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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In May, Amanda Peltier of Starbuck was convicted of murdering Eric Dean, a 4-year-old boy in her care. Before the boy died, several reports of suspected abuse were reportedly filed...
Two others injured; investigation continues
Three women share their experiences
One teen was killed and two others were injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash Friday. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), at 2:43 a.m., a passerby reported the...
Alexandria Fire Department (AFD) responded to a barn fire Saturday night. Around 6:10 p.m., the fire was reported at 3001 West Lake Jessie Drive, east of Alexandria. Alexandria Police Department...
People were milling around downtown Alexandria Friday afternoon taking a closer look at the newly completed Broadway project. To celebrate, downtown businesses presented "The Thing on Broadway" with a Halloween...
Fields of Faith event draws crowd of 500
Retiring waitress looking forward to ‘sleeping in till noon’
Discussion highlights local insight, services for victims
State House candidates propose tax hike, funding shifts