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Standing water in Conzemius Park has led to some concerns and complaints on the part of neighborhood residents. Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx

Drainage problems turn Hastings park to swamp, residents say

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Last Monday evening, news came to the Hastings City Council that there was a major problem with one of the city parks.

Last year, crews spent the summer in Conzemius Park, repairing the ravine area and parts of the park itself to address flooded streets and homes in the area during heavy rainfall events.


The work involved drainage improvements, soil stabilization and some excavation and grading, and cost about $700,000.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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