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Hastings Star Gazette
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
Police uncover basement marijuana grow operation
Hastings sisters launch wig boutique downtown
Former RJ’s to remain vacant
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
March 22, 2016
Artspace gains Planning Commission approval
Artspace is one step away from gaining the major approvals necessary for it to start construction of a new mixed use, artists’ live/work unit...
March 22, 2016 - 8:30am
March 10, 2016
Public Arts Task Force seeks citizen feedback on art
The Public Arts Task Force formed by the City of Hastings has received multiple proposals for their call for public art, and is now seeking public response to the pieces that are under consideration. A survey has been created on the city’s website; members of the public can review...
March 10, 2016 - 9:59am
Sen. Sieben unveils paid family and medical leave proposal
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Monday morning, March 7, Sen. Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove) was joined by more than a dozen statewide advocacy groups to unveil her Paid Family and Medical Leave bill. One day ahead of the start of the 2016 Legislative Session, Sieben says she is looking forward...
March 10, 2016 - 8:59am
March 4, 2016
City Council: Commissioner recognition, site plans and park fees
The Hastings City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. First off, the council will formally recognize planning commissioner Russ Rohloff for his years of service to the city. Rohloff has served six years on the...
March 4, 2016 - 10:47am
February 5, 2016
McNamara, Sieben hear about improving transportation, ‘surplus desires’ and more
For a little more than hour Monday night at Hastings City Hall, Rep. Denny McNamara, Republican, Hastings, and Sen. Katie Sieben, Democrat, Cottage Grove, heard about improving transportation in the state, wishes for what to do with the state’s expected $1.2 billion surplus and...
February 5, 2016 - 8:37am
February 1, 2016
City Council: A first-floor apartment in downtown
The Hastings City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 1. A look at the agenda suggests it could be a quick meeting. Beyond the approval of the minutes from two previous council meetings and the consent agenda, the council is only scheduled to address...
February 1, 2016 - 11:14am
January 21, 2016
Hastings police launch body camera pilot program
The Hastings City Council approved the start of a new pilot program putting video cameras on police officers. The program is expected to last...
January 21, 2016 - 1:04pm
January 15, 2016
City Council: Storm water management, sewer reconstruction and police body cameras
The Hastings City Council will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. City offices are closed on Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. The council will consider an amendment to city code regarding...
January 15, 2016 - 10:25am
January 13, 2016
Assembly passes anti-heroin bills; GOP lawmaker flips off minority leader on Assembly floor; 13 more state news stories
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Assembly has passed four bills aimed at curbing the state's growing heroin problem. They were sent to the Senate Tuesday on voice votes. It was the second set of proposals in two years from John Nygren, (R-Marinette) whose daughter has fought a heroin addiction....
January 13, 2016 - 7:57am
December 18, 2015
City Council: Service recognition, new liquor licenses and expanding city borders
The Hastings City Council will hold its final meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. Several city employees will be recognized for achieving years of service milestones. Employees who have worked for the city for...
December 18, 2015 - 9:54am
December 17, 2015
County levy increase is .41 percent over 2015
Dakota County property taxpayers probably will see a slight increase in the county portion of their 2016 property taxes following action this week by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the County Board approved a 2016 county budget of $400,982,893...
December 17, 2015 - 8:39am
Council ready to approve next year’s city budget
The Hastings City Council will approve its 2016 budget and tax levy at its next meeting, Dec. 21. The details of the proposed budget were presented at the annual Truth in Taxation hearing, which was held Dec. 7. The city operates through a number of funds which are fed by several...
December 17, 2015 - 8:30am
December 4, 2015
City Council: New firefighter, a $1 sale and next year’s taxes
The Hastings City Council will hold its next regular council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. Korey Ketchmark will be welcomed as the newest firefighter/paramedic at the Hastings Fire Department. The council will hear a presentation from...
December 4, 2015 - 9:31am
November 16, 2015
City Council: Final votes ready for Great Rivers Landing (former Hudson) development
The Hastings City Council has some major decisions to make tonight (Nov. 16) at its regular meeting. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda First up is a set of introductions. Three new city staff members will be introduced: Paige Marschall, recreation programming specialist;...
November 16, 2015 - 8:57am
November 11, 2015
City says ‘no’ to Shepherd of the Valley’s fitness center proposal
On Monday evening, the city council rejected a request from Shepherd of the Valley Church to rezone its property, saying that the reason for the rezone doesn’t fit within the neighborhood. The church had hoped to create a fitness facility in its basement level. The church would...
November 11, 2015 - 8:40am