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Erickson qualifies for state Alpine ski meet

Dustin Erickson skis at a meet earlier this season.

Hastings High School's Dustin Erickson has qualified for the state Alpine ski meet.

Erickson placed ninth at Wednesday's section meet at Wild Mountain with a combined time of 59.53 seconds.

He finished his first run with a time of 29.68 and his second run with a time of 26.85.

The winner, Bjorn Halvorson, had a combined time of 56.01.

The state meet is set for Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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