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Brock Shriver, 12, and Doug Thompson, owner of the Alexandria Burger Kings, have teamed up to sell Shamrocks Against Dystrophy now through Monday, March 17. Money raised will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and its efforts to find a cure. (Contributed)

A 12-year-old’s mission: selling shamrocks to fight muscular dystrophy

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Twelve-year-old Brock Shriver of Alexandria has launched a local effort to raise money and awareness for muscular dystrophy (MD).

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz. Away from work, Amy and Brandon spend time bass fishing and keeping tabs on their charismatic dog, Cash, who has been known to jump out of the boat to “retrieve” the bass lures.
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