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Article comments are back on

In 2008, three cases in a short amount of time prompted me to turn off article comments and review each comment before it went live on the Star Gazette's Web site. Those three cases? A death threat, the posting of an innocent victim's name and a profanity-filled tirade. But we're willing to give the comments another shot.

We turned them back on today. We'll have them turned on for every story.

Should an offensive post appear, I will remove it.

If you find a post offensive, you can report it as a violation and we'll review it.

If you have any questions about the posts, feel free to call me at 651-437-6153 or e-mail me.

Thanks for reading.


Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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