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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Who would steal from a church? Someone did and the Alexandria Police Department is asking for the public’s help in tracking the culprit down. On Monday, March 14 staff from First Lutheran Church at 822 Douglas Street called police to report that a safe was broken into and money was stolen from it. Upon investigation, police determined that a safe containing cash and checks from donations from weekend services had been compromised and the money stolen.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A 21-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced to one year in jail for interfering with the body of Laura Schwendemann, who was found dead in a Forada, Minn.,...
Authorities found a marijuana growing operation in Glenwood, Minn., on Feb. 26 that's connected with a Feb. 24 pot bust in Garfield, Minn., that led to the arrest of Ronald...
NEW YORK -- A 46-year-old Alexandria man pleaded guilty to a felony charge that he conspired with two other men to launder more than $2 million dollars, which they believed to be proceeds of a penny stock fraud scheme. The money was, in fact, provided to the defendants by an undercover law enforcement agent as part of an FBI sting operation.
A 59-year-old man who died after he was pinned under a tree trunk in rural Miltona, Minn., Monday afternoon has been identified as Larry William Krause. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the incident at 1 p.m. It happened at 5069 County Road 36 NE. When medical personnel responded to the scene north of Lake Irene, they found the victim, Krause unresponsive. They attempted life saving measures, but were not able to resuscitate him.
A suspect, who was wanted in connection for an attempted robbery in Swift County and for stealing a vehicle in Stearns County, was arrested in Alexandria earlier this morning.
A 46-year-old Alexandria, Minn., man was arrested with two other men in a multi-million dollar money laundering sting conducted by federal authorities in New York.
Although authorities are still awaiting official medical findings, they believe a man who was found on Dec. 5 leaning against a tree by the railroad tracks in Alexandria died of natural causes. The man has been identified as Robert E. Lee, 70, of Gay Mills, Wisconsin. His body was discovered by several people walking along the railroad tracks on the 900 block of Nokomis Street. Police responded to the area and found the man, who was deceased. He appeared to be seated on the ground and leaning with his back against a tree, mostly covered in snow.
Icy roads led to a fatal rollover on Highway 29 near Miltona this morning. The crash happened near the intersection with County Road 14 at about 5:20 a.m. A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado was southbound on Highway 29 when the vehicle left the icy roadway and rolled, coming to rest on its roof, according to the State Patrol. The driver died at the scene. A passenger was transported to the Douglas County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No names have been released, pending the notification of family members.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A man has been charged in connection with the death of a Minnesota college student who disappeared this fall, her body later found in a corn field,...