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Resident's quest ends after catching company red-handed


A simple report of foam on the Vermillion River turned into a case of illegal dumping about a year and a half after Hastings resident Ken Larson first called in a tip about possible pollution.

Since August of 2008, Larson has seen an unusual foam forming on the river three times where storm drains feed into it.

"A lot of people thought it was natural foam," Larson said.

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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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