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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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...
Park naturalist IDs unusual bird Alexandria woman finds on deck
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Osakis Police Department have received complaints of a phone scam. In each case, the suspect called saying that they worked for the IRS...
Minnesota secretary of state stops in Alexandria
Retired teacher and former Elbow Lake Mayor Jay McNamar has decided to seek the DFL endorsement for the District 12A House of Representative seat in the November 2016 election. “After talking it over with my family and hearing from concerned residents across the district, I know this is something our community needs – someone who is going to get work done,” McNamar said in a news release Monday. “The two years I served in the Legislature saw major investments in our rural communities, and it came at a crucial time.
The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Thorn. Thorn is a female cat, 6 to 7 years...
Alexandria Industries plans to add 38,000 square feet to its 138,000-square-foot site at 401 County Road 22 NW – a 22 percent expansion. The $5 million addition includes a warehouse,...
The Alexandria City Council set a speed limit of 45 miles per hour on the newly widened section of 50th Avenue between Pioneer Road and South Broadway. The road has...
A 54-year-old Farwell man faces three criminal charges stemming from an incident that involved a domestic dispute, a chase and gunfire Saturday night. Wayne Lee Hadler appeared in Douglas County District Court Tuesday on two felony charges – fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and reckless discharge of a firearm – and a gross misdemeanor count of driving with a canceled license. As of Wednesday, he remained in jail on $40,000 bond. The incident began at 9:47 p.m.