Celeste Edenloff

Special Projects Lead/Reporter

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects lead and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.

Celeste works on special projects such as the Veterans Salute magazine, Impact magazine, along with other numerous special projects produced by the Echo Press. She also covers the Douglas County Board and Alexandria School Board, as well as reports on many other area happenings and topics.

Celeste and her husband, Al, enjoy running and the two of them have participated in hundreds of races covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon distances.

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Family says that understanding mental illness is better than fearing it.
Trainees learn several different ice rescue techniques and use different types of equipment.
After several doctor’s appointments, his family learned it wasn’t his vision after all. Instead, they found out it was medulloblastoma, which is the most common type of cancerous brain tumors in children.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Outgoing, courageous, spontaneous - these were the words Shandiin Rose Goodbird's twin sister, Nadean Goodbird, used to describe the teenager from Fort Totten in northeast North Dakota.
As Adam Kavanagh was making his way to a "vehicle versus timberwolf" call early Tuesday, he was in disbelief.Kavanagh, a deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, said he expected to see a coyote or even a German shepherd."I wasn't expecti...
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - A prayer celebration to welcome home Jasmine Block is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Living Waters Church, 1310 North Nokomis Street in Alexandria.The service will be held in the parking lot of the church.There is a Fac...
KENSINGTON, Minn.-Dan and Kay Persons, sheep producers in rural Kensington in western Minnesota, are hoping to play a role in the fight against Huntington's disease.Huntington's is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, ...
HOFFMAN, Minn. - A first-of-its-kind newly signed budget bill is a win-win for the future of farming in Minnesota. And it's thanks in part to Andrew Barsness, a 27-year-old grain farmer from Hoffman.Barsness, a member and co-leader of the Central...
HOFFMAN, Minn. - After Andrew Barsness graduated from high school in 2009, he wasn't sure where his life was going."I was going to college in Morris, but I didn't really know what I wanted to do," said the now 27-year-old who grew up in Detroit L...