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October 12, 2015
Lucy Simones is pictured in the dining room of her home south of Vermillion. She and her husband Pete have invented iPops, which are small pieces of jewelry that can be stuck into the open wristband holes on the Apple Watch and on Fitbits. They plan to begin selling them in mid-November. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson
Family preparing for what they hope is an iPop craze: Lucy and Pete Simones of Vermillion are about to roll out timepiece jewelry
October 12, 2015 - 8:55am
October 9, 2015
Arches go up on new riverfront pavilion
October 9, 2015 - 8:54am
October 2, 2015
Bruce Dayton helps a bald eagle into the air during the Fall Raptor Release event, which was held Saturday at Carpenter Nature Center. Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx
Wild and free: Fall Raptor Release showcased avian predators
October 2, 2015 - 8:45am
Hastings native and author of 'Kitchens of the Great Midwest' to visit Hastings
October 2, 2015 - 8:32am
October 1, 2015
Shannon Kustrich, left, and Faith Forstad caught Taylor Swift’s attention at her Sept. 13 concert in St. Paul by wearing Starbucks coffee costumes. Submitted photo
A touch of star quality, thanks to a coffee cup
October 1, 2015 - 8:34am
September 24, 2015
Whiskey, bourbon tasting is Oct. 8
September 24, 2015 - 9:33am
The 15 finalists in the 2014 Minnesota Sings competition are pictured here. The contest returns for its second year on Sept. 27. Photo by Jan Meyer
Singing for your city – this Sunday: Minnesota Sings competition got its start in Hastings
September 24, 2015 - 9:31am
August 13, 2015
Bauer reunion brought nearly 1,500 relatives to Hastings
August 13, 2015 - 9:22am
The Hoffman family is pictured here. In the front row, from left, are Amanda Hoffman holding Owen Hoffman, Carol Hoffman and Lucy Hoffman. In the back are Mark Hoffman and John Hoffman. Submitted photo
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge returns to Hastings with new Guinness world record attempt
August 13, 2015 - 9:14am
August 6, 2015
Singers and dancers perform a song during a dress rehearsal Tuesday night at Hastings High School. Pictured in the middle is Lindsey Letendre of Hastings. Pictured with Letendre from the front left and going clockwise around her are Caitlin Weber, Cathy Roche, Michelle Braun, Faye Heffele, Amber Newton, Meghan Knapp and Alexandra Spurlin. The Black Dirt Theater production of “Guys and Dolls” begins Friday night. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson
Production of ‘Guys and Dolls’ finishes this weekend at HHS
August 6, 2015 - 3:25pm
July 29, 2015
Ring gets ready to get in the water at the end of a private dock just downstream of Grey Cloud Island.
First American to swim the Mississippi is doing so for a cause
July 29, 2015 - 10:02am
July 17, 2015
Gumby and Pokey figures greet visitors to downtown Hastings and to Rivertown Days outside the new BreakAway Arts Center. This year’s Rivertown Days commemorates the 60th anniversary of the classic figures, which were manufactured in Hastings in their early years. Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx
Rivertown Days will be another hot one this year
July 17, 2015 - 12:29pm
July 13, 2015
Edina Realty Rivertown Days medallion found — already
July 13, 2015 - 3:52pm
Rivertown Days is here! Events begin with medallion hunt
July 13, 2015 - 8:40am
Luke Kimmes and a group of canoers paddling from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean have encountered wildfires in Canada, but are safe and continuing their trip. Submitted photos
Kimmes and fellow canoers continue trip to the Arctic
July 13, 2015 - 8:38am