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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1. 'COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS' UPDATESince last fall, a group of local residents has been meeting with Alexandira city leaders to talk about a variety of concerns. Some of their complaints –...
People continue to give the Alexandria City Council feedback about a proposed $9.9 million expansion and renovation of the Runestone Community Center. In the third public hearing on the idea...
A 22-year-old Alexandria man faces felony level drug and weapon charges after he was arrested near Sauk Centre on October 13. According to the Sauk Centre Police Department, Joshua James Baumann was traveling on Interstate 94 near mile marker 126 when he was pulled over for an equipment violation. When speaking with Baumann, the police officer noticed signs of criminal activity, according to the department.
The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Chicklet. Chicklet is a female kitten, 3 to 4 months...
Here's good news in the battle to prevent drunk driving: More people are getting the message. People choosing to drive drunk are increasingly in the minority on Minnesota roads, and the number of traffic fatalities due to alcohol continues to drop. That's according to the recently released "Minnesota Impaired Driving Facts 2014" from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. It shows that impaired-related traffic fatalities in the state dropped to 91 in 2014.
A terroristic threat charge filed against a 72-year-old Alexandria man last May will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble. Denny Lavon Brookins pleaded not guilty to the felony terroristic threat charge and a misdemeanor fifth degree assault charge in July. Judge Ann Carrott dismissed both charges on September 30 with the condition that Brookins has no similar charges filed against him for one year.
Gail Kulp, born, raised and educated in Alexandria, announced last week that she's running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 8B. The incumbent is Mary Franson, R-Alexandria. Kulp pursued further education at the University of Minnesota and in Utah, but she said she's never wandered far from the values she learned as a child - hard work, honesty and caring about others. She said she understands why citizens are upset when elected officials fail to work together for the common good or don't finish on time She said it's critical to make wise decisions and investments base
A 52-year-old Osakis man was found dead in his basement Sunday morning after an accidental fire. A neighbor reportedly saw heavy smoke coming from the home’s lower level at 108...
Wind blew over a stop sign and was a factor in two crashes that happened near south Alexandria Sunday night. At about 8:30 p.m., a Douglas County sheriff's sergeant saw a vehicle in the ditch east of the "T" intersection at County Roads 4 and 28. While investigating that crash, a second vehicle skidded through the intersection and overturned.
Alexandria is one step closer to having a paid fire chief. At its meeting Monday night, the council approved a job description for the position and directed staff to first...