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Hastings Star Gazette
Still little evidence for removal of symptom-free wisdom teeth
CLIMB presents program on empathy and inclusions to youngsters at HCDC
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Girl Scouts install Gaga ball pit at Pleasant Park, open house is Sept. 23
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders' football blanked by South St. Paul Packers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
HHS runners perform well in conference and Mayo cross-country meets
Raiders girls’ soccer wins first match of the season
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
Mariah Smith joins SEAS as new youth minister
Army veteran’s painting displayed at State Fair
Civil War Weekend comes to LeDuc Historic Estate Sept. 10-11
arts and entertainment
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10,
David D. Marshall
Mary M. Thurmes, 101
Sharon Jean Carroll
Mark W. Denn, 59
Mary Kimmes, 90
Editorial: How to stay on course when supporting charitable athletic events
Letter: Summer’s not over yet
Letter: Hastings is full of kind people
Letter: In support of Jason Lewis
Letter: Don’t count on biased candidate forums
Real Estate Showcase
Hastings Star Gazette is moving
The Hastings Star Gazette newspaper office is moving to a new location this week. After spending seven years at its current location (745 Spiral Blvd. in the Hastings Business and Industrial Park) the Star Gazette is moving its office operations downtown. The new address, effective...
July 26, 2016 - 8:41am
July 20, 2016
Flint Hills Resources employees plant milkweed for monarch butterflies
A group of employees from Flint Hills Resources recently planted more than 400 native prairie plants – including milkweed – at the Pine Bend Bluffs natural area to help attract monarch butterflies, whose population is in decline. The second annual event was conducted in partnership...
July 20, 2016 - 11:05am
July 17, 2016
Treasure Island breaks ground on $86 million project
Treasure Island Resort and Casino broke ground Tuesday, July 12, on an $86 million dollar project with the first phase scheduled to be completed...
July 17, 2016 - 8:00am
July 8, 2016
Smead announces promotion of Casey Avent to president
Smead Manufacturing announced last Wednesday the promotion of Casey Avent to president effective July 1, 2016. On July 1, 1998, Sharon Avent became Smead’s President and CEO. Eighteen years later, Sharon believes the time is right to turn over this important role to her son. “Casey...
July 8, 2016 - 10:07am
July 4, 2016
Fasbender to transition to home salon after sale of business
Mary Fasbender launched her business, MDK Design for Hair, when she was just 23 years old. “I knew from when I was a kid that I wanted to be...
July 4, 2016 - 3:21pm
July 1, 2016
‘Best of’ scam targets Hastings businesses
A Hastings business keyed in on a unique scam recently that appears to target Hastings businesses. The scam arrived about two weeks ago in the email inbox of Jeff Peters, owner of Rio Gran Boarding, Daycare and Training Academy. It was a notification, he said, that his business had...
July 1, 2016 - 10:28am
June 26, 2016
Doffing attends national conference
David Doffing of Hastings attended CONNECT2016, HD Vest’s annual national conference. HD Vest Investment Services, the leading independent broker-dealer empowering holistic wealth management-based investment services, hosted over 1,600 participants as part of CONNECT2016, which...
June 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
June 24, 2016
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt magazine, based in Blue Earth, Minn. is owned by Bob Bromeland. The sale is expected to close on July 8. A letter...
June 24, 2016 - 1:54pm
Longtime Hastings salon owner sells business
Mary Fasbender, a longtime Hastings salon owner and community activist has announced the sale of her company, MDK Design for Hair, LLC, to Nicole Swanson, owner of Nicole’s New Wave Salon. Swanson will keep the name, location, phone number and all other things of the beloved business,...
June 24, 2016 - 12:21pm
June 18, 2016
Carlson Capital Management recognized as Employer of Excellence
Carlson Capital Management (CCM) announced this week that the firm has been recognized by the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board as an Employer of Excellence. In the board’s inaugural year of granting the award, CCM was one of nine employers honored at an event May 25. Small...
June 18, 2016 - 8:00am
June 17, 2016
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
Forum Communications Co., or FCC, announced today it is entering into an agreement to purchase the publications and a carrier delivery company owned by Helmer Printing. The deal is scheduled to close Monday, June 27. Helmer Printing is a third-generation, family-owned company based...
June 17, 2016 - 12:02pm
Cranky Ape to move (back) to Hastings
This fall, a unique business will be moving its corporate headquarters to Hastings. Cranky Ape is an online auction business that primarily sells powersports vehicles like motorcycles, personal watercraft and all-terrain vehicles. In a few months, the business will be setting up operations...
June 17, 2016 - 9:58am
June 16, 2016
Afton Apple begins 18th strawberry season
The strawberries are ready to go at Afton Apple, and so is Randy Sambolt, one of the orchard’s longest-standing employees. With a smile on...
June 16, 2016 - 1:39pm
May 26, 2016
Beskau Transport wins award
Beskau Transport, LLC, was presented a Platinum Award by Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2015 National Safety Awards Program. Beskau Transport was established in 1957 with one, single-axle milk truck in Hastings. Today, they are a second-generation, family-owned transportation...
May 26, 2016 - 9:01am
May 13, 2016
Hastings couple launches gaming business
A Hastings family has launched a unique new business that takes mainstream gaming on the road. The Power Up Truck is a mobile gaming center....
May 13, 2016 - 11:57am