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Sadie and Erik Bjornsen, niece and nephew of Sandy Tubbs of Alexandria, are competing in the 2014 Sochi WInter Olympics. They're pictured here during a World Cup race in Italy earlier this year. (Contributed)

A close eye on Olympics

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A local woman has been closely tuned in to Olympics coverage this winter. She’s keeping her eyes peeled for glimpses of two family members.

Sandy Tubbs of Alexandria has a niece and nephew, Sadie and Erik Bjornsen, competing in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

“It’s been so exciting watching them and following them,” she told the Echo Press on Wednesday.

Sadie, 24, and Erik, 22, are both competing in cross country skiing races.

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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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