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, 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.
Three family members were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash north of Alexandria on Memorial Day Monday afternoon. The crash happened on Highway 29 near Maple Way NE at about 12:30 p.m. Christopher Doering, 26, of Alexandria was driving a 2004 Ford Freestar south on Highway 29 when the vehicle veered to the left, went off the road and ended up in the east ditch, according to the State Patrol. The airbags were deployed.
A bill to strengthen penalties for interfering with the body or scene of a death passed the Minnesota House without opposition Thursday, 124-0. Authored by Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, the bill known as "Laura's Law" is directed toward crimes similar those involving 18-year-old victim Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck. Schwendemann's body was found in a Douglas County corn field 12 days after she was reported missing last fall.