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Amy Chaffins | Echo Press On Wednesday, State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-District 12; State Representative Jay McNamar, D-District 12A; State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-District 8; and State Representative Mary Franson, R-District 8B (not pictured) met with the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee to hear the group’s top concerns for the next legislative session, including transportation funding and minimum wage legislation. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Business leaders talk to legislators about top issues

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Leading up to the 2014 Minnesota state legislative session, local reps were in town Wednesday to hear the top concerns for area business leaders.


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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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