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Jake Lodewegen's first job came at the age of 14, so it should come as no surprise that now, the 23-year-old runs two businesses.

Ten years ago, while fishing the walleye opener with family near Orr, Lodewegen and the owner of the fishing resort got to talking. When the resort owner found out Lodewegen was 14, he casually extended a job offer to the youngster.


"Now that you are 14, you could work here now," the man told the Hastings boy.

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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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