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 Alexandria City Council is seeking a new way to help pay for an expansion of the Runestone Community Center (RCC) -– have the state cover half the cost. At...
Music fans of all ages enjoyed a Swing Dance Party at the Harvest Ball put on by the Alexandria Area High School jazz bands Friday night. The seventh annual event,...
Roads are slippery this morning, Monday, in Douglas County. At least four rollovers or reports of vehicles sliding off frost-covered roads were reported throughout the county before 8 a.m., including...
New information about the NorthStar Christian Academy (NCA) surfaced at a public forum Tuesday. For starters, the NCA discussed a new way of getting high school students to take NCA courses — through religious release time. A standing-room-only crowd of about 100 attended the forum, which was organized by the League of Women Voters from Alexandria and St.
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.
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.
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.
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...