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Osakis firefighters honored

Five active Osakis firefighters recently received Honorary Life Membership in the Minnesota State Fire Department Association. Lake Region District 3 president Bill Thoennes (far left), MSFDA vice president Dave Yurczyk (second from left) and Lake Region District 3 representative Matt Daniels (far right) presented the certificates to firefighters (left to right) Lenny Boogaard, Mark Pomerleau, Ken Ferris, Ray Euerle and Chad Mathews. (Contributed)

Five active Osakis firefighters recently received Honorary Life Membership in the Minnesota State Fire Department Association. Lake Region District 3 president Bill Thoennes (far left), MSFDA vice president Dave Yurczyk (second from left) and Lake Region District 3 representative Matt Daniels (far right) presented the certificates to firefighters (left to right) Lenny Boogaard, Mark Pomerleau, Ken Ferris, Ray Euerle and Chad Mathews. (Contributed)

Al Edenloff
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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