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Editorial: New Hastings bridge scaled back? It's not a joke

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April Fool's Day has come and gone. Unfortunately, news that the Minnesota Department of Transportation may have to scale back the Hastings bridge replacement is no joke. (If you missed the story, it is on Page 5A).


Still, you can't help but laugh at the developments. It's just that bizarre.

Last year, we were told the money was secure. The bridge replacement was a go. By the summer of 2010, work would be under way.

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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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