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Cameron Kiehn carefully picked out purple nail polish for a family member during his time shopping with local law enforcement. Osakis Police Chief Chad Gulbranson helped Cameron with his Christmas shopping.

Kids, cops tackle Christmas shopping together

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Local kids took part in the annual "Shop with a Cop" event Tuesday night at Walmart in Alexandria.

The kids were matched up with law enforcement from Alexandria Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Osakis Police Department and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to do some shopping.

Each child received a $50 gift card to spend any way they wanted. They carefully picked out gifts for family members and even picked out a treat for themselves.

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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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