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Local men shed who they were, regain second chance

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For two Alexandria men, having their photos in the local newspaper hasn’t been a particularly proud moment in their lives… until today.


Jamie Johnson and Troy Jacobs are former meth addicts with extensive criminal records, but this time, the local spotlight is focused on their recovery.

They’re recovering from drug addiction.

They’re restoring their families.

They’re regaining something lost — a relationship with God.

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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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