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Mayor Paul Hicks and city council members were among those who hoisted golden shovels Wednesday morning in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Hastings bridge.

Hastings breaks ground on new bridge

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The construction phase has officially begun on the new Hastings bridge. Representatives from the city, Mn/DOT, Lunda/Ames and area politicians picked up shovels Wednesday morning to throw some ceremonial dirt at Levee Park.


"This is a great day for Hastings and all who travel along Highway 61," said State Sen. Katie Sieben.

Speakers thanked stakeholders and all involved in the process for their hard work.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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