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Kline inspects Mississippi River flood prep

U.S. Rep. John Kline, left, tours an area near the Mississippi River in Hastings with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, center, and Dan Carlson, the county's emergency manager. Photo by Chad Richardson/Hastings Star-Gazette

U.S. Rep. John Kline was in Hastings Friday to get informed on this year's predicted flood.

Kline met with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, Dakota County Emergency Management Coordinator Dan Carlson, Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton and two other county sheriffs at the Dakota County Government Center.

Kline then traveled to east Hastings to get an up-close look at the Mississippi River, which is expected to hit its flood stage by Saturday, March 26.

Kline represents Minnesota's 2nd District, which includes portions of south Washington County.

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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