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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The man who was last seen with Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck will be charged with gross misdemeanor charges for concealing the location of her body, which was found in a Douglas County cornfield near Alexandria on Oct. 26, 12 days after she was reported missing.
The Alexandria, Minn., Police Department is reaching out to the public about a reported road rage incident and is looking for anyone that may have witnessed it. The incident was...
The remains of a female body that were found east of Alexandria in Douglas County on Monday afternoon are that of a missing University of Minnesota Morris student.
FORADA, Minn. -- More than a hundred firefighters, first responders and law enforcement students and officers searched a wide, rural area southeast of Forada on Friday afternoon, looking for any clues to find an 18-year-old Starbuck, Minn., woman who has been missing for nine days. Walking just a few feet apart, they crossed over a stream and trudged through wet, muddy fields, searching for anything unusual.
A terroristic threat charge filed against a 72-year-old Alexandria man last May will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble.
An Alexandria woman is charged with third degree murder and bringing contraband -- methamphetamine -- into a prison. Authorities allege that Melissa Rae Guillette gave gelatin capsules filled with meth to an inmate, a friend she was visiting at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault on September 4.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The Alexandria community has answered the call to help Big Ole. Jim Bergquist, director of the Runestone Museum, which owns the famous Viking statue on North Broadway in Alexandria, reports that the fundraising goal of $26,500 to repair Big Ole has been reached and work is under way.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- 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.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 29-year-old man who terrorized the Alexandria, Minn. community while committing a string of armed robberies and sexual assaults 16 months ago has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison, and officials pledged to keep an eye on him the rest of his life. Michael Warren of Alexandria, dressed in green inmate garb and wearing handcuffs, received the sentence from Judge Ann Carrott in Douglas County District Court Wednesday.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Instead of bursitis in his shoulder, Big Ole has a bird’s nest. A contractor found it in some rotten wood while inspecting the statue for repairs. It was just one sign that the 50-year-old icon needs some tender loving care. Not just a touch-up, but repairs totaling $24,500. The Runestone Museum owns the famous landmark on Alexandria’s North Broadway and is responsible for maintaining it.