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The Alexandria Jaycees chapter hosts an annual Punt Pass Kick football event for local youth. Last year's Jaycees volunteers included (back) April Schmidt, Shawn Thelen, (front) Kathy Schlosser, Molly Schmidt, Melanie Landberger, Tammy Roth, Jenny Walsh, Karee Kopet, Kim Roering, Shawn Kupcho and John Kopet. (Contributed photo)

Alexandria Jaycees gear up for community projects

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The Alexandria community hosts hundreds of conventions and conferences each year and this weekend, the spotlight is on a convention with a local connection.


The Alexandria Jaycees organization will host the spring Minnesota Jaycees State Convention this weekend. The convention is just the beginning of a month packed with events hosted by the local organization. First, the state convention, then a couple popular community events.


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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
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