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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A plan to build a $2 million three-story, 36-unit apartment building in Alexandria will receive tax increment financing (TIF). At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved the...
For only the seventh time in the 95-year history of the Resorters Golf Tournament in Alexandria, the Men's Division champion successfully defended his title. Oklahoma state's Nick Heinen cruised to a 6-5 match play victory over 16-year-old Lincoln Johnson of Chaska in Saturday's final at the Alexandria Golf Course. "I hit it good today," said the 20-year-old redshirt sophomore. "I had a few bad shots, but for the most part, it was good."
The small town of Forada had a big celebration during Forada Days over the weekend. Highlights included a parade, clown balloon twister, face painting, pig races, a hypnotist show, street...
For only the seventh time in the 95-year history of the Resorters Golf Tournament in Alexandria, the Men's Division champion successfully defended his title. Oklahoma State's Nick Heinen cruised to...
Work on the east ramps as part of the Highway 29/Interstate 94 project in south Alexandria was slightly delayed this week. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) now expects the...
Who will it be? Who will win the 2016 Resorters Masters' title? Alexandria's Dave Harris, last year's runner-up who has been knocking around the ball — and opponents — at the AGC for decades and holds Resorters' trophies in the Masters (2014) and Senior Men's (1998, 2006)? Or will it be Dan Elton of Moorhead, a long-ball hitter playing in the Masters for the first time, who has already eliminated long-time competitor Ron Way, this year's number-three seed, David Lee, and Alexandria's Randy Johnson?
Imagine a Douglas County Fairgrounds with these features: An enclosed fieldhouse for athletic training and year-round events. A new parkway network with on-street parking, shade trees and trails. An event center to host car shows and indoor equestrian events. A private development area that could include a restaurant, hotel and conference center. And if the Viking Speedway someday decides to move the racetrack or cease operations, the grandstands would stay and the area could be used for a new flexible-use field and additional fair space.
Reed Heidelberger, city of Alexandria assessor, was named to hold a seat on the Minnesota State Board of Assessors in St. Michael. He was selected to the prestigious board on July 26.
Big things are happening at the Runestone Community Center (RCC). The Alexandria City Council authorized major energy upgrades at the RCC earlier this summer, along with energy saving improvements at City Hall, both city liquor stores, street lights and more. It's all part of a $5.6 million Guaranteed Energy Saving Project (GESP), developed by Apex Area Solutions.
Do you have questions about a long-range master plan for the Douglas County Fairgrounds? Here are some answers, as provided by Mike Weber, city planner for Alexandria. What is a...