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Jeff Wynne of Hastings has worked tirelessly with inmates at the Dakota County Jail after he was released in 2008. His work has earned him an award from the Red Cross. (Submitted photo)

From inmate to Red Cross 'Hero'

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In early June, Hastings native Jeff Wynne will stand before countless people to accept the 2013 American Red Cross Hero Award at Target Field in Minneapolis.

It's likely that Wynne will be the only person honored who has spent a significant portion of his life in jail.

Wynne, 46, ended up in jail after struggles with drugs and alcohol. He finally got out in 2008.

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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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