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Hastings resident calls police about suspicious substance on fence; turns out to be stain

A Hastings homeowner reported a suspicious substance on his fence at 12:27 p.m. Sept. 4. The caller, living in the 1300 block of 21st Street West, said the substance had mysteriously appeared in recent days.

It turns out that the man's neighbor had stained one side of the fence, and some of the stain appeared on the other side, too.