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Peterson places 86th at state, sets sights on return trip

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Hastings High School freshman Rachel Peterson placed 86th at the state Nordic ski meet Thursday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

"I thought Rachel skied very well," coach John Dewall said. "For a ninth-grader to get to the state meet, that's great. We told her, there was no stress on her. No pressure.


"She went out and, in both the races, she raced as hard as she possibly could. I thought she did very well. She has some experience for upcoming years."

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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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