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Winter storm drops 16 to 18 inches of snow in Hastings

Highway 55 heading into Hastings was finally passable on Sunday morning. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)1 / 9
A Dakota County plow truck clears snow just west of Hastings early Sunday. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)2 / 9
Jeff Elliott finishes up snow-blowing a path from to his home. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx.)3 / 9
Drifts around Rick Morris's home were so deep that he had to use both a shovel and a snow-blower to clear his sidewalk. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx.)4 / 9
Jen Henn spent a few hours clearing her driveway after finding out her snow-blower didn't work. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx.)5 / 9
Elsa Marshall, 11, helped clear the driveway. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx.)6 / 9
Patrick Wagner shovels snow outside his home. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx.)7 / 9
The sign for Spiral Natural Foods in downtown Hastings was all but covered by the snowfall.8 / 9
Crews from the City of Hastings were busy clearing snow from downtown Hastings on Monday. They obviously had a full day of work ahead of them.9 / 9
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Winter storm drops 16 to 18 inches of snow in Hastings
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

An incredible winter storm dropped approximately 16 inches of snow in Hastings over the weekend. Snow began falling here Friday night around 9 p.m. and finally let up at about 7 p.m. Saturday.

When all was said and done, the snow total makes the blizzard one of the worst in the state's history.

If you have photographs of the storm that you want to share with the Star Gazette, please e-mail them to editor Chad Richardson: crichardson@hastingsstargazette.com.

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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