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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Allison O'Toole, CEO of the state's online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, stopped at the Echo Press Monday to talk about the new enrollment period that begins November 1. She also offered information and insights into MNsure that can be boiled down to five main points: 1.
The school shooting in Roseburg, Oregon last week that left eight students and one teacher dead brought back a flood of memories for Merton Johnson of Alexandria. It was a spring day in 1968.
Forty-four state representatives, including Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, and Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, sent a letter to Attorney General Lori Swanson and Governor Mark Dayton, asking them to add Minnesota to a growing coalition of states challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a federal court over the Clean Power Plan. The plan mandates that Minnesota reduce utility carbon emissions by more than 40 percent by 2030.
The esplanade that runs close to the Central Lakes Trail along Lake Agnes and into Alexandria City Park is now a lot smoother. City street crews started the repaving the...
The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Mamie. Mamie is a female kitten, 4 to 5 months...
An eight-county Central Minnesota Land Use Decision Makers Symposium will take place Wednesday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature prominent water quality experts from...
ALP Utilities (ALP) warns utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill. At least three local businesses have been contacted at this point...
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An Alexandria man who robbed an Alexandria house at gunpoint last Halloween has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison. Caleb Styer, 19, of Alexandria pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in the first degree, a felony, and Judge Dave Battey handed down the sentence on September 22. Three other felony charges against Styer were dismissed — entering a dwelling without consent, entering a building without consent while possessing a dangerous weapon, and entering a building without consent and assaulting another person. Styer received credit for the 288 days he's already