Rob Alleman and his son Jordan fish on Lake Rebecca in Hastings, Minn., on March 20, 2014, near a patch of open water. Temperatures hit the mid-40s in Hastings on the first day of spring. (Hastings Star Gazette photo by 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.