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Despite brown earth, skiers under way

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While there's no snow on the ground in this unusual winter, the Hastings Nordic ski teams have been able to get a few meets in at Green Acres in Lake Elmo. The snow-tubing facility can make snow and spread it out for a Nordic ski course. It's not perfect, but at least it is snow, coach John Dewall said.


"This has been the weirdest winter I've ever seen," Dewall said. "I've never seen anything like it.

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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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