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Armed robbery reported at Hastings hotel

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Two armed men robbed the night clerk at the AmericInn hotel in Hastings early Thursday morning. The robbery took place at about 1:30 a.m. Both men had guns.

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"They did get an undisclosed amount of money," Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell said. "They then taped the night clerk, with Duct tape, to a chair. She was ultimately able to escape after they left."

Investigators have been working to identify the suspects.

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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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