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Benefit for Dennis Illa is ongoing

A benefit fundraising drive for Hastings resident Dennis Illa is ongoing.

Illa, a diabetic, lost his left leg below his knee due to an infection. In addition to medical bills, he is out of work while he recovers. He was expected to get out of the hospital today (Thursday).

Anyone interested in donating can do so online at

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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