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 Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Arbie. Arbie is a 3 to 4-month old lab that...
Alexandria is one step closer to changing the way that city council members and the mayor are voted into office by holding a primary election. But it will be a...
A new roundabout at Highway 29 and County Road 28/County Road 87 just south of Alexandria is scheduled to fully open the week of November 16. The Minnesota Department of...
By Forum News Service A Minnesota state Capitol renovation project topping $300 million wraps up in a bit more than a year and a subcommittee wants to know what art...
Those who like to complain about the weather can't find much to grumble about in the past few days. So far, November has been a month to remember with temperatures hitting 52 degrees on Sunday followed by peaks of 65 on Monday, and 66 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Normally at this time of year, the average high temperatures are in the mid-40s, according to accuweather.com. October wasn't too shabby either.
Country music performer Connie Lee is launching a spin-off of her current weekly TV show, Connie Lee and Friends, on KOOL TV in Alexandria, Selective TV channel 21.3. The new show, Connie Lee and Friends — Up Close, will feature a format of celebrity interview specials. The first show will air Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m.
Take a guess at this: What percentage of University of Minnesota students graduate debt-free? With all the news about the staggering amount of debt college students take on to get a degree, the answer may come as a surprise. It's nearly 40 percent. Of the university's 7,387 total graduates for 2013-2014, 2,859 (38.7 percent) did it debt-free. Another 1,169 students (15.8 percent) graduated with debt of less than $10,000. Only four students graduated with the "horror story" debt of $100,000 or more. Eric Kaler, U of M president, cited the numbers in a four-city swing through Greater Minnes
An Alexandria man who is facing five felony charges involving domestic assault pleaded guilty to one of the counts. In Douglas County District Court on October 29, James Elroy Sletten, 45, of Alexandria pleaded guilty to felony third-degree assault. He faces four other counts — two charges of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, one charge of false imprisonment, and one charge of domestic assault by strangulation. The charges stem from an incident that happened in Nelson on September 15.
The idea of "two Minnesotas"—one in the metro area and the other in Greater Minnesota—is an interesting topic. I think it first came up as a way to describe the political debate when legislators spar over issues that are perceived to benefit either the metro or rural areas, but not both. I've personally experienced the "divide" between the two Minnesotas many times. I first recognized it early on in my reporting days.
A Detroit Lakes couple has been arrested after a search warrant turned up about $60,000 in stolen goods at their home. On November 2, Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office investigators...