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New leadership at the Osakis Review

A new editor has been hired at the Osakis Review - Amy Chaffins.

She'll take over for Greta Petrich, who resigned from the position at the end of 2010. Petrich said the decision to leave the newspaper was made with her family in mind.

"It was a tough decision, but it's something that will be the best move for my family," she said. "I want to thank all of the faithful subscribers and businesses that continue to support the Osakis Review each week."

Chaffins comes to the Review from the Starbuck Times and Pope County Tribune where she worked as editor for seven years.

She lives in Alexandria with her husband, Brandon.

Chaffins will also write stories for the Echo Press.

Chaffins is excited to be working with the people of Osakis and looks forward to learning more about the community.

Petrich believes Chaffins is a good fit, noting many similarities between the Starbuck and Osakis communities and encourages the community to take the time to get to know the new person behind the Osakis Review.

"I will truly miss my readers and all the interaction with the community of Osakis," Petrich said. "I am confident Amy will do a good job - the Osakis Review is in good hands."

You can reach Chaffins at (320) 859-2143, (320) 763-3133 or email

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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