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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Douglas County Hospital (DCH) has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region. People testing positive for influenza has jumped from 17 to 31percent in recent weeks, according...
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Miltona Thursday. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 29 and County Road 14 around 12:25 p.m. The State Patrol...
Hundreds gather to catch singers and Santa
Doctors say blood sugar levels part of metabolic profile
Adult, children’s mental health crisis teams offer screenings, plan
Hundreds of people gathered at 8th Avenue and Nokomis Street in Alexandria Sunday to catch the Candian Pacific Holiday Train and its performers. On stage, Santa Claus was joined by...
A weekend warm up is deteriorating ice on local lakes and Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen strongly recommends people avoid driving on the ice. According to the sheriff, the department...
Garfield woman carves niche in live-event painting
Experience Works is federal program for 55 and older
When an infant dies, local families are given a memory box that contains items of remembrance and comfort. The memory boxes program started about 10 years ago. Volunteers make the...