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Picketers take to the streets in downtown Hastings

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About 20 picketers made all kinds of noise in downtown Hastings on Monday, and it sounds as though they may be back.

The picketers were marching in opposition to Friedges Drywall, a New Market firm they say doesn't pay area standards and has inferior benefits for its employees. Friedges, a non-union business, is a sub-contractor working on the remodeling project at Hastings Family Service.


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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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