History repeating itself for Butch Kane: Hastings man stood in front row for ribbon-cutting to open bridge in 1951 | Hastings Star Gazette
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Butch Kane of Hastings is pictured in the front row, second from the left, in the stocking cap. He skipped school to attend the ribbon cutting that opened the current Highway 61 bridge in February of 1951. Hastings Gazette photo

History repeating itself for Butch Kane: Hastings man stood in front row for ribbon-cutting to open bridge in 1951

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Next week, when one lane in each direction is routed onto the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, you'd better believe you'll find Butch Kane standing by.

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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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