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Contributed photo Eight members of the Lutheran Brethren Men's Choir have local ties and the group is currently performing in Norway. The singers with local ties are noted with an asterisk next to their name. Back: David Rinden, Ethan Bjornlie, Gary Klukken*, Jerry Larson*, George Solberg, Conrad Fiskness*, David Pedersen and Cornell Svaren. Front: Nickolas Larson*, Ashley Klukken*, Galen Pearson, Myron Larson*, Allen Larson*, Rick Klukken*, LeRoy Hammond and Dan Riden. (Asterisks indicate Osakis natives.)

Local men join singing tour of Norway

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A group of Minnesota men sang their way across Norway recently, and several of the 16 members of the Lutheran Brethren Men's Choir have local connections.

Local family names like Fiskness, Klukken, Larson and Vangstad were represented on the trans-Atlantic trip.

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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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