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Hastings Star Gazette
Two people dead in crash on Ravenna Trail south of Hastings
Gus Heinold, known as the flag raiser, has died
Man's attempt to sell salt packaged as methamphetamine nets charges
Advertising scam targets local businesses
The 'Penny Angel' comes through again: An anonymous donor made yet another big contribution to the fourth graders at McAuliffe Elementary School in Hastings
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Raider basketball girls pick up sixth win of the season already
Boys place third at first MEC nordic skiing meet of the year
Win over Polars gives Raider hockey girls 7-3 record
After rough start, Raider boys hockey team wins two
Hastings places second at MEC swim relays
Cooking on the lefse line: Nordic tradition helps fund local organization
Carolers making their way around Hastings in horse-drawn wagon
Animal Ark Christmas and adoption day party Dec. 13
Holiday Train pays visit to downtown Hastings
Minnesota State University, Mankato announces graduates
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AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITOS ON ESTATE OF MARGARET EILERS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ON ESTATE OF SCOTT PATRICK
MARSHAN TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF FILING
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ON ESTATE OF JOHN GOGGIN
NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DESCENT STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF DAKOTA DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
William Bernard Sartor, 72
Carla J. Keto, 71
August L. "Gus" Heinold
Sophie E. "Tuddie" Riley, 91
Elizabeth "Betty" Halpaus, 78
Editorial: Thanks, sponsors, for increase in donations
Letter: Hockey event didn’t give local athletes a fair shake
Letter: Speed limit on County Road 42 should be lowered
Letter: Slavik says ‘Thanks’ to area voters
Letter: TLC of Hastings says ‘Thanks!’
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December 5, 2014
St. John’s students lead first prayer of Advent
Students in fifth, sixth and first grade at St. John the Baptist School in Vermillion lead the first prayer service of the Advent season. The all-school assembly for the PreK-sixth grade school included singing hymns, reading scripture and offering prayers and petitions. Each week,...
news / education
December 5, 2014 - 10:09am
Toy drive at King's Place in Miesville is Tuesday
It’s that time of season and King’s Place in Miesville is hosting its annual toy drive on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bring in a new unwrapped toy and receive a coupon good for that day only for a complimentary Santa meal. The toys will be distributed as Christmas...
news / business
December 5, 2014 - 9:13am
December 4, 2014
City of Hastings once had an official ‘scavenger’ job
Here’s one of those “you think you have it bad?” stories. We recently found a fun tidbit in the city’s records detailing the position of “City Scavenger,” a job that was created back in June of 1902. Unlike modern day scavenger hunts, this position wasn’t about finding...
news / government
December 4, 2014 - 4:08pm
Project Share needs appointment volunteers
As the annual Project Share holiday assistance program continues at Hastings Family Service, there is a need for volunteer helpers. “Right now my biggest need is volunteers,” said Hastings Family Service Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator Maggie Cichosz, “We are looking...
December 4, 2014 - 4:07pm
Captain Joe Leko will become chief deputy
Dakota County Sheriff-elect Tim Leslie has announced his selection for the position of Chief Deputy Sheriff within the office. Captain Joe Leko will be appointed to the position effective Jan. 2, 2015. Since joining the office in 1997 as part-time employee in the Sheriff’s Water...
news / region
December 4, 2014 - 4:06pm
Student engineers step forward with unique helmet designs
The large sign was direct and simple – “Put a Lid on It” and that is exactly what 180 Hastings Middle School students did last week as part of Engineering Everywhere curriculum. The enrichment class allowed the students, working in teams, to solve or design safety helmets...
news / education
December 4, 2014 - 8:29am
City seeks name for new dog park
With the new Hastings off-leash dog park now open and in use, the city is now looking to the public to help find a name for Hastings’ newest public amenity. The process has begun with the Hastings Parks and Recreation Commission. Now, the commission is looking to residents to provide...
news / government
December 4, 2014 - 8:28am
December 3, 2014
Frozen faces, warm spirit: This year's Gobble Gait raised a record $101,000 for Hastings Family Service
Cold weather may have limited the number of participants in the 2014 Gobble Gait, but it didn’t spoil the party. Again this year, organizers were able to grow their annual donation to Hastings Family Service, hitting $101,000 this year. Food donations totaled 749 pounds. “We...
December 3, 2014 - 3:22pm
December 1, 2014
LeafLine Labs to manufacture medical marijuana in Cottage Grove
Leafline Labs in Cottage Grove will be one of two entities allowed to manufacture medical marijuana in Minnesota when it becomes legal in 2015, the state health commissioner announced Monday.
news / government
December 1, 2014 - 8:33am
November 28, 2014
City Council: The 2015 budget, hospital expansion and a request for Mn/DOT
The next regular Hastings City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at City Hall. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. The city’s annual truth in taxation hearing will be held. The hearing will present the recommended 2015 city budget, which includes the...
news / government
November 28, 2014 - 11:31am
Crush a car, support a cause
Extreme Sandbox in Hastings teamed up with Crescent Cove to raise funds for the first children’s hospice and respite care center in the Midwest. They did it by crushing a minivan painted in Green Bay Packers colors. It was the first annual Vikings/Packers Extreme Border Battle...
November 28, 2014 - 9:35am
November 27, 2014
Frosty Gobble Gait still draws thousands to downtown Hastings
Despite temperatures that hovered around 5 degrees, thousands of people still showed up to participate in the 2014 Gobble Gait. It wasn't immediately clear how much money was raised at this year's event. That total should be released sometime early next week. Last year's event...
November 27, 2014 - 10:13am
November 25, 2014
Downtown medallion found
The downtown Holiday Hoopla medallion has been found. It was located behind Graphic Design. The medallion hunt served as the kick-off to the Holiday Hoopla, an all-day event Nov. 29 in downtown Hastings. The medallion hunt winner will receive $600. The downtown Holiday Hoopla...
November 25, 2014 - 11:10am
November 21, 2014
Trial date set for man accused of murdering Carrie Olson
A trial date has been set for the man accused of murdering Carrie Olson of Davenport, Iowa. Olson’s body was found south of Hastings in April. The trial is set to begin Feb. 17. Tim McVay appeared in Rock Island County (Ill.) Court recently. He is charged with first degree murder...
news / crime and courts
November 21, 2014 - 8:38am
Homeless in Hastings: Local agencies working together to fight a growing problem
It’s a problem that often goes unnoticed: people forced to live in their cars, a tent or in an abandoned house or public park pavilion, having little to no access to common comforts such as a shower or a hot meal. Homelessness is a very real issue in Hastings and Dakota County....
November 21, 2014 - 8:37am