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Hunters deliver big bang for local economy

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Hunting is a tradition intertwined into the lives of many Minnesotans and before they hit the slough, field or forest, those hunters have a substantial economic impact in the state.


Representatives from Hunting Works for Minnesota (HWFM) were in Alexandria last week meeting with local stakeholders in hunting-related businesses and groups.

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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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