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As Bud Kolstad (right) looked at a framed collection of old photos and newspaper articles, fellow coffee group goer Bob Heskin looked over the gift with him. (Echo Press photo by Amy Chaffins)

Coffee, camaraderie and celebrations

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Like most local coffee groups, one by one, they made their way to the table Wednesday at Traveler’s Inn in Alexandria, talking smart and shooting off a few one-liners.


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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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