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• A cell phone was reportedly stolen from an office safe at the Hastings Middle School.

A student's phone was taken away during class. The phone was put in an unlocked safe and it disappeared.


The phone was tracked by GPS to an address on Malcolm Avenue. The homeowner had a son at the middle school. When questioned he turned over the phone. He said he got the phone from a friend at the end of the school day.

The phone was returned to its rightful owner.

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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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