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Former Hastings Mayor Lu Stoffel dies

Former Hastings Mayor Lu Stoffel died Monday, April 27.

A strong Hastings activist, Stoffel served on the Hastings City Council for more than 10 years before being elected mayor in 1981. She was mayor for 10 years.

She was a long-time member of the Hastings Women's Club, the Dakota County Historical Society and advocated to preserve the history of the community, including the LeDuc Historic Estate and the former Dakota County Courthouse, now Hastings City Hall.

Arrangements are pending with the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home and Cremation Service.