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 terroristic threat charge filed against a 72-year-old Alexandria man last May will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble. Denny Lavon Brookins pleaded not guilty to the felony terroristic threat charge and a misdemeanor fifth degree assault charge in July. Judge Ann Carrott dismissed both charges on September 30 with the condition that Brookins has no similar charges filed against him for one year.
Here's good news in the battle to prevent drunk driving: More people are getting the message. People choosing to drive drunk are increasingly in the minority on Minnesota roads, and the number of traffic fatalities due to alcohol continues to drop. That's according to the recently released "Minnesota Impaired Driving Facts 2014" from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. It shows that impaired-related traffic fatalities in the state dropped to 91 in 2014.
A 52-year-old Osakis man was found dead in his basement Sunday morning after an accidental fire. A neighbor reportedly saw heavy smoke coming from the home’s lower level at 108...
Wind blew over a stop sign and was a factor in two crashes that happened near south Alexandria Sunday night. At about 8:30 p.m., a Douglas County sheriff's sergeant saw a vehicle in the ditch east of the "T" intersection at County Roads 4 and 28. While investigating that crash, a second vehicle skidded through the intersection and overturned.
Alexandria is one step closer to having a paid fire chief. At its meeting Monday night, the council approved a job description for the position and directed staff to first...
Fire prevention took center stage in Osakis Sunday as the Osakis Fire Department hosted an open house. Families learned how to develop a fire escape plan, signed up for free...
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.
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 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.
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...