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From storm damage to wildlife art - Hastings man carving eagles, owls and a nest 20 feet high

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One summer day, Dean Williams and his wife were out driving around in his black truck, stopping here and there at garage sales they'd stumbled across.


The Hastings couple was joined during the trip by three creatures in the back of the truck, including a big bear that Williams carved out of a tree not long ago.

As his truck came to a stop outside a residence at the corner of Oak and Forest streets here, Williams saw the home's owner had a huge grin.

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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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