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Girl Scouts Bria Nienaber and Brooke Waldorf invite the community to support their efforts to build a skatepark in Osakis. The project will earn the girls the Girl Scouts Gold Award. Photo by Amy Chaffins.

Spaghetti for a skatepark

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This Sunday, with a plate of spaghetti and silent auction bids, area residents can help local Girl Scouts Bria Nienaber and Brooke Waldorf earn the Gold Award.


The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn; similar to the Boy Scouts' Eagle Scout award.

To earn the Gold Award the girls have to complete a project that fulfills a need in their community, creates change and has potential for lasting 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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