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Frost covered the Marquette vineyard block at Carlos Creek. They were developed to withstand temperatures of 30-below zero. (Contributed)

A brrr through the grapevines

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As cold as it’s been, you may think grapevines in the Alexandria area would be frozen solid.

But those little grapes are tough and while there may be some losses, local wineries are cautiously optimistic

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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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