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Hastings resident Loren Flom demonstrates how to play one of the mountain dulcimers he made. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)

Making mountain music in Hastings

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All his life, Loren Flom wanted to play music, but he didn't know how to read the notes. He loves listening to music, but it seemed that performing it would be out of his reach.


"I can't play anything except the radio," he said.

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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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