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 Minnesota Legislature will reconvene in St. Paul on Tuesday, March 8 to begin the 2016 legislative session. “I am excited to begin the new session,” said Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen,...
A 29-year-old man faces four felony charges involving the attempted manufacturing or selling of marijuana after authorities uncovered a pot growing operation in Garfield Feb. 24.
A 19-year-old Alexandria man was charged with a felony for allegedly fleeing police officers on Feb. 23. Damien Stephen Donahue was charged with the crime in Douglas County District Court on Feb. 25. He also faces three misdemeanor charges – fleeing an officer on foot, driving with a suspended license and obstructing the legal process – along with a petty misdemeanor of possessing a small amount of marijuana. Bond was set at $30,000 without conditions.
Douglas County added its voice to Super Tuesday -- loudly. Big crowds attended both the DFL and Republican caucuses Tuesday night. A local DFL representative estimated the turnout at about...
A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Geneva Golf Club Drive and Liberty Road, east of Alexandria, caused serious injuries Tuesday afternoon. 60-year-old William Pesta of Long Prairie was traveling...
Authorities found a marijuana growing operation in Glenwood on Feb. 26 that's connected with a Feb. 24 pot bust in Garfield that led to the arrest of Ronald Lee Hott,...
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) fell though the ice on Lake Mary over the weekend, serving as a reminder that not all ice conditions are safe. At 7:43 a.m. on Sunday,...
A 29-year-old Minneapolis man faces four felony charges involving the attempted manufacturing and selling of marijuana after authorities uncovered a pot growing operation in Garfield Wednesday. Ronald Lee Hott was charged in Douglas County District Court Friday with the controlled substance crimes – two in the first degree (one for excess of 50 kilos and the other for 25 kilos of marijuana), one in the second degree (in excess of 5 kilos) and one in the third degree (in excess of 5 kilos). Bond was placed at $200,000. His next court appearance is set for March 7.
It's almost time to participate in a grassroots event that will shape the presidential election and political platforms. Caucuses will take place throughout Minnesota next Tuesday, March 1, starting at 7 p.m. The caucuses take on added importance this year because new straw poll voting laws take effect. Votes cast by caucus participants will be binding on delegates who will nominate state, congressional, and presidential candidates.
With Wednesday bringing bright sunshine and temperatures in the upper 30s, coats came off at St. Mary's School playground in Alexandria. The mild weather is also an ideal time to start guessing when the ice will come off Lake L'Homme Dieu. It's time for the Echo Press' annual Ice Out Contest. Official spotters from the newspaper will determine when the ice is essentially gone from the lake. The person who comes closest to guessing that date will receive a $50 gift certificate from Elden's Fresh Foods.