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Article comments are back on

Hastings,Minnesota 55033
Hastings Star Gazette
651-437-5911 customer support
Article comments are back on
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

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 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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