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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An Alexandria man who robbed an Alexandria house at gunpoint last Halloween has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison. Caleb Styer, 19, of Alexandria pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in the first degree, a felony, and Judge Dave Battey handed down the sentence on September 22. Three other felony charges against Styer were dismissed — entering a dwelling without consent, entering a building without consent while possessing a dangerous weapon, and entering a building without consent and assaulting another person. Styer received credit for the 288 days he's already
An Alexandria woman is charged with third degree murder and bringing contraband -- methamphetamine -- into a prison. Authorities allege that Melissa Rae Guillette gave gelatin capsules filled with meth...
But your taxes won’t go up that much
The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Mims. Mims is a female cat, 1 to 2 years...
Here’s a peek into your property tax bill for next year. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a preliminary tax levy increase of 5.9 percent in...
Traffic on Highway 29 south of Interstate 94 will shift late this afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Crews will re-direct vehicles from the east side of...
Fundraising goal met; public can help decide Big Ole’s new look
Local artists may transform 21 electrical boxes into works of art
Families have a way of speaking their own language. They repeat certain phrases, descriptions and dialect that can sound strange to “outsiders.” That’s the fun of it. Another cool part...