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Wildside Graphix opens bait shop in Hastings

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Lance Klapak, owner of Wildside Graphix in Hastings, is starting a new business venture. He recently opened a new bait shop in the lower level of his building.


Klapak has owned Wildside Graphix for 22 years. An avid outdoorsman who fishes and hunts "just about everything," he said, he started thinking about opening a bait shop last year, when Hastings' last shop, Killroy's Sk8 and Bait, closed.

"It came out of necessity," he said of his store.

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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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