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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Motorists on Highway 29 near Alexandria will encounter a northbound traffic switch and southbound detour beginning as soon as Monday, November 2. Crews are paving the newly-constructed northbound lanes of...
A school levy referendum in Brandon-Evansville was overwhelmingly approved Tuesday. Residents in School District 2908 voted 218-52 to renew the district's existing property tax referendum authorization of $605.13 per pupil,...
The Brandon-Evansville School District is holding a special election today, Tuesday, November 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters will decide whether the district should renew its existing property tax referendum authorization of $605.13 per pupil, which is scheduled to expire next year. The proposed referendum would be first levied in 2015 for taxes payable in 2016 and would last 10 years unless it is revoked or reduced as provided by state law.
Are you ready for Halloween? Some folks are way ahead of you. They've transformed their residences into haunts for ghosts, goblins, graveyards, witches, or as is the case at 1316 Douglas Street in Alexandria, zombies. The yard of Todd and Peggy Jensen includes zombies on the rooftops, a zombie sitting on the ground, even a zombie grilling all kinds of ghoulish items on a grill. A variety of Halloween fun takes place tomorrow, Saturday, for a list of the events, click here .
The Midwest Medical Examiners Officer has confirmed that a body found on Monday, October 26 in an Orange Township corn field was that of Laura Ann Schwendemann, 18, of Starbuck...
There will be no change in the city of Nelson's tax levy next year. The Nelson City Council recently voted to set its 2016 levy at the same amount as 2015—$36,001.
BREWERY GETS PERMIT 1 - At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council issued a conditional use permit to Alexandria’s first brewery/taproom – Copper Trail Brewing Company. David Gibbons of Alexandria plans to open the business in Sanibel Square, just north of 50th Avenue next spring. It will be located two units north of Dunn Brothers Coffee. It will offer fresh craft beer made on site, six days a week.
Big Ole is feeling a little blue these days. Primer paint covers the back of his cape down to his boots. But he will be better off in the long run; it's all part of a $26,500 repair project. Jim Bergquist, director of the Runestone Museum that owns the famous Viking statue, gave an update of the project: Thanks to donations from the community and the Alexandria Area Community Foundation, there are enough donations to cover the repair costs. The repairs have been carried out as much as possible before the cold weather arrived. The contractor, Bill Stark, discovered many more issues with t
An arrest has been made in a road rage incident that was reported in Alexandria on October 23. The suspected vehicle has been identified and the driver is believed to...
After a body was found Monday that’s believed to be missing 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann, waves of sadness and sympathy rippled throughout the area. Two vigils are planned. One is scheduled...