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Alayna Eldred of Osakis enjoys scooter rides powered by her dog, Molly. Photo by: Amy Chaffin, Osakis Review

Have you seen the dog-powered scooter? Local girl develops exercise rig for high-energy dog

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If you saw Alayna Eldred zipping around Osakis this summer, it's likely you did a double take.

The contraption she rides around on is worth another look - it's a unique rig that exercises her high-energy dog, Molly.

Eleven-year-old Alayna and her dad, Jon, customized a scooter that allows Molly to work off some of that energy.

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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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