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Hastings bridge updates: Highway 61 closure now planned for Sept. 12-15


As news develops over the next week or so relating to the Hastings bridge, we will add to this story. This story will be updated frequently.

• The Minnesota Department of Transportation is saying that the Hastings bridge will now be closed Sept. 12-15 as the main span is moved into place. That's Wednesday-Saturday of next week.

• From the MnDOT website, here is the updated schedule:

Closures and reopenings

Thursday, Sept. 6:

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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.
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