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Norma Berens created this giant spider outside her home in part to celebrate the Halloween season.

Giant spider south of Hastings is Norma Berens' creation

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If you like spiders, take a drive down Highway 61 south of Hastings. Just a few miles out of town, there's a prize of a spider poised at the side of the road. Its body is about six feet long and its legs reach out about as far as a car is long.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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