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. Away from work, Amy and Brandon spend time bass fishing and keeping tabs on their charismatic dog, Cash, who has been known to jump out of the boat to “retrieve” the bass lures.
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Students across the area took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) tests last spring to determine their proficiency in reading, math and science. Overall, scores varied from 100 percent of Evansville's 4th graders meeting or exceeding reading standards, to 15 percent of Parkers Prairie's 8th graders meeting or exceeding science test standards. Data from the MCA tests is used to measure a school's "adequate yearly progress" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. A chart included with this article shows the percentage of students in area school districts who met or exceeded the M
A man from Maryland was injured Tuesday when he swerved to avoid a deer and crashed his motorcycle. The crash happened September 13 at 5:30 p.m., east of Lake Osakis, into Todd County. According to the Todd County Sheriff's Office, Julius Vold was driving on 170th Street in Little Sauk Township when he crashed. Vold was injured and transported to Long Prairie Hospital for treatment and has since been released. The Todd County Sheriff's Office and Osakis First Responders assisted at the scene.
Two boats collided Monday afternoon on the northeast side of Lake Osakis and just one minor injury was reported. According to the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the boat crash happened near Battle Point at 4:30 p.m. Terrence Saunder, 50, of Maple Grove was headed northeast from Battle Point when he struck a boat traveling southwest. The second boat was driven by Vernon Vogh, 67, of Crystal. During the impact, Karen Vogh, a passenger in the second boat, was thrown overboard and was wearing a life vest.
An Alexandria woman, out for a bike ride Monday, was hit and killed at an intersection on the city's west side. Judith Stumpf-Bolin, 73, was reportedly riding her bike at the intersection of County Roads 22 and 44 when a gravel truck, driven by Michael Steidl, 54, of Carlos, hit her.
Riding her bike on Monday, Judith Stumpf-Bolin, 73, of Alexandria was killed when she was hit by a gravel truck near the intersection of County Roads 44 and 22 in Alexandria. She was taken to Douglas County Hospital where she was pronounced dead. According to the Alexandria Police Department, a gravel truck, driven by Michael Steidl of Carlos, was westbound of County Road 22. It was reported that Stumpf-Bolin was westbound on County Road 44 and did not stop and entered the intersection.
Simply said, AbbeyMoor Medical develops products to improve male urinary health. However, if you're one of the men who have been helped by an AbbeyMoor medical product, the company is much more than a medical device company - it remarkably changes lives. Particularly a device called The Spanner. THE SPANNER Headquartered in Parkers Prairie, the local company is best known internationally for the innovative development of a medical device that offers relief for men suffering from reduced urine flow as a result of an enlarged prostate. AbbeyMoor Medical invented The Spanner Prostatic Stent
It's official - a whiskey distillery will be built in Osakis. On Monday, August 22, excavating and construction crews started digging in to build a 5,000 square foot facility for Panther Distillery in the city's industrial park. "I'm really excited about it," said owner Adrian Panther.
Central Minnesota's Elder Network, headquartered in Alexandria, is a recipient of Otto Bremer Foundation grant foundation. The organization received $80,000 for organization building and general operations for its support of seniors. The Otto Bremer Foundation awarded 82 grants totaling $4,462,167 in July of 2011. Elder Network's history In the spring of 1995, the parish nurse at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria reportedly learned about a program in Rochester called Elder Network, designed to meet the mental health needs of older adults by educating seniors to become peer volunteers f