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 transformation in health care is outpacing educational reform, leading to growing gaps between medical education and clinical practice. That's according to Mark Rosenberg, MD, vice dean at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He'll speak at a free town hall meeting sponsored by the Alexandria Golden "K" Kiwanis on Thursday, June 30. The event will take place at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria, 605 Douglas Street. Rosenberg will speak from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and there will be time for questions and discussion starting at 10:40 a.m.
Earlier this month, on a Saturday night, my wife, Celeste, and I were the victim of a prank. At around 11 p.m., someone rang our doorbell. Not just once, but several times, rapid fire. It jolted us. Celeste, who was sleeping, immediately woke up and wondered what in the heck was going on. She later admitted that it "scared the bejeebers" out of her. I was watching some reality crime show on TV and instantly assumed we were under siege by some drug-crazed criminal who wanted to get into our house. It was nothing so dramatic, of course.
Alexandria School District 206's budget for the next school year is looking very similar to this year's. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria School Board approved a preliminary, balanced budget for 2016-2017, with expenditures about 1 percent less from 2015-2016. The district expects to receive $5,032,331 in property taxes next year for the general fund (this doesn't include long-term bonding debt), an increase of 3.8 percent.
A fond piece of many Alexandria residents' childhoods was ripped away Tuesday when the old yellow duck house in Noonan Park was hauled away. Many from the area remember playing in the pretty little duck house over the years. When it was taken away, the newspaper and the city received several phone calls from residents who were alarmed to see the house go. Those in the neighborhood were also worried and they contacted Bill Blanchard, a long-time resident who lives next to the park and spent a lot of time playing in the duck house in his youth.
Ready for ribs? Awake the Lakes Ribfest is this Saturday at Big Ole Central Park on Second Avenue in Alexandria. To accommodate the hungry crowds, another entrance has been added on the east side of the street this year. Rib serving will start at 5 p.m. Organizers noted that there are 1,000 racks of St. Louis baby back ribs this year — 25 percent more than last year. A $2 ticket will get you a rib bone or an ear of corn served by Douglas County FFA members.
The missing person alert the Roseville Police Department issued earlier today for Maurice John Grundei, 87, of Roseville has been canceled. Grundei was found safe in Elk River. Authorities thanked...
Authorities have released the name of a man who reportedly drowned on Lake Andrew south of Alexandria Monday night. He has been identified as 61-year-old Glenn Charles Steffen of South...
It's fitting that Monday was the first official day of summer because Douglas County will be sizzling with summer fun this weekend. There's something for everyone — rib tasters, history buffs, parade lovers, dancers, runners, circus goers, marching band fans, vintage car enthusiasts and families searching for a fun time. It's the busiest weekend of the summer so anyone who says, "There's isn't anything to do," hasn't been paying attention. Here's a quick summary of the fun that's on tap this weekend:
By Al Edenloff firstname.lastname@example.org A 21-year-old Fargo man pleaded guilty in Douglas County District Court June 9 to two of the 13 charges he faces – possession of heroin and...
The east leg of 50th Avenue at Highway 29 in Alexandria closed Thursday as part of a major reconstruction project. It will remain closed for approximately two weeks while crews...