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'Boot or Salute'

Helping drivers at the fair

Salute: Here a salute to a group of unsung heroes at the Douglas County Fair — Osakis VFW members who directed drivers where to park. This is the sixth year that members have been involved in the project. They receive $1,200 for their efforts, which goes to a very good cause — the Armed Forces Memorial Fund. And while on the topic of the VFW, be sure to stop at the club on Friday, Sept. 15 to see the POW/MIA display as part of POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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If you have a suggestion for "Boot or Salute," email it to news@theosakisreview.com or mail it to Osakis Review, P.O. Box 5, Alexandria, MN 56308.

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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