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This snowman appeared on the lawn of Kari Plan and Nick Gruden at 311 W. Sixth Street in Hastings this week.

No snow? No problem. Snowman appears thanks to work of grandfather

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Not everyone in Hastings had a snowman in their front yard for Thanksgiving. But not everyone has Jim Plan for a grandfather.

On Sunday, Nov. 23, Kari Plan and her fiancé, Nick Gruden, heard a bunch of racket outside their home at 311 W. Sixth St. It was Plan unloading snow from his truck.


"We were quite surprised," Kari Plan said. "We didn't know what was outside throwing what in our front yard at first."

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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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