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Hastings Star Gazette
First National Bank opens new building
Former Hastings priest’s court appearance moved to Sept. 5
Kwik Trip plans store at 17th and Vermillion streets
VFW essay contests open to students
Hastings area schools plan orientations, open houses
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Dundas knocks Miesville out of state tournament playoffs
Johnson places sixth in 400 hurdles at national meet
Mudhens beat Hawks in first game of playoffs, 4-3
Hastings baseball teams earn state championships
Leaps and bounds: Francis visits East Ridge pole vault camp
Hastings woman left legacy of friendship, creativity, joy
Hockey association plans unique fundraiser
Pavel Jany returns for second concert Sunday, Aug. 24
Gloryland Gospel Band will share gospel and old time music Sunday
New Ramsey financial program offered
arts and entertainment
Lawrence "Larry" Wommering, 76
Edna Kieffer, 93
Gloria M. Anderson, 91
Andrea Alexander, 54
Renee Marzitelli, 59
CITY OF HASTINGSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - REZONING, SPECIAL USE PERMIT, AND SITE PLAN REVIEW FOR A KWIK TRIP GAS STATION AND CARWASH - 1630 VERMILLION STREET
NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ON ESTATE OF JASON REUTER
DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INTESTATE) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF DAKOTA DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Editorial: It’s uphill for GOP in Minnesota
Letter: McNamara has been on the wrong side of history
Letter: Hastings is a wonderful little town that should be preserved
Editorial: ‘Bakken 101’ meetings are a good initiative
Letter: Thanks for the help at Maggie Brown benefit
August 5, 2014
New regional park will feature cabin rentals, trails, sledding and other amenities
Tucked away off a gravel stretch of 170th Street is the new Whitetail Woods Regional Park, a gem few know about, but many will want to discover. The 456-acre regional park isn’t open to the public yet, but Dakota County officials promise it will be ready this fall. With its central...
news / region
August 5, 2014 - 9:32am
August 1, 2014
City Council: Commercial development
The next Hastings City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 4. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. Two Hastings businesses are seeking council action to help them advance their businesses. At 2400 Vermillion St., Nichols Inn is hoping to see part of its property...
news / government
August 1, 2014 - 11:37am
July 31, 2014
Rescue crews save man who nearly went over Vermillion River Falls
A man apparently enduring a crisis waded into the Vermillion River in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon. At about 4:15 p.m., a caller reported seeing a man in the water just above the falls. Crews were dispatched immediately and got to work to rescue the man. It appeared as though...
July 31, 2014 - 1:55pm
July 29, 2014
Drought, hard winter suspected in death of Industrial Park trees
It’s been five years since the City of Hastings redesigned Spiral Boulevard in the Industrial Park. The project included drainage ditches designed to catch water runoff that were planted with native grasses and a variety of trees. This spring, city employees noticed a problem....
news / government
July 29, 2014 - 8:35am
Downtown project moves into final design: Council approves general scope of the Riverfront Renaissance project
It’s official. Hastings will be getting a new look to its downtown area over the next few years. Although the final designs have yet to be developed, a general scope or master plan was approved by the Hastings City Council on Monday evening. The general idea of the project is to...
news / government
July 29, 2014 - 8:33am
July 24, 2014
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer email@example.com It all came together with divine help, according to the new principal at St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Molly Whinnery. A former elementary teacher and principal at Catholic schools, most recently...
news / education
July 24, 2014 - 11:04am
July 23, 2014
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
There's no denying that Hastings looks a whole lot different today than it did in 2008. In the downtown area, that's especially the case with the new bridge in place. We've put together a couple sets of photos to show just how different the city looks today than it did six years...
July 23, 2014 - 3:15pm
Hastings great Bob McNamara dies
Hastings native Bob McNamara has passed away. He was 82 years old. McNamara was a standout football player at Hastings High School and went on to play for the University of Minnesota. He was their MVP in 1954. McNamara was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, played in the CFL,...
July 23, 2014 - 10:03am
July 22, 2014
Medallion finders to donate $500 prize to church youth group
For Jen Shonkwiler and her family of Hastings, the annual Edina Realty medallion has been the highlight to Rivertown Days for many years. Hunting for it has been a challenge. This year, the hunt was a successful one when Jen and her daughter Kayla found the medallion along the trail...
July 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
July 21, 2014
Bighead and silver carp discovered in Pool 2 of Mississippi River
Commercial fishermen under contract by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources netted two adult invasive carp in Pool 2 of the Mississippi River in the Cottage Grove area on Thursday, July 17. One was a bighead carp that weighed approximately 40 pounds. The other was a silver...
July 21, 2014 - 10:17am
July 18, 2014
Arrest made in case involving body found here in April
Carrie Olson's former boyfriend was charged Friday morning in connection with her death and disappearance. Olson was found April 5 in a wooded area south of Hastings. Tim McVay, 39, of Rock Island, Ill., is charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death, Rock...
news / crime and courts
July 18, 2014 - 2:39pm
City Council: Riverfront Renaissance
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, at City Hall. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. The main topic of discussion will be the Riverfront Renaissance project, which involves several renovations to downtown Hastings spread out over...
news / government
July 18, 2014 - 9:50am
July 17, 2014
Rosemount City Council mulls possible annexation
A unique request has the Rosemount City Council asking some big questions. During the council’s last work session, Tom Furlong asked the council to consider annexing his property from Nininger Township. Furlong owns 415 acres in the township, including the Emerald Greens Golf Course....
July 17, 2014 - 12:54pm
Dog owners encouraged to keep dogs out of Lake Rebecca until algae subsides
The City of Hastings would like to remind residents that this is the time of year where bodies of stagnant water, such as lakes, ponds and ponding basins, can form algae blooms that can be potentially hazardous for both humans and animals. The city asks residents to take appropriate...
July 17, 2014 - 9:53am
Open house planned for $10.9 million trail extension at Spring Lake Park
Late this fall, work will get started on the newest section of the Mississippi River Regional Trail in Dakota County. The Mississippi River Regional Trail (MRRT) is a planned 27-mile pedestrian and bicycle trail that, when completed, will stretch from South St. Paul to Hastings along...
July 17, 2014 - 9:51am