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No-wake restriction on local lakes expires

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No-wake zone restritions on 10 local lakes expired July 30.

On July 1, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners authorized temporary special controls restricting watercraft wake 300 feet from shore on the following lakes: Geneva, Victoria L’Homme Dieu, Carlos, Darling, Cowdry, Brophy, Louise, Ida and Rachel. Lake Rachel is not part of the chain but the lake had significant fluctuation in water level.


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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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