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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Workers in Alexandria have good retirement saving plans, according to a new study. A New York financial technology company, SmartAsset, ranks the city as the ninth best in the state for 401(k) benefit plans. The study, released last week, compared employer contributions to total contributions, as well as investment performance and administrative fees in cities across the country.
In accordance with the proclamation issued by President Barack Obama, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state...
The powerful story of Easter came to life in Alexandria this week.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new NorthStar Christian Academy (NCA) that's being built in south Alexandria took place Wednesday. Here's an update from the school: • Construction bids have been received and the school is in the process of awarding contracts, • School leaders say they are amazed at the generous involvement of builders, suppliers and contractors who are stepping up to help them with "in kind" services. • School leaders hope to start on the school building foundation work as soon as possible after groundbreaking, depending on weather.
Charges may be filed in connection with explosive materials that were found in a rural area of Douglas County on Friday, March 11. When contacted by the Echo Press last Wednesday, Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen provided more information about the incident, including details about the materials, which he said were being used to make pipe bombs. The materials included farm-related chemicals, black powder and a mixture of steel, copper and birdshot pellets.
A 21-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced to one year in jail for interfering with the body of Laura Schwendemann, who was found dead in a Forada cornfield on October 26,...
A 77-year-old Osakis man was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Alexandria Saturday morning. The crash happened at the intersection of Third Avenue and McKay Avenue at about 10:15 a.m...
The powerful story of Easter was portrayed in Alexandria this afternoon, Sunday. Crowds of people lined up to see the annual outdoor Passion Drama presented by Zion Lutheran and Good...
The public is invited to experience Jesus' last days on Earth this Sunday, March 20. Zion Lutheran and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches in Alexandria will be presenting their annual outdoor Passion Drama. As part of a 20-minute guided tour, people will view 12 different scenes from the Birth of Jesus to the Ascension.
Alexandria hammered out a busy year of building in 2015, according to an annual report presented by Lynn Timm, the city’s building official. The value of construction permitted with the...