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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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...
The State Patrol has released more information about a two-vehicle crash near Hoffman that caused injuries Friday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, the broadside crash happened at the intersection...
Thousands of ears of corn and a plethora of pork chops were consumed Wednesday at the Alexandria Rotary Club's 51st annual Corn and Pork Chop Feed. The event took place at the Alexandria Fire Station under sunny skies and 80-degree temperatures. The annual "jubilee" is known far and wide for its fresh corn on the cob and grilled pork chops provided by the Douglas County Pork Producers. The event supports Rotary projects and other organizations within the area, including the fire station itself.
The old southbound Highway 29 bridge in Alexandria has been completely removed and work on the west half of the new bridge is well under way. This week, crews nearly completed the pile driving work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). That should wrap up by early next week. In addition, crews have started pouring the abutments and will soon work on the center median pier.
At its Aug. 15 meeting, the Alexandria School Board approved a request from NorthStar Christian Academy (NCA) to allow students taking release time to attend classes at NCA. Before approving the request, the district wanted to make sure that NCA meets the requirements set out in state statute for religious release time, a provision in the compulsory attendance law that allows students to be excused from school for religious instruction. The NCA model, as presented previously to the school district, requests release time for up to three hours each week to attend NCA classes.
Alexandria Rotary Club members are having their annual Corn and Pork Chop Feed at the Alexandria Fire Station today, Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The annual "jubilee" is...
A 55-year-old Garfield woman was sentenced to 42 days in jail for stealing prescription pills from an Alexandria pharmacy where she once worked. Christine Ann Houck was sentenced Aug. 9 in Douglas County District Court after she pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, a felony. Judge Dave Battey stayed the imposition of the conviction for five years, meaning the crime will go on her record as a misdemeanor, not a felony, if she stays out of legal trouble and successfully completes the terms of her supervised probation.
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in locating Alan Michael Thomas, 47, of Osakis. Thomas left his residence in Osakis on August 4 and traveled to Blaine...
The east ramps between Highway 29 and I-94 in south Alexandria reopened Wednesday, along with the new Hwy 29 bridge over I-94. So all traffic has switched to the east side, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). MnDOT asks motorists to drive extra carefully through the work zone since traffic is using a new configuration.
Hospice of Douglas County will hold its annual Butterfly Release at Alexandria City Park, today, Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m. The release was postponed because of stormy weather Wednesday but...