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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The city of Alexandria is no longer just dipping a toe into the waters of social media. It plans to dive in. As part of its strategic plan, it's trying to market the city and increase communication with the public through its website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. To forge ahead, however, the council has enacted a new social media policy.
Five people were injured in an airboat crash in Pope County Wednesday night. At 6:40 p.m., the Pope County Sheriff's Office received a report of a watercraft accident in Outlet...
Zebra mussels have invaded another Douglas County lake -- Lake Andrew. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed today new reports of zebra mussels in Lake Andrew and three other...
Candidates for Minnesota House and Senate positions in the Douglas County area will debate on Pioneer Public Television tonight, Thursday, September 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. The scheduled debates...
More than 120 bowlers took to the lanes to help children read Tuesday night. The Echo Press’ “Strike Out Illiteracy” fundraiser provides newspapers for local teachers to use in their...
The Corral Saloon and Eatery in Nelson is hosting its second annual Country Ribfest fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 24. Each year, the club chooses a charity or charities that will receive the donations. In 2015, the recipients were Santa's Elves and the Patrick Callaghan Scholarship Fund. This year, the funds will be donated to Jumpin' for Jaz and Carlos Cubs Youth Baseball.
Crews working on the Highway 29/Interstate 94 project in south Alexandria are focused on the west portion of the new bridge over I-94. Crews finished framing the bridge deck late last week. This week, the deck will be poured, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Fire destroyed a shed full of hay in Forada early this morning. At 2:24 a.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a passerby about a structure...
At its Monday meeting, the Alexandria City Council held off getting quotes from garbage companies to haul away the city's refuse because questions arose about recycling. The five-year garbage contract, which expires at the end of this year, did not include the cost of hauling away recycle containers at some city buildings, including the Runestone Community Center (RCC). Concerned that recycling wasn't being practiced, the council tabled taking action until those questions could be answered.
A 21-year-old Alexandria man was charged with two felonies — motor vehicle theft and first-degree criminal damage to property — after he reportedly drove through a wall at Alexandria Light and Power (ALP). Franklin William Hardy also faces a misdemeanor of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. He was charged in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.