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Hastings baseball coach resigns after accepting position in Red Wing

Paul Hartmann, the head baseball coach at Hastings High School, has resigned. He has accepted a new teaching position in Red Wing, and his career in Hastings ends at the end of the first semester.

"I thought that I would teach and coach my entire career in Hastings," he wrote in an email Thursday morning. "As my family has matured, this has become more difficult. I have literally and figuratively felt split between communities. School schedules, youth programs, and 40-minute drives forced me to make a decision.

"Many different individuals within ISD 200 and the Hastings community have trusted and supported me with various responsibilities over the last 9 years. I've tried to bring the integrity and passion for kids to my work that (the) administration saw when they hired me. Hastings is a great place to work. I've learned a lot about education and kids throughout my tenure here."

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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