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Man who robbed banks in Hastings and Hampton indicted in federal court


The man who robbed the First National Bank in Hastings on Dec. 27 was indicted Thursday in federal court. The man, 49-year-old Mark Wetsch of Minneapolis, was charged with 13 counts of armed bank robbery, including the case in Hastings. Also among the robberies was one in Hampton on May 13.

Wetsch robbed the banks between March 9, 2011, and Jan. 3, 2012.

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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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