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Police chief position attracts 39 applicants

The City of Hastings has received 39 applications for the Chief of Police position. Six candidates were invited to a three-panel interview on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The panels included a variety of stakeholders, including members of the community and advisory commissions, police department staff and non-police department staff.

The candidate pool will be reduced to a set of finalists following the panels.

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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