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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STARBUCK, Minn. -- Five people were injured -- two critically -- in an airboat crash about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Outlet Creek in Pope County near Starbuck and transported to a Glenwood hospital. The victims, all from Glenwood, are Jason Meulebroeck, 38, Nicolas Gugisberg, 38, Jesse Koob, 37, Isaac Schiffler, 38, and Travis McCrory, 38, according to the Pope County Sheriff's Office.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—Alexandria police used a stun gun while arresting a 32-year-old Miltona man over the weekend after authorities say he intentionally rear-ended another vehicle twice, fled from officers and resisted arrest.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—A 21-year-old Fargo man who led officers on a foot chase through a Chinese restaurant before his arrest has been sentenced to serve 13 months in prison for fifth-degree possession of heroin. Tyler David Cote was sentenced in Douglas County District Court Aug. 4. He was also sentenced to one year and one day in prison and six months in jail for felony credit card fraud, stemming from the same incident. He pleaded guilty to both charges.
The family of 24-year-old Jessica Hanson, who was killed in a hit-and-run bicycle crash in Minneapolis on a July night three years ago, has been waiting a long time for...
An owner of the Blue Smoke BBQ in Alexandria, which shut down three years ago after it was badly damaged in a fire, has been charged with arson. David Galbraith,...
More information has been released about a swimmer who was injured in a personal watercraft accident on Maple Lake near Forada Saturday. At 4:18 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls about the incident. Collin Steven Ferguson, 18, of Plymouth was driving a 2002 Kawasaki 1100 personal watercraft (PWC) on Maple Lake in front of 12294 Forada Beach Road SE and had a 14-year-old passenger from Maple Grove onboard, according to the sheriff's Office.
A scammer picked the wrong person to call on May 26: Douglas County (Minn.) Attorney Chad Larson. Larson shared his experience with the newspaper in an effort to alert others...
A 46-year-old Alexandria, Minn., man was sentenced June 15 for his involvement in a money laundering scheme of more than $2 million. Kenneth Landgaard, who pleaded guilty to the felony...
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A fisherman’s body was pulled Lake Andrew two miles south of Alexandria on Monday night. At 8:22 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a report of an empty boat floating on Lake Andrew. Deputies and the dive team responded, as well as LifeLink helicopter and the Forada First Responders. Deputies learned the owner of the boat left to go fishing at about 3:30 p.m., but did not return as scheduled at 5:30 p.m.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who drowned in Lake Miltona Saturday afternoon as Scott A. Gagner, 55, of Miltona. The sheriff's office received a 911 call at 4:34 p.m. about Gagner, who went overboard on the west side of the lake and hadn't re-surfaced. The location where Gagner was last seen was marked by GPS and the sheriff's office dive team began search efforts.