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Hastings graduate dies from carbon monoxide poisoning while fishing in Wyoming

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Steven McConnell, a 1974 graduate of Hastings High School, died Monday in a tragic carbon monoxide accident while ice fishing with his 17-year-old son Matthew in Wyoming. Matthew also died in the accident.


McConnell is the son of Tom and Phyllis McConnell of Hastings.

"It has not been easy," Phyllis McConnell said. "Steven was always a very caring person, and he loved kids."

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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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