Construction crews have successfully demolished the portion of the old Highway 61 bridge over downtown Hastings, and they have already begun constructing the final piece of the new bridge. All four lanes of the new bridge will open by mid-December.
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.