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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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.
After incidents in which a child was hospitalized and a dog died, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued a warning about blue-green algae in lakes in the state.
In late June, a child was hospitalized after being exposed to blue-green algae while swimming in Alexandria’s Lake Henry. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency cited the incident in a warning it issued yesterday, Wednesday, about blue-green algae. The MPCA also noted an incident that was widely reported on June 4 – how two dogs were sickened and one later died after swimming in Red Rock Lake in Douglas County northeast of Hoffman. “While both of these instances occurred in the Alexandria area, blue-green algae blooms can i
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A landmark Alexandria building brimming with history will soon serve a new purpose – storing whiskey barrels. The old Wedum Supply building on Nokomis Street was recently sold to Adrian Panther, the owner of Panther Distillery in Osakis, for $90,000. He plans to use the massive space in the historic structure to store 10,000 to 15,000 white oak barrels of whiskey.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is advising people to keep children and dogs out of Red Rock Lake northeast of Hoffman. On Thursday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol received a report of a dog becoming very ill and a second dog becoming ill and later dying after swimming in Red Rock Lake. The symptoms described were consistent with blue algae poisoning, according to the sheriff's office. After discussing the matter with a local DNR conservation officer, the sheriff's office determined that recent weat
GARFIELD, Minn. -- Imagine being a 4-H student who has poured months of hard work into your project but then you’re suddenly told you won’t get the opportunity to show your efforts to others. That’s what happened throughout Minnesota after the state decided to ban bird showings at all fairs this summer because of concerns over the avian flu. But 4-H member Gabby Way of Garfield is taking it all in stride.