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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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,...
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.