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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Traditional business models are being disrupted by changes in technology and customer demand. Meanwhile, the work treadmill is moving faster than ever, driven by globalization, automation, robotics and computerization. How can businesses weather the storm? Meteorologist Paul Douglas provided answers as the featured speaker at the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission’s Small Business Appreciation Lunch on Tuesday.
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that was reported at US Bank, 701 Broadway, in Alexandria this morning, Monday. The robbery was reported at about 10:50 a.m., according to Police Chief Rick Wyffels. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing and the police department expected to issue a news release with more details soon.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Judd Hoff of nearby Glenwood and his wife happened to be parked by China Buffet when the chase happened. All he wanted was soup but he ended up getting a lot more than that. According to Hoff, when his wife left to get the soup, a man jumped into Hoff’s vehicle and asked him to drive him out of the area for $500. After Hoff refused, the man got out and started running. Police showed up seconds later. Hoff saw the man go into China Buffet and Hoff went around the back of the restaurant and used his phone to record a video.
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,...