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Have a story idea for the Hastings Star Gazette? We're now accepting text message questions, comments, concerns and ideas. Just send a text to editor Chad Richardson at 651-829-9201.

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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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