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Despite frigid weather Friday, spirits were certainly warm and bright during the annual Christmas in the Fort celebration.

Hundreds of families gathered at the Runestone Museum Fort Alexandria to take in the festive atmosphere, which included visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, musical performances, treats, horse-drawn wagon rides and the sparkle of Christmas lights in downtown Alexandria.


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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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