Michelle Miller of Alexandria recently launched a Facebook page that focuses on the community standing together. In just three weeks, the page has racked up about 1,200 page likes on Alexandria Community Watch. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Facebook page watches crime


A sudden surge of crime has rattled the Alexandria community – a deputy was shot, a murder-suicide ended two lives, a restaurant and video store were robbed at gunpoint – and it stirred a local woman to try to do s


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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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