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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An 19-year-old Elbow Lake woman was sentenced to 84 days in jail for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, a felony, on Dec. 25, 2015. Rebekah Salter received...
A 19-year-old Alexandria man was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, a felony, on Feb. 23. Damien Stephen...
Bike riders have something new to smile about. A bike lane was added to Geneva Road in northeast Alexandria last week. The Alexandria City Council approved the project last year as part of a complete reconstruction of Geneva Road. The road was widened from 24 feet to 28 feet and includes two-foot gravel shoulders and a separate bike lane. Most of the project was completed last summer. The bike path was part of the final work. The eight-foot wide bike lane runs between County Road 73 and Birch Avenue.
Authorities say it’s likely that a suspect who robbed US Bank in Alexandria on May 9 also robbed a bank in Laramie, Wyoming two days later.
A 58-year-old Evansville woman was injured in a rollover west of Millerville Monday night. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about the one-vehicle crash shortly after 7...
This weekend is a time to remember law enforcement officers who sacrificed their lives while protecting the public. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will be joining law enforcement...
The Alexandria Police Department and FBI are continuing to follow up leads regarding the US Bank robbery on Monday. A suspect matching the description of the robber in Alexandria reportedly...
Dave Hughes, U.S. House of Representatives candidate, won the Republican endorsement at the Minnesota Congressional District 7 convention in Alexandria on April 30.
A bill to strengthen penalties for interfering with the body or scene of a death passed the Minnesota House without opposition Thursday, 124-0. Authored by Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, the bill known as "Laura's Law" is directed toward crimes similar those involving 18-year-old victim Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck. Schwendemann's body was found in a Douglas County corn field 12 days after she was reported missing last fall.
The legislative clock is ticking. City leaders from across Greater Minnesota – including Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson – are urging state legislators to take action on local government aid (LGA), a bonding bill and transportation. Carlson was part of a news conference at the Senate Wednesday where leaders expressed concern over the possibility of a “do nothing” session.