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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Long Lake Lodge, south of Brandon, in Douglas County was fully engulfed by fire late Sunday night. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), at 10:50 p.m., a large...
Study room to be dedicated in her honor
As of 7:15 a.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota State Patrol opened Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Alexandria and Highway 10 from Moorhead to Detroit Lakes...
Douglas County applies for $15,000 state grant
At least eight fires break out in Douglas County in last six weeks
They sound off on transportation, wages, health care and more
Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) reported today that a water main break on Nokomis Street will force ALP crews to close a section of the street for repair work Monday,...
Solid waste management gets more garbage, sells more steam
An early morning fire Tuesday at 409 Elm Street destroyed an Alexandria family’s home. Jonathan and Kassondra Anderson and their daughters, Dakotah, 5, and Dalilah, 4, lost everything in the...
Cases are down from last year but flu shot wouldn’t hurt