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Fresh Cut: An unexpected departure


When I moved back up north nearly six months ago to begin writing for the Echo Journal, I never planned to leave the position as quickly as I've ended up leaving. Rarely in my life have I left a job quickly or unexpectedly, often lingering at semi-dysfunctional places of business perhaps a bit longer than I should. My mom tells me I'm "loyal to a fault."

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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