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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Dave Hughes, U.S. House of Representatives candidate, won the Republican endorsement at the Minnesota Congressional District 7 convention in Alexandria on April 30.
A bill to strengthen penalties for interfering with the body or scene of a death passed the Minnesota House without opposition Thursday, 124-0. Authored by Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, the bill known as "Laura's Law" is directed toward crimes similar those involving 18-year-old victim Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck. Schwendemann's body was found in a Douglas County corn field 12 days after she was reported missing last fall.
The legislative clock is ticking. City leaders from across Greater Minnesota – including Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson – are urging state legislators to take action on local government aid (LGA), a bonding bill and transportation. Carlson was part of a news conference at the Senate Wednesday where leaders expressed concern over the possibility of a “do nothing” session.
A 55-year-old Farwell man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on supervised probation for three years for reckless discharge of a firearm, a felony. Wayne Lee Hadler received the sentence in Douglas County District Court on May 6. He was given credit for the 11 days he’s served in jail after his arrest. Judge Ann Carrott also ordered Hadler to pay $335 in fees and fines, and to complete six hours of community service every month while he is on probation.
A 26-year-old Eagle Bend woman was sentenced to 45 days in jail for stabbing her boyfriend in Alexandria last June. Billie Rae Yates was also placed on supervised probation for...
Low to moderate income families may soon have more affordable housing options in Alexandria. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council voted 3-2 to give preliminary approval to...
Watch out for traffic jams in and around the Runestone Community Center Wednesday afternoon, May 11. The Alexandria Technical and Community College will hold its graduation ceremonies at the RCC...
The I-94/Highway 29 project in Alexandria is running right on schedule, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The pile driving work is complete for this phase, and the...
The U.S. Department of Treasury has rejected a plan that would have drastically cut pensions of nearly 15,000 retirees in Minnesota. The announcement, issued May 6, means that retired workers...
One robot shot 10-inch dodgeballs through a tower window. Another robot scooped up golf balls and round objects labeled as different kinds of minerals. A third robot was equipped with a cannon capable of shooting T-shirts 50 feet into the air. They all strutted their stuff at the Tri-State Manufacturers' Association (TSMA) Robotics Showcase at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria on Tuesday. The event began with a tour of Douglas Machine in Alexandria, followed by the robotic demonstrations during social hour, a dinner and a meeting.