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Have a story idea or question? Submit it to the Star Gazette via text message

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.

Our phone number (651-437-6153) remains the same. 

If you'd prefer to send in your message via email, send it to

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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