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 20-year-old Farwell man was arrested following a high-speed chase that began in Alexandria, cut across a golf course, went through yards and ended with a crash into a power pole Tuesday morning. Colton Scott Armstrong was charged in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, which is a felony, along with two misdemeanors, reckless driving and driving with a revoked license.
"Regardless of your job description, the goal is to go home in one piece at the end of your day." That is what GLASH is all about. Greater Lakes Area Safety and Health (GLASH) has been developed to assist area safety and health professionals stay current on critical safety and health issues, and actively seeks to partner with any organization (private sector/public sector/nonprofit) in West Central Minnesota that desires assistance in improving safety and health performance issues.
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...
A late night fire gutted a house in Garfield Saturday. At 11:57 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was notified of the fire at 4438 County Road 40 in Garfield...
The Alexandria Cardinals football team is fired up this season. Fresh off a 51-39 road win over Monticello Magic on Friday, Cardinal players, coaches, cheerleaders and supporters held a "meet...
This week, Karin Anderson has been helping crews fight a wildfire in Yellowstone National Park by serving as a helicopter crew member. It is a long way from her home in Farwell and the Kensington Fire Department she normally serves. But on Nov. 9, Anderson plans to go even farther, traveling to Nairobi, Kenya, as part of a group of about 15 people from Africa Fire Mission. These 15 firefighters from across the country will join forces, using their own money, to spend two weeks in Kenya.
Does your house or rental property need repairs? Help is on the way. The city of Alexandria plans to file a pre-application to the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Offices for grant funds to be used for rental housing and owner occupied repair. The pre-application for the grant program is proposed to take place inside target areas east of Broadway and near Lake Agnes (see map).
About three dozen people participated in the second annual "Run From the Cops 5K" in Alexandria Saturday. The 3.1 mile run/walk was a fundraiser for the Douglas County Sheriff's Federation. The race started and ended on the west side of the Douglas County Fairgrounds near the Douglas County Watershed building. T-shirts were given to all the participants, and a free-will donation for a hot dog lunch took place after the race. The Douglas County Sheriff's Federation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit charitable organization.
Motorists on Interstate 94 in Alexandria will encounter an overnight closure Wednesday, Sept. 7, weather permitting. Crews constructing the new Highway 29 bridge over I-94 will place beams over the...
A new local initiative is ripping up and reinventing the old saying, "You can't go home again." It's encouraging people who have left West-Central Minnesota to come back and stay. It also wants to draw more new residents into the region. Developed by the West Central Initiative (WCI), the effort is called "Live Wide Open." The first public meeting to talk about it took place at Alexandria City Hall last Friday and drew about 25 people representing businesses, the chamber of commerce, economic development, elected leaders and others.