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On Tuesday, Douglas County Commissioners set aside time to meet a representative from a new construction management firm in town.

What was intended to be an informational meet-and-greet turned into commissioners being questioned about their loyalty to using local businesses for county projects.


Specifically, why commissioners were resisting the idea of at least letting local firms bid on the planning phase of the proposed sheriff's office remodel project.

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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
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