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Driver injured after crashing into tree

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A driver, Gordon Jobe of Alexandria, hit a tree near the intersection of Douglas Street and 13th Avenue West in Alexandria Friday morning at about 11 a.m. and was trapped inside. He was helped out of the vehicle and transported by North Ambulance to Douglas County Hospital. As of Tuesday morning, he remained hospitalized in serious condition. Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Fire Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and North Ambulance responded to the crash.


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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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