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It's been nearly 15 months since his wife was murdered and Mike Fortenberry said his family is doing the best they can.

Diane Fortenberry, 51, was killed by Jeffery Brooks on May 20, 2011, when she walked in on Brooks burglarizing her rural Osakis home.


"The destruction to the family unit when you lose mom and a best friend - that's been a hard thing to overcome," Mike said.

The Fortenberrys have two sons - Colter and Grayson.

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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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