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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Tax forms are available at the Douglas County Library, but supplies and the types of forms are limited. Here's why, according to library director Jake Odland: Three to five years ago, libraries could get multiple copies of tax forms from the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue for free. Library patrons grew to rely on the library having those forms available, Odland noted. Over the past few years, however, the number of forms available has greatly decreased.
After a snowfall, property owners in Alexandria have an obligation to remove the snow from their sidewalks. But what happens if they are unable to do it or just don't get the job done? A reader recently asked those questions. The full answer starts with the city code. Here's what it says about snow removal: "All snow and ice remaining upon public sidewalks is hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance and shall be abated by the owner or tenant of the abutting private property within 24 hours after such snow or ice has ceased to be deposited."
Even in the dead of winter, Big Ole was the center of attention Thursday afternoon. A camera-mounted drone hovered in the air around him while a film crew shot footage...
State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria will chair a new select committee on affordable child care. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, announced the formation of the committee Tuesday. It will partner...
A 59-year-old man who died after he was pinned under a tree trunk in rural Miltona Monday afternoon has been identified as Larry William Krause. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the incident at 1 p.m. It happened at 5069 County Road 36 NE. When medical personnel responded to the scene north of Lake Irene, they found the victim, Krause unresponsive. They attempted life saving measures, but were not able to resuscitate him.
Minnesota state parks and trails will host 35 candlelight events this winter, including an event at Lake Carlos State Park on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. This...
A lot of shiny new vehicles are rolling around Douglas County these days. This past year broke a record for sales of new automobiles in the United States. A total of 17.47 million were sold nationwide in 2015, topping the previous record of 17.35 million in 2000. Dealerships in Alexandria agree that sales have been brisk.
More information has been released about a one-vehicle crash on County Road 82 west of Alexandria that resulted in injuries Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m., west...
The recent cold snap is a wintry delight for shutterbugs.
Children and parents hopped, twirled, danced and clapped to the Teddy Bear Band during a performance at Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria Saturday morning. The musical show, sponsored by Community...