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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Alexandria police officers chased a 22-year-old Fargo man on foot and through a restaurant before arresting him Monday afternoon. The incident began at about 3:45 p.m. when officers were called to Walmart for a theft and transaction card fraud. The suspect was reportedly stealing items and attempting to purchase expensive items with a transaction card that didn't belong to him, according to the Alexandria Police Department.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – A 41-year-old Sauk Centre woman faces five alcohol-related charges, four of them felonies, in connection with a crash that seriously injured a 23-month-old boy in Alexandria Saturday. Becky Lynn Laforge was charged in Douglas County District Court Monday with two counts of operating a vehicle in a negligent manner that caused “great bodily harm” while she was either under the influence of alcohol or had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.
Ten years ago, the people staying at Big Horn Bay Resort on Lake Ida summer after summer didn’t really know each other. Today, they’re like one big happy family. Here’s...
One of the people rescued after falling through the ice of Lake Andrew last night has died, according to family members. In a statement issued this morning, the family said that James Minnerath, 50, of Alexandria passed away. Minnerath's 2-year-old grandson, Hayden Minnerath, who was with him at the time of the accident, is receiving care at Children's Hospital and Clinics in the Twin Cities and is listed in critical condition, according to the family.
OSAKIS, Minn. -- An alleged bullying incident at Osakis High School in mid-January remains under investigation by the school district and the county attorney’s office. The incident happened in an industrial technology class at the central Minnesota school near Alexandria.
A two block section of Alexandria’s Broadway was the setting for a Christmas music video Monday night. Barrett recording artist Ciara Rose Drexler organized the video-shoot for her new song,...
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A resolution recommended by the city attorney to adopt a prayer policy for Alexandria City Council meetings has been voted down -- for now. For several years, the council has opened its regular meetings with a prayer offered by local clergy members, but there aren’t any rules or policies in place. City Attorney Tom Jacobson recommended the resolution in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. In the “Town of Greece vs.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A Douglas County deputy was justified in shooting at a Fargo couple in February, a review has found. Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson reviewed the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s investigation into the shooting and released a statement Wednesday. “I have concluded that Deputy (Dustin) Alexander’s use of force was clearly justified under the circumstances,” Larson said. “I am thankful that he survived this tragedy. What began as a routine call nearly ended this deputy’s life.” According to the investigation: On the evening of Feb.
Two St. Cloud men were arrested in Alexandria Friday during an investigation into the sale of marijuana, Ecstacy and other drugs in large-scale quantities throughout Central Minnesota. Investigators with the West Central Minnesota Drug Task Force, along with the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force, received information that a large marijuana transaction was going to occur in the city of Alexandria on May 2. Investigators in St.