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Anna Peterson, a junior at Jefferson High School in Alexandria, recently starred in Moon Over Buffalo and she plans to attend an acting program at New York University this summer. She’s pictured with fellow student actor Tristan Chamberlain. (Contributed)

Student actor ready for big break

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Anna Peterson is just 17 years old and she’s already caught her first big break – she was chosen to take part in a prestigious acting program in New York City this summer.


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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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