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Last week, veterans outreach staff from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office toured the state to host forums offering information about opportunities for veteran benefits.


They stopped in Alexandria Thursday along with several state agency representatives. Although few veterans attended the local forum, there was abundant information about local, state and federal resources for health care services, educational benefits and job opportunities.

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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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