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Crystal Dey is the newest addition to the Echo Press editorial staff.

Dey, who has lived all over the U.S., will work as a reporter for the local newspaper.


She's been on the job for a little over a week and, so far, she said, "I haven't explored the area as much as I'd like to yet. There are a lot of cute shops on Broadway. I noticed a real community feel to the area as I was checking out downtown. Alexandria is a lot bigger than I thought it would be based on population."

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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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