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Missing T-Rex sculpture found along roadside south of Hastings

The T-Rex sculpture that was stolen from outside of Spiral Natural Foods last week has been located. It was found south of Hastings along Highway 61. It appears as though it was thrown from a vehicle.

Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell said the sculpture, made by a Hastings artist and being used as a promotion to raise awareness for art in the area, is in "OK condition," and it appears as though some of the animal's feet are damaged.

Anyone with more information on the crime is asked to call the Hastings Police Department at 651-480-2300 or to send an anonymous text message. Anyone with a cell phone can text the word "Hastings" followed by a space and the tip information to 847411 (tip411).

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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