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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Traditional business models are being disrupted by changes in technology and customer demand. Meanwhile, the work treadmill is moving faster than ever, driven by globalization, automation, robotics and computerization. How can businesses weather the storm? Meteorologist Paul Douglas provided answers as the featured speaker at the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission's Small Business Appreciation Lunch on Tuesday.
Bridge work on Highway 29 in south Alexandria is moving along on schedule, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). MnDOT provided the following update on the project Thursday: Like the last several weeks, the bulk of the work next week will happen near the new bridge.
"Laura's Law" took another step forward yesterday, Wednesday, when the Minnesota Senate approved legislation modifying the penalty for concealment of a body from a gross misdemeanor to a felony. Commonly referred to as "Laura’s Law," the measure was drafted by Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, in response to the death of Starbuck 18-year-old, Laura Schwendemann.
Nearly 100 bicyclists spoke loudly without saying a word in Alexandria Wednesday night. They participated in the seventh annual Ride of Silence – an event to remind motorists that bicycle...
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...