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Hastings family fights to keep pet

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J.D., a 71-pound Staffordshire Terrier, was deemed a danger to the public Monday at a special city council hearing.

The dog's owners came to the council with an appeal of the designation assigned by the police department after J.D. jumped on his 9-year-old neighbor and bit him on the back without provocation.

This is the first time in at least 10 years that there has been a hearing on a dangerous dog appeal, said city attorney Dan Fluegel.

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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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