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Leah Steding is pictured with her parents Matt and Mary at the HMS geography bee earlier this year. Steding is one of just 100 students from the state to advance to the state bee on Friday in St. Cloud.

Hastings student advances to state geography bee

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Hastings middle schooler Leah Steding has qualified for the state Geographic Bee and will compete this weekend at St. Cloud State University.


She is one of just 100 students from across the state who has qualified for the competition.

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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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