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In her fish house, named "Big Blue," Bev Paulzine dropped a line. (Photo by Amy Chaffins)

The 'only girl out there'

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Chances are if you peek inside most fish houses out on area lakes, you'll find a guy or two hunkered over a hole in the ice.

However, there's a local woman who has taken a liking to ice fishing and she's boldly going where few women go.


Bev Paulzine of rural Alexandria has a passion for fishing, so much so that she has her own fish house, her own gear, her own all-terrain vehicle and the confidence to go ice fishing all by herself.

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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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