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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Minnesota's economy is getting better with strengths in agriculture and food, manufacturing, water technology and health care. That was the message that Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith told the Minnesota Association of Townships during a conference in Alexandria on November 20. Smith discussed key areas where state government can help support economic development that "works for all Minnesotans." The following were Smith's main topics. STATEWIDE INNOVATION Now more than ever, Greater Minnesota economic development will be closely tied to the effective use of new and em
The man who was last seen with Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck will be charged with a gross misdemeanor for concealing the location of her body, which was found in a...
A domestic disturbance in Alexandria on Thanksgiving night resulted in gunfire, an arrest and felony charges.
The Christmas season is off and running in Alexandria. "Christmas in the Fort" kicked off the season Friday afternoon when Santa and Mrs.
A private company is mailing forms to sell Minnesota child care providers posters that the federal government provides free, according to State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria. Franson warned child care...
Several schools in the Douglas County area are running two hours late today, Tuesday, because of the snowy road conditions. Schools with a two-hour late start include Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska...
The Christmas season in Alexandria kicked off Friday with the annual "Christmas in the Fort" celebration on the Runestone Museum grounds. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at the museum in style, riding in Tom Akenson's vintage fire truck from the Maritime Museum. There was Scandinavian music from the Nordic Bees, Erickson's Petting Zoo animals, performances from the Zion Children's Choir and the Carolers of Alexandria, and the countdown to lighting up the downtown Christmas lights.
A domestic disturbance in Alexandria on Thursday night resulted in gunfire and an arrest. The Alexandria Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incidet outside of...
Staff at West Central Minnesota Communities Action (WCMCA) hit the streets of Alexandria last week with a mission: Spread awareness about the plight of the homeless. Holding up signs, the group, which called themselves the "Cardboard Brigade," stood on street corners to let people know the cold, hard facts about hunger and poverty: • In Minnesota, about 13,100 people are homeless every night. • In Douglas County, there are only 32 affordable and available rental units for every 100 low-income renters. • One-third of Douglas County residents live at or below 200 percent of the poverty level
Fire engulfed a vehicle on Interstate 94 near Garfield shortly before 4 p.m. today, Wednesday. No injuries were reported but the incident backed up the east-bound lanes of I-94 for...