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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Hundreds gather to catch singers and Santa
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
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...
Experience Works is federal program for 55 and older
Dr. Hamid Abbasi specializes in advanced OLLIF procedures
Final levy about one-half percent less than this year
Volunteers fix up used bikes for kids in need
In Douglas County, 16 percent of homes meet state minimum Internet speed