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• A caller reported a carpet cleaning van was dumping liquid in a sewer drain along the 2200 block of Forest Street at 3:57 p.m. Aug. 16.


The caller got the number of the company on the van and reported the number to police. The Hastings officer assigned to the case called the company, Little Red Carpet Cleaning, and eventually spoke to a manager. The manager said the employee in question didn't follow company practice when it comes to disposal.

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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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