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 SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 6 Deputy noticed business gate open, employee working late, Alexandria. Driver fell asleep, Hwy 29 and Co Rd 13, Carlos, drove into ditch, no injuries...
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 5 Suspicious vehicle with expired Nebraska registration and no plates, Alexandria. Head-on injury crash, Hwy 27 W and Co Rd 15 SE, Kensington. Stolen vehicle,...
Burglars reportedly took items from a burned out house over the weekend. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO), a washer, dryer and table were taken from a home...
Conviction could lead to three years in jail, fine
Sign valued at about $5,000
Board approves amended ordinance for housing during construction, family care
Sheriff’s office K9 tracked suspect
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE February 4 Transport male from Prairie St. John to Douglas County Court. Report of cow in ditch, Co Rd 3 and Trisco Cove Rd, Osakis. Vehicle...
Staff wins 14 awards in Minnesota newspaper contest
A vehicle broke through the ice on Lake L’Homme Dieu in Alexandria late Saturday. No one was injured, but the SUV had to be towed out of the water. Ronald...