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Hastings artist’s work gaining national recognition

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It’s been just over a year since Hastings resident and artist David Cook started planting flowers around the metro area. The flowers, brightly colored blooms that sometimes stand taller than an average adult, appear in all sorts of locations. They started in a junkyard and have migrated to beaches, hospitals, schools, roadside snowbanks, corporate headquarters, city halls and more.


Cook’s flowers exist for one reason: make people smile.

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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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