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A number of young trees planted along Spiral Boulevard during the 2009 Industrial Park improvement project are dead, possibly because of harsh seasons over the past couple years. Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx

Drought, hard winter suspected in death of Industrial Park trees

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It’s been five years since the City of Hastings redesigned Spiral Boulevard in the Industrial Park. The project included drainage ditches designed to catch water runoff that were planted with native grasses and a variety of trees.


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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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