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Documents surrounding former Hastings priest, Thomas Stitts, released

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Documents regarding former Guardian Angels pastor Thomas Stitts were released to the public on Thursday. The documents were released following a ruling in other cases relating to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.


Stitts was an assistant pastor at the Church of Guardian Angels in Hastings from 1966 to 1970. The suit alleges Stitts abused boys at several of the parishes he worked at. Stitts later admitted to have a sexual relationship with two boys.

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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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