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.
- Member for
- 4 years 4 months
A resolution to adopt a prayer policy for Alexandria City Council meetings was voted down 3-2 Monday night. For several years, the council has opened its regular meetings with a prayer offered by local clergy members, but there aren't any rules or policies in place. City Attorney Tom Jacobson recommended the resolution in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. In the "Town of Greece vs. Galloway," the court generally approved of such prayers but it also noted that they violate the First Amendment if they aren’t used properly, according to Jacobson.
A Douglas County deputy was justified in shooting at a Fargo couple in February, a review has found.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies in Alexandria, police reported Friday night. Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels said in a news release that Michael Warren, 27, of Alexandria, had been taken into custody.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A bullet-proof vest likely saved the life of a Douglas County sheriff's deputy who was shot in the chest Monday evening while checking on a suspicious vehicle. The two people in vehicle, a 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, both from North Dakota, were found dead after a short chase, Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen said Tuesday. A handgun and a long gun were recovered near their bodies.