Fall officially arrived Sept. 22 this year, but for Hastings residents, it didn't begin to look like fall until last week.
Colors are at their peak this week, including at the Vermillion River falls.
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.