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Crews from Two Pines Resource Group conduct an archaeological dig near the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings recently. The dig has concluded and the archaeologists are cleaning and cataloging their findings. Star Gazette photos by Chad Richardson

Archaeological dig concludes

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A six-week-long archaeological excavation recently concluded in downtown Hastings near the Highway 61 bridge.

The site was once home to the St. John's hotel and a neighboring saloon. Both were destroyed by one of the largest fires in Hastings history, the Christmas fire of 1899.


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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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