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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
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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
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Letters to the editor for March 16
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March 10, 2016
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
Hastings resident challenges Hudson development
by Katrina Styx • Staff writer email@example.com Hastings resident Mark Schauer came to Monday’s city council meeting with...
November 11, 2015 - 8:34am
October 30, 2015
City Council: Church fitness, a much needed sewer main and a request to reconsider
The Hastings City Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. The council will read a formal proclamation in observance of Veteran’s Day, which is Nov. 11. The community will host several observances...
October 30, 2015 - 12:25pm