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Residences and businesses on the east side of Alexandria were temporarily without power after a one-vehicle crash last Friday. According to the Alexandria Police Department, the crash was reported at 7:42 a.m. near the intersection of Sixth Avenue East and Quincy Street. Two power poles were toppled in the crash. Alexandria Light and Power crews were on-scene a short time later to restore power. The crash remains under investigation.


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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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