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Jamie Schmidt, (center) Trae Schmidt (right) and Jimmy Cavegn (left) fill six sandbags in Hastings on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of volunteers turn out to fill sandbags in Hastings

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Hundreds of volunteers turned out in Hastings on Saturday morning to fill sandbags, which will be used to protect homes in east Hastings from rising floodwaters.

In all, more than 20,000 sandbags were filled by volunteers. Some of the sandbags were put to use immediately at two homes in east Hastings. Long lines of volunteers passed the sandbags from the street to the homes.

The effort was coordinated by Bless Hastings and the City of Hastings.

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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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