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Winter wonderland

Hastings resident Phil Vieth goes cross country skiing on North Lake just south of Hastings on Tuesday morning. Vieth can often be found blazing his own trails in area parks. The North Lake area, essentially the backwaters of the Mississippi, is one of his favorites.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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