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The Hastings Star Gazette welcomes news tips, announcements, photos, video and letters to the editor.

Submit news to news@rivertowns.net

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Read more about submission guidelines below:

Photos and video
Images are preferred in the .jpg format and high resolution. Videos should be .mp4 or .mov format. Contact us for instructions on submitting video or several photos, as file sizes may prevent them from being sent through email.

Media submitted for consideration must be an original, non-published work that does not infringe on any privacy, intellectual property or other rights of any third parties, and that the entrant either owns or has rights to convey any and all right and title in the submission.

A person submitting photos or video grants the Hastings Star Gazette non-exclusive, royalty-free copyright license to publish them online or in print and to republish them at any time in the future in any Hastings Star Gazette, RiverTown Multimedia or Forum Communications Co. media.

Submissions must be an accurate representation of the scene, and not digitally altered in any way.

Please tell us who made the content, where and when it was taken and identify people who might be included in it. Feel free to add any other comments you think might be helpful.

If you are submitting a photo for the Friday Photo on Facebook, please indicate that in the message.

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Letters to the editor
The Hastings Star Gazette welcomes readers’ letter and viewpoint submissions. If you wish to submit a letter, please limit it to 500 words or less. At the editor’s discretion, the Star Gazette may consider publishing longer submissions as viewpoints, which generally are limited to 650 words.

Letter and viewpoint submissions must be signed and contain your name, address and email or phone number for verification purposes. Email your submission to: news@rivertowns.net.

You can send a letter or viewpoint submission to: Hastings Star Gazette, PO Box 277, Hastings, MN 55033.

Reader submissions must be received no later than 9 a.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following week’s paper. For details, call 651-319-4501.

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Calendar items
To submit weekly calendar items, email event details to news@rivertowns.net. Calendar items should include the event name, date, time and location, a short description and public contact information.

Weekly calendar items should be submitted no later than Friday at 3 p.m. for publication in the following week's paper.

Monthly calendar items should include the event name, date, time and location and should be submitted no later than the 20th of each preceding month.

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Announcements
Wedding, engagement and birth announcements are published free of charge.

Allow ample time before the event, as space constraints may delay publication. No announcements will be accepted without the name, phone number and email address of the person submitting the announcement.

One photo can be submitted per announcement.

Please include the following for weddings/engagements:

Bride’s name
Residence (city and state)
Education (Name of institution, graduation year, degree earned)
Bride's married name
Place of employment (Include location)
Name of parents
Residence of parents (city and state)

Bridegroom’s name
Residence (city and state)
Education (Name of institution, graduation year, degree earned)
Place of employment (Include location)
Name of parents
Residence of parents (city and state)

Date and location of wedding

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