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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The scenario was chilling: A plane crashes at the Alexandria Airport, bursting into a fireball of flames and smoke as trapped passengers scream for help. Then, minutes after firefighters and emergency response units arrive on scene, another disaster strikes: A truck carrying Roundup careens out of control on Aga Drive, hitting two people walking on the road before it crashes into an airport fence and spills the herbicide. Five young people from the nearby skatepark rush over to help but become contaminated by chemicals and have to be sprayed down by firefighters.
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. MINNESOTA New Era abandons plan for southeast Minn. wind farm...
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. -- The suspect in a double homicide two weeks ago in Granite Falls is in custody. Andrew Joseph Dikken was arrested about 3 p.m. Tuesday at the...
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Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota. NORTH DAKOTA Escape costs prisoner transport firm $80,000 BISMARCK – A...
The names of two people from Deer Creek who died in a head-on collision Wednesday night west of Henning were released today by the Minnesota State Patrol. They are 34-year-old...
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. MINNESOTA Two killed in collision HENNING, Minn. – Two people...
Finally. That's how downtown Alexandria businesses felt Tuesday when 5th Avenue was surfaced with a thin layer of asphalt between Fillmore Street and Broadway.
All heck is going to break loose at the Alexandria Airport this Sunday and Monday when a plane will "crash" and burn.
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.