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Update: Prescott man charged with attempted homicide in stabbing case
Red Bulls get deployment notice
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Minn. men accused in Prescott robbery case
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Hastings now home of semi-pro box lacrosse team the Hastings Walleye
Through players' eyes: AAU basketball - the experience
Women’s power volleyball captains meeting is Aug. 16
Miesville Mudhens advance to class B state tournament
Woodbury ninja goes to nationals
Hudson church goes dementia-friendly
Hooked on a new hobby: DNR hosts Karen community members at Lake Rebecca
PHOTOS: Visitors enjoy pieces of yesteryear at Antique Power Show
Sights from the 39th annual Rivertown Days
'Mary Poppins' continues this week
arts and entertainment
Assumed Name Father Fix It
Probate for Estate of Ona Gabriel
Denmark Twp PC Hrg Oakdgreen Meadows Subdivision
City of Hastings 2016 Annual Disclosure
Probate Harold O. Toupin Estate
James J.Downey, 83
Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Hanson
Jodi Marie (Kebble) Carlson, 56
Amanda Jo Garrett, 37
Rose M. Sieben, 88
Editorial: Conservation success story continues to soar
Viewpoint: Dakota County Fair showcases the best of the best
Viewpoint: Dakota County going up in the world
Editorial: The fair is still the fair
Editorial: Read, debate with an open mind
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December 5, 2016
World studies teacher illustrates the past so students understand the present
The new world studies teacher at Hastings High School has a passion for history. His journey to becoming a teacher though, can be traced back to his love of ultimate frisbee. Derek Fairbanks, a 2007 graduate of Hastings High School, had always loved playing ultimate frisbee, but there...
December 5, 2016 - 3:47pm
SEAS students score high in Measure of Academic Progress test
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton students recently scored above average in the Measures of Academic Progress (MAPS), a test that creates a personalized...
December 5, 2016 - 8:48am
November 29, 2016
Two Hastings students earn highest FFA degree
Two college students from Hastings recently completed a major accomplishment within Future Farmers of America. Aaron Mamer and Gabriella Sorg,...
November 29, 2016 - 8:28am
November 28, 2016
Academic, social growth are important to new Pinecrest teacher
As it turns out, the new kindergarten teacher at Pinecrest Elementary isn’t so new after all. Emily Cobenais was a student teacher at Pinecrest two times while she was getting her degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She started teaching full...
November 28, 2016 - 9:25am
November 24, 2016
Online school setting helped Hastings teen overcome personal struggle
When Kyle Stendel was struggling in the public school setting and battling anxiety and depression, his mother, Wendy Stendel, took it upon herself to find an alternative solution. She found the online school called Insight School of Minnesota, a public, online school for grades six...
November 24, 2016 - 8:00am
November 21, 2016
Finalists announced in VFW essay contests
Each year, students in Hastings public and homes-based schools enter the Hastings VFW Post 1210 patriotic youth essay competition. This provides...
November 21, 2016 - 11:54am
November 17, 2016
Cavallaro incorporates art integration teaching methods
Inspiring kids and building relationships are two reasons Marie Cavallaro likes teaching elementary students. Cavallaro is a new third-grade teacher at McAuliffe Elementary this year. Last year, Cavallaro spent the year teaching fourth-graders at Doral Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada....
November 17, 2016 - 1:20pm
November 14, 2016
French teacher uses first-hand experiences in the classroom
A family myth is one of the reasons Anthony Letourneau decided to take French in high school, jumpstarting his interest in the language and leading him to a degree in education. This year, he is the new French and English teacher at Hastings High School. Letourneau is a French last...
November 14, 2016 - 9:01am
November 12, 2016
Hastings outperforms state in reading and math, but achievement gap still there
Statewide test results show that Hastings Public School District is outperforming the state when it comes to reading and math. Hastings shows a math proficiency level 10.8 percent higher than the state and a reading proficiency level that is nearly 3 percent higher. However that doesn’t...
November 12, 2016 - 8:00am
November 7, 2016
Reading teacher uses book clubs to generate better readers
The new middle school language arts and reading teacher remembers struggling with her own reading when she was in high school. Nancy Wohnoutka said she had to work hard and practice a lot to improve her reading skills because she knew she wanted to go to college. “I think reading...
November 7, 2016 - 9:06am
November 5, 2016
In-home child care provider uses kindergarten readiness best practices
A local in-home child care provider was recently honored by the Parent Aware for School Readiness (PASR) a nonprofit dedicated to improving the school readiness of Minnesota children. Janice Hakseth has been providing in-home family child care in her Hastings home for about 27 years....
November 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 1, 2016
Local schools participate in bully prevention month
October was national bullying prevention month according to PACER, the Minnesota parent training and information center funded by the U.S. Department...
November 1, 2016 - 11:27am
October 26, 2016
HHS Wind Ensemble hosts Connection Concert
The Hastings High School Wind Ensemble teamed up with the River Valley Band and the Medalist Concert Band Tuesday evening to perform a concert...
October 26, 2016 - 11:19am
October 25, 2016
Catholic schools raise money in marathon fundraiser
Every year, St. John the Baptist and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton schools participate in the Minnesota Marathon for Nonpublic Education in an effort...
October 25, 2016 - 4:47pm
Angie Bronk adds teamwork, value to her classroom
Angie Bronk started thinking teachers were inspirational people when her fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Muhvic, sent her to a writing conference. “I’ve always loved writing … and she actually would read all my really long stories that I would write and I knew that she read the whole...
October 25, 2016 - 9:02am