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. - Sheriff's deputies and a good Samaritan helped rescue five young men after their boat sank on a lake in western Minnesota over the weekend. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a boater on Lake Carlos, near Alexandria, at 12:17 a.m. Sunday reporting a boat sunk near the mouth of the Long Prairie River. The caller reported there were five occupants on board and all were accounted for, but they were in the water.
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.
With the windy, dry conditions, no burning is being allowed thrioughout the Douglas County area. A "Red Flag Warning" has been issued for the entire west central part of the state and no variance permits for burning will be issued. The warning coincides with areas where some of the high temperatures are forecast to reach into the lower 80s today. Though the worst conditions are expected where the Red Flag Warning is, elevated fire weather conditions will exist across much of the state today.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking information regarding a dead bald eagle that was recently found on Minnesota Department of Transportation property in Freeborn County, just south of Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Earlier this month, State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and State Representative Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, introduced “Laura’s Law” to the Legislature. This law would punish individuals who conceal a body or...
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.