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Body found near Vermillion River in Hastings

A body was found along the Vermillion River in Hastings on Tuesday afternoon. The body was found near 10th and Progress streets by an outdoorsman who frequents the area.

The remains were recovered Wednesday by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Dakota County Special Operations Team.

On July 21, 2011, a woman was seen going over the Vermillion Falls, just upstream from where this body was located. Authorities are not saying yet if the remains found Tuesday belong to that woman.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

The approximate location of the remains is included below.

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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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