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Editor's note regarding the incident in east Hastings this week

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Editor's note regarding the incident in east Hastings this week
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Dear readers,

Rumors are circulating this week about an incident in east Hastings. We have spoken with the Hastings Police Department several times regarding this case, and they have made it very clear that the situation was a mental health crisis. Police have investigated the matter carefully and thoroughly. While many details surrounding the case are in fact public, we are choosing not to report them.

Like most media outlets, this newspaper has a policy regarding mental health crises: We do not report on them unless they occur in public. This one did not.

We are doing our best to respect the family involved in this sad case, and we hope that you'd do the same.

Chad Richardson


Hastings Star Gazette

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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