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College idea 'spills' into fast-paced career for Alexandria woman

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When Heidi Allstop of Alexandria couldn't find the support she needed to help her through some tough times at college, she created an organization that could provide it.

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In just two years, that small campus organization has grown into a national company that has helped thousands of students.

Supporting Peers in Laidback Listening (SPILL) is an e-mail-based support system that provides peer-to-peer support.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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