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Deck collapse in Alexandria sends 16 people to hospital

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The deck on a Lake Geneva home collapsed Friday night and left several people injured.

Autorities reported that 16 people were treated at Douglas County Hospital for injuries they suffered in the collapse.


Just after 8 p.m. Friday, August 12, Douglas County Disatch received several 911 calls reporting there were 20 to 25 people on the deck when it collapsed at 1404 East Lake Geneva Road. Barbara Thompson is the homeowner.

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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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