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Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle was in Alexandria September 6 to discuss transportation's link to the state economy and value of investing in its future. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Transportation funding at a crossroad

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Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Commissioner Charlie Zelle delivered a message in Alexandria on Friday: A strong transportation system connects people and it's a state asset worth investing in.


He's holding town hall meetings, sharing details about the state's transportation vision and need for future transportation funding.

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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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