Interstate 94 near mile post 115 when he lost control of the vehicle, according to the State Patrol. The pickup rolled into the eastbound right ditch. Dooher, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to the Sauk Centre Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.
A public hearing to get feedback on proposed changes to Alexandria's private well policy packed City Hall Monday night. Eight people spoke during the city council hearing, all opposed to...
Alexandria police used a stun gun while arresting a 32-year-old Miltona man Friday night after authorities say he intentionally rear-ended another vehicle twice, fled from officers and resisted arrest. Curt Matthew Craven was charged in Douglas County District Court Monday with second-degree assault and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, both felonies, along with gross misdemeanors of drunken driving and driving with a canceled license, and three misdemeanors — reckless driving, criminal damage to property and obstruction of the legal process.
Alexandria police used a Taser to arrest a 32-year-old Miltona man Friday night after authorities say he intentionally rear-ended another vehicle twice, fled from officers and resisted arrest. The incident...
Lots of fun going on at the Douglas County Fair this weekend. Children had fun trying to stay on sheep during a Mutton Busting competition. For a look at fair...