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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Three people were honored for their efforts in making the Douglas County community more aware of domestic violence and how to prevent it. During the Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon on October 14, Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson presented the Mayor's Peace Awards to Clara and Chuck Pogose, and Chuck Nettestad. Clara, a domestic violence survivor, was the speaker at the 2013 Taking Steps Against Domestic Violence Walk in Alexandria.
Craft beer drinkers can clink their mugs to this: Alexandria may soon have its first brewery/tap room. Copper Trail Brewing Company's applied for a conditional use permit, which was recommended for approval by the Alexandria Planning Commission Monday night.
Work has started to build a greenhouse/agriculture education center at Alexandria Area High School (AAHS). The project has been in development for about a year and was part of the original community vision for the high school project. Five complete bids and one incomplete bid were submitted to the district.
A 27-year-old Alexandria man pleaded guilty to two of the seven charges filed against him that stemmed from an alleged assault and high-speed chase in Alexandria on August 24. Alton Antonio Howard entered the pleas on October 8 in Douglas County District Court, admitting that he fled from a police officer, a felony, and committed fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. He is also charged with felony second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, which is a gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree criminal damage to property, obstruction of the legal process and reckless drivin
The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Goblin. Goblin, a Basset Hound/Lab blend, is 6 to 7...
A small kitchen fire was reported in Alexandia Monday night. The Alexandria Fire Department and the Alexandria Police Department responded to the fire at 808 Hawthorne shortly before 11 p.m...
A 20-year-old Freeport man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 29 north of Alexandria near Pike Road Monday. Nathan Wuebkers was driving south in a Ford Fusion at...
The 23 silhouettes that were placed on stage at Wednesday's 15th annual Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon, each representing someone who died from domestic violence in Minnesota last year, couldn't speak. So Kathy Weckwerth was their voice. Weckwerth, the keynote speaker, talked about her idyllic upbringing in a tiny town in Southwestern Iowa and how she went on to attend Northwestern Bible College in Roseville.
1. 'COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS' UPDATESince last fall, a group of local residents has been meeting with Alexandira city leaders to talk about a variety of concerns. Some of their complaints –...
People continue to give the Alexandria City Council feedback about a proposed $9.9 million expansion and renovation of the Runestone Community Center. In the third public hearing on the idea...