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Davin Grapentine, left, Brian Halloran, Maggie Matthews and Eric Grapentine stopped at Jaycee Park in Hastings last Friday, about two weeks after they started their journey at the Mississippi's headwaters.

Paddling the great river

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On Sept. 14, four Boy Scout leaders set out in two canoes to paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River.

"It's something I've always thought about doing," said Brian Halloran.


So he teamed up with Davin and Eric Grapentine and Maggie Matthews on a trip to bring a little extra awareness to the Boy Scout program.

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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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