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Scott Burr and his daughter Cassie are pictured during a trip to Florida in 2006.

Surgery put on hold for Burr

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Hastings resident Scott Burr continues to show improvement a little at a time.

Burr suffered a heart attack two days before Thanksgiving and has been at United Hospital in St. Paul since. Doctors pronounced him brain dead at one point, but he woke up the next day and recognized everyone around him.


He had been battling pneumonia and his kidneys were failing. Those two concerns prompted doctors to delay the installation of a pacemaker and quadruple bypass surgery.

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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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