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Lakeside Cemetery to celebrate 150 years with community event
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Body Works to host 5K
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
crime and courts
City of Hastings
HHS girls' golf wins first conference match to start season
HHS boys' tennis wins three matches in a row to improve to 6-1
HHS softball remains undefeated after two more MEC wins
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Hastings woman competes in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Local student excels in NDSU Innovation Challenge
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Register For Hastings Community Garage Sale
Simple Steps program encourages walking in Dakota County
arts and entertainment
Ridgeview Homeowners Association vs Carlson
BIDS wood cell DOOR
Phyllis C. Marty, 70
Janet Nielsen Gratz, 71
John "Jack" Zeverino, 71
Loretta M. Mailand, 89
Letter: Jurgens, Franke helped get tax relief passed
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Viewpoint: To reach potential, southeast MN needs better broadband
Letters to the editor for March 30
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Real Estate Showcase
April 23, 2016
Council waives SAC, WAC fees for YMCA expansion
The Hastings City Council voted 5-2 Monday evening to waive about $52,000 worth of water and sewer access charges for the Hastings YMCA, a form of financial assistance for the YMCA’s upcoming expansion project. The fees, commonly referred to as SAC and WAC fees, are funds collected...
April 23, 2016 - 8:00am
April 17, 2016
Riverfront Renaissance project comes in 27 percent above expectations
The Hastings City Council recently approved a contract with Pember Companies to complete the third phase of the Riverfront Renaissance project in downtown Hastings. Only three companies bid on the project, and even Pember’s low bid of about $2.9 million was 27 percent higher than...
April 17, 2016 - 8:00am
April 7, 2016
City Council welcomes new employees
The Hastings City Council welcomed six new police reservists and one new police officer to the ranks on Monday evening. New reservists, pictured...
April 7, 2016 - 9:25am
April 1, 2016
City Council: New staff, Riverfront Renaissance and Artspace
The Hastings City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at Hastings City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda A number of new employees will be welcomed to the city and introduced to the council. Among them are Senior Accountant Diane Archer,...
April 1, 2016 - 1:51pm
March 30, 2016
SWCD Board election filings begin May 17
Individuals interested in natural resource management in Dakota County should consider filing May 17 to May 31 to run for the position of Supervisor...
March 30, 2016 - 1:17pm
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