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First day of spring? Apparently it is so

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

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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