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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An infant sleeping safely is a priority in Minnesota. State officials brought that message to the local media last Wednesday as part of Governor Mark Dayton proclaiming this week Minnesota...
Agreement reached with Wadena, Todd counties to provide back-up service
A section of Douglas County Road 85 has been re-designated as County Road 120. Now, County Road 120 runs from the north end of Lake L’Homme Dieu south along the...
Community invited to dedication ceremony
Long-time coffee group honors a centenarian
Alexandria continues to grow, say state numbers
On Saturday, more than 300 people gathered at Alexandria's City Park for the fourth annual Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Walk.
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...
Christopher Cardoza, 21, of Osakis is in Douglas County Jail after his alleged involvement in thefts and burglary in Osakis. According to the Osakis Police Department, a burglary was reported on August 24 at a home on 2nd Avenue West. The homeowner reportedly confronted a man in her kitchen, pulled off his mask and he ran from the house. She reported fishing poles and a gas can had been stolen from her garage. Then, during the early morning of August 29, residents on West Main Street in Osakis reported items had been stolen from their vehicle.
I've seen reporters come and go during my journalism career — some are reserved, some are in it for the fame, most are incredibly gifted and, honestly, most fade into my memory. Then there are people like my current co-worker, Crystal. It's weird how co-workers can become friends without really noticing when it happens. I think it's worth taking a moment to reflect on the people we work closest to.