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 new Bello Cucina Italian restaurant is one step closer toward opening in the Old Broadway building in Alexandria. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council issued an...
State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, received his party’s endorsement for the Legislature in District 12B on Saturday, April 9. The four-term Republican, who currently serves as chair of the House Agriculture Policy Committee, was endorsed unanimously at the gathering of delegates in Starbuck. Addressing the crowd after his endorsement, Anderson explained that the Legislature needs to be careful in how it deals with the state’s projected surplus of $900 million.
A 37-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a rollover on Interstate 94 near Alexandria Friday morning. Danny K. Ecklund of Oslo was driving a 1999 Ford truck westbound at around...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking information regarding a dead bald eagle that was recently found on Minnesota Department of Transportation property in Freeborn County, just south of...
LGC, an international life sciences and measurement company headquartered in London, has acquired a majority stake in Douglas Scientific, a leading laboratory automation company based in Alexandria.
Last weekend, an Alexandria resident saw four fires burning in the city limits near Elm Street and 10th Avenue. People were burning yard debris, construction materials and other garbage. He said it created a smoky haze throughout the neighborhood. His question: What are the city's rules for burning? The short answer from Alexandria Fire Chief Jeff Karrow: No burning is allowed within the city limits. There are a couple of exceptions.
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, has co-authored a bipartisan bill that would re-open the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Currently, Minnesota faces a prison overcrowding issue, placing an increasing burden on the state’s correctional system, Westrom noted. Closed in 2010, the Appleton facility has the potential to house up to 1,600 inmates. Under the legislation, the private facility, managed by Corrections Corporation of America, would be leased to the state for $6 to 8 million annually.
LGC, an international life sciences and measurement company headquartered in London, has acquired a majority stake in Douglas Scientific, a leading laboratory automation company based in Alexandria. The price was undisclosed. Douglas Scientific was previously owned by Kingdom Enterprises, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) company founded in Alexandria in 1979. It will continue to have a minority interest in the company.
Drivers on Highway 29 south of Interstate 94 in Alexandria will encounter intermittent lane closures as crews begin preparing for this year's I-94 bridge project. Over the next week, crews will construct crossovers just north of I-94 and remove trees and shrubs near the interstate ramps, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Once crossovers are complete, concrete barrier will be installed on Highway 29. Crews will begin actual bridge work after the preliminary work is complete. Key components of the 2016 work include:
Past and present city leaders, fire department officials, emergency management personnel and other well-wishers gathered at the Alexandria Fire Station on April 1 to congratulate Alexandria Fire Marshal Dennis Stark. The festive occasion, which drew a steady stream of people sharing handshakes and hugs, was a fitting send-off to Stark, who retired on March 31 after serving as fire marshal for 21 years. Stark also logged 17 years with the Alexandria Fire Department, and served as the city's emergency management and Douglas County's emergency management deputy director.