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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When Shelly Engfer-Triebenbach of Osakis was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer two years ago, her survival statistics looked pretty dismal. Only 16 percent of those diagnosed with that type of late-stage cancer live five years or longer. She's been one of the lucky ones. Three months after her diagnosis, she had a mutation test on her biopsy. She found out she had a mutation that only 5 percent of lung cancer patients have, which was a good thing. "That is like winning the lottery in lung cancer," she said.
Local government aid (LGA) — the money the state gives to cities across the state — does not fund city halls. It funds people, noted State Representative Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth during the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Fall Conference held in Alexandria November 12-13. Marquart, a former mayor, has strongly supported LGA during his eight terms in the House.
There's a whole new view on Third Avenue West in Alexandria. The office complex known as the Tischer Building was torn down Wednesday. The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum (MLMM) recently purchased the building, is removing it and will donate the property to the city at no cost. The MLMM will then lease the property from the city. It's part of the museum's plan to revitalize and improve North Broadway. Museum leaders said that tearing down the building provides much better visibility for the museum.
Last Friday, former Alexandrian Jack Gaffaney experienced the chilling impact of a terror attack. Again.
A 19-year-old Miltona man faces two felony charges in connection with a burglary that was reported on Monday, November 16. Joshua Robles was charged in Douglas County District Court with...
The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Dagger. Dagger is a 3 to 4-month old male kitten...
In accordance with the proclamation issued Sunday night by President Barack Obama, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at...
The latest fashion trends and styles were on display during the Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) Fall Fashion Show at the Viking Plaza Thursday. ATCC students from fashion management, along with collegiate DECA students, organized the event. They worked with store managers on selecting the clothes, coats and accessories they would be modeling. The event also accepted donations for the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf. Look for more photos in Wednesday's "Out and About" feature in the Echo Press.
A quick response limited the damage from a basement fire in Alexandria early Tuesday morning. At about 2:30 a.m., a worker at the Prairie Community Service adult foster care group...
How will the new NorthStar Christian Academy (NCA) impact Alexandria Area High School? The District 206 School Board touched on the issue during a special meeting last Thursday.