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The first steps to find a new police chief in Hastings are being taken.

Hastings City Administrator Melanie Mesko Lee is meeting Wednesday, July 10, with three members of the city council to discuss the hiring timeline.


Current chief Paul Schnell will be leaving the city July 21 for the top job with the Maplewood Police Department.

Mesko Lee said an interim chief will be appointed to serve between the time when Schnell leaves and when the city has a new chief start.

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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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