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Alexandria resident Marcia Benson and fellow musician Heidi Hansen formed a business selling the piano music they compose together. They're catchy tunes that children play while learning to play piano. (Contributed photo)

A realist and a dreamer set out to make history

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Heidi Hansen and Marcia Benson are in the music making business.

The women are composers and recently started a business selling their piano music.


"We'd like to sell more music and actually make money at it," Hansen said.

"And go down in history with other famous composers," Benson laughed.

They'll be the first to admit: Hansen is the realist and Benson is the dreamer.

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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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