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John Gegen, front and center, poses for a photo with Ryan Suter, left, and Zach Parise. His brothers, Michael and Jeffrey, are also pictured. Submitted photo

Lighting the lamp: 6-year-old John Gegen of Hastings continues to put cancer on ice

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It's no secret that John "Mikko" Gegen loves hockey. So do his brothers and his parents.

So, what happened two weeks ago certainly must have been one of the best nights imaginable for the Hastings boy and his family.


The Gegens were the guests of honor at a fundraiser put on by the Minnesota Wild Foundation for Children's Hospitals called Wild About Children.

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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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