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Tom Obert of the Douglas County DFL read a letter from U.S. Senator Al Franken to the caucus-goers in Alexandria Tuesday night. During the caucus, it was noted that increasing minimum wage and overturning Citizens United are the party’s top priorities. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

DFL caucus-goers want to raise minimum wage

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Tuesday night, political parties rallied at the grassroots level statewide during precinct caucuses.

In Alexandria, the Douglas County Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) party hosted a group of about 65 people

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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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