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Matt Strommer and Tony Wendlandt of A&A Towing were hooking up a vehicle that wouldn’t start Monday morning in Alexandria. As they were moving the frozen vehicle at 10 a.m., the temperature was hovering around 24 below zero with a biting wind chill of 52 below zero. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Some like it cold

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A wicked cold blast of winter weather latched onto the state earlier this week and locally, it certainly had an impact.


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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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