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Teen rescued from fast-moving river Sunday

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A 23-year-old Minneapolis man and a 16-year-old Newport youth were

rescued from the fast-moving Vermillion River Sunday afternoon.

Hastings Police, Fire and Ambulance Service, Dakota County deputies

and a Minnesota State Patrol trooper responded to the area of the

river near the 18th Street bridge at about 2:30 p.m.

The two came to Hastings to swim in the river, but apparently did not

realize how high or swift the river was.

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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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