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Hastings Star Gazette
Second Childhood to change name to SC Toys
Public Safety Committee discusses residency restrictions for sex offenders
HFS to host Hastings Tastings March 28
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
RAD Zoo visits Pleasant Hill Library
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Coach looks to carry momentum into next season
Raider gymnasts finish season on a high note
Raiders look to continue strong MEC play, improve against section opponents next year
Raider boys' hockey lays foundation for years to come
Alpine Ski teams receive awards at end-of-season banquet
Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
HFS to host city-wide food fight
Hastings Reads main event fills HAC
arts and entertainment
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Letters to the editor for March 16
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
Letters to the editor for March 9
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Editorial: Congratulations to state tournament athletes
Real Estate Showcase
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
May 5, 2016
Wise Family Funeral and Cremation Services observes 15 years of service
Mike Wise has always found satisfaction from being involved with people. In the 15 years he and his wife Mary have owned and managed the Wise...
May 5, 2016 - 8:57am
April 22, 2016
Hastings woman’s business a means of cleansing body and soul
Tracy Fritze can often be found In an upper room of her rural Denmark Township home, a room she calls “the soap room.” There’s no complex...
April 22, 2016 - 11:08am
April 15, 2016
Hastings brewer featured at Wyatt’s
When Hastings resident Nic Brau was younger, most of his friends were drinking mainstream beers. He, on the other hand, was more drawn to a smaller...
April 15, 2016 - 7:52am
April 2, 2016
Going green one paint job at a time
Wayne’s Auto Body in Hastings took a big step toward being more environmentally friendly. The business made some big changes in its operations...
April 2, 2016 - 8:00am