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Citizens committee to tackle zebra mussels threat

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Zebra mussels are creating a huge problem for the lakes area and the tiny little aquatic invasive species are spreading.

However, as persistent as the zebra mussels are, there's a group of residents equally determined to eliminate their crusty sub-surface existence.

On Tuesday, the Douglas County Board established a citizens committee and appointed Bonnie Huettl, Lois Sinn Lindquist and Carl Towley to serve.

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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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