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New Hastings bridge dedicated during Friday morning ceremony

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The new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings was dedicated at a ceremony here Friday morning. 

All four lanes of the new bridge opened for traffic one week ago. Several dignitaries delivered speeches at City Hall during the dedication, including U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Representative John Kline, State Senator Katie Sieben and State Representative Denny McNamara. Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks delivered a speech, as did county commissioner Mike Slavik and representatives from the contractors and MnDOT.


A ribbon cutting was then held at the bridge.

The murals under the bridge in downtown were also unveiled to the public.

Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the 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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