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Artist's launch expedition in shantyboat on Mississippi River, stop in Hastings

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On July 24th, after a cross-country journey, California artists Wes Modes and Kai Dalgleish launched their shantyboat on the Mississippi River. Starting in Minneapolis, they are floating downriver gathering oral history about river people. They are expected to arrive in Hastings today (Wednesday) and stay through Thursday.


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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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