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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A two-vehicle broadside crash near Deer Creek in Otter Tail County resulted in serious injuries this morning. Gerald Barthel, 77, of Perham was driving a Chevrolet Silverado north on Highway 106 and Joshua Weekley, 20, of Bertha was driving east on Otter Tail County Road 52. Weekley, according to the State Patrol, failed to stop at the sign and hit the Silverado on the passenger side. Both vehicles came to a stop in a field on the northeast side of the intersection.
A $9.6 million project to build a four-story, 80-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel in south Alexandria, along with a new public road and infrastucture, will receive a tax break of...
Alexandria police officers arrested a 19-year-old Alexandria man after a chase Tuesday morning. The incident began at about 9:30 a.m. when the suspect was seen driving a white four-door vehicle...
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, has announced her intention to seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016. Franson, the chair of the House Select Committee on Affordable...
The person who died in a rollover in Todd County this morning, Saturday, has been identifed as Allen D. Howard of Staples. He was driving a 2004 Dodge Intrepid east on Highway 210/Highway 71 near milepost 216 when the car went off the right side of the road, according to the State Patrol. The vehicle rolled onto its roof and struck a bridge pillar. Howard was not wearing a seat belt, according to the accident report. The crash happened at about 9:05 a.m.
A class at the Midwest Soil Health Summit in Alexandria Wednesday tried to dispel a couple of myths. First, it doesn't take millions of years to build topsoil, the layer of earth that provides plants with vital nutrients. With the right kind of land management, farmers can speed up the process and protect the topsoil they do have. Also, erosion shouldn't be thought of as an extreme process that creates deep gullies and other dramatic land changes. It can happen very slowly, with wind and water carrying away tiny soil particles over a long period of time.
Farmers are facing troubling times ahead with rising land values triggering higher property tax bills. At the same time, their income levels are plunging because of falling commodity prices. Their plight was the focus of a Feb. 9 agricultural round table at the Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC). Hosted by area legislators, it drew farmers, lenders, students, college instructors, ag researchers and others.
A two-vehicle crash near Miltona Tuesday injured two people. At about 5:11 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received multiple phone calls about crash at the intersection of County Road...
Does the city of Alexandria have a flag pole? How about an official city flag? Readers recently asked the newspaper those questions and the answer for both is "yes." The flag pole, however, isn't located right next to City Hall. It's across the street, in front of Coldwell Banker Crown Realty building at 625 Broadway. The building was known as the Federal Building in the early 1900s and served as a post office.
A 26-year-old Kensington man was sentenced to 364 days in jail for stalking with intent to injure someone, a gross misdemeanor. Santos Wilmer Matey Salgado received the sentence in Douglas...