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Jessica Kuehl is pictured with a 1958 Chevy truck at one of the 2013 Hastings Cruise Ins. This photo is published in the February 2014 issue of National Geographic Magazine and is also on the magazine’s website. (©Erika Larsen /National Geographic)

Making the big time: Hastings car show pictured in National Geographic

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It started as an innovative promotional campaign. Nicole Swanson of Nicole’s Nu Wave salon in Hastings decided to promote her business by taking advantage of one of Hastings’ biggest events of the year: the downtown Hastings Cruise Ins. The day before one of the shows, she called a few of her clients and asked if they’d be willing to have their hair and makeup done 1950’s style and model their classic looks next to the classic cars on display downtown.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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