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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It happened today... the World's Largest Hot Dish was made and served right here in Alexandria Sunday afternoon. In a specially-made, 5-foot-across frying pan, a huge helping of tater tot...
A man is in jail after an early morning disturbance in Carlos on Sunday. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, around 2:39 a.m., dispatchers received several 911 calls regarding...
On Friday, September 26, Big Ole got his helmet wing back. Ole is the 28-foot-tall Fiberglas Viking statue that stands at the north end of Broadway in downtown Alexandria. In...
It’s totally a Minnesota thing. The weather turns cooler and we start mixing meat, veggies and cream of whatever soup, shove it in the oven and the annual hot dish...
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Money generated will fund county road improvements
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Douglas County has buttoned up its four-year quest to buy and tie together properties for its newest park. Lake Brophy Park is a 142-acre, lakeside-park located along the north end...
Preliminary levy up 1.57 percent