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February 16, 2017
City begins work on Vermillion Street Corridor project
February 16, 2017 - 3:36pm
February 11, 2017
Mayor Paul Hicks delivers his annual State of the City Address inside the city council chambers at City Hall. (Submitted photo)
Mayor delivers State of the City Address
February 11, 2017 - 8:00am
January 20, 2017
Minnesota state Reps. Paul Anderson of Starbuck, left, and Clark Johnson of North Mankato talk Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in the state House. State lawmakers will be asked to approve a bill paying Minnesotans who lose money working in Wisconsin, which charges many income levels higher taxes. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Legislation would pay Minnesotans for Wisconsin tax losses
January 20, 2017 - 8:49am
January 13, 2017
City now offers lifetime dog license
January 13, 2017 - 1:21pm
January 10, 2017
Bonding a common bond for lawmakers
January 10, 2017 - 9:07am
January 4, 2017
An overflow crowd, mostly of construction workers, jams a Minnesota legislative hearing room Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, to hear testimony about the need to increase transportation funding. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Agreement continues on MN transportation needs, not funding
January 4, 2017 - 11:05am
December 31, 2016
Tony Nelson sat down for a chat with us at Caribou Coffee in Hastings last week. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Outgoing council member proud of city staffing, development, proactive approach
December 31, 2016 - 2:08pm
December 29, 2016
Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, will join the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in January, after her Senate term ends. Gov. Mark Dayton announced her appointment Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Senate)
Sieben appointed to Public Utilities Commission
December 29, 2016 - 6:11pm
December 19, 2016
Anthony (Tony) Alongi is pictured in BreakAway Cafe in Hastings, where he said he'll likely be spending plenty of time in the future. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
After 12 years, Alongi kept his original promises
December 19, 2016 - 8:27am
Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, will lead a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20, on public safety workers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. (Forum News Service file photo)
Schoen to convene roundtable on public safety worker PTSD
December 19, 2016 - 7:33am
December 13, 2016
City approves full rollout of police body cameras
December 13, 2016 - 4:00pm
December 8, 2016
Dakota County proposes 10 percent less spending for 2017
December 8, 2016 - 1:09pm
December 6, 2016
The property at 313 Ramsey Street was cause for considerable discussion at the Hastings City Council over recent weeks. On Monday, the council approved a request to rezone the site to RMU (residential mixed use), allowing the first floor to be used as a commercial space. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Council reverses rezoning decision for 313 Ramsey St.
December 6, 2016 - 10:07am
December 5, 2016
City seeks public comments on police body camera program
December 5, 2016 - 9:01am
December 2, 2016
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
December 2, 2016 - 9:49am