Skip to main content
Hastings Star Gazette
Early-childhood education money in dispute
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Minnesota roundup: Remains found near Brainerd identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Local man found his calling playing Irish pipes
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
crime and courts
City of Hastings
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
Last days of MN FoodShare match for HFS
Hastings Relay for Life reboots for 2017
Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Patricia A. Bremner Estate; File 19HA-PR-17-198
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Manuel P. Caro Estate; File 19HA-PR-17-189
PROBATE ORDER and HEARING: John P. Sauber Jr. Estate; 19HA-PR-17-197
Bradley James Anderson, 51
Sylvester 'Vess' Denn, 98
Ronald "Ron" Tix, 74
Nicolas "Nico" Aardappel, 23
Billy "Bill" Nash, 91
Letters to the editor for March 23
Letters to the editor for March 16
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
Letters to the editor for March 9
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Real Estate Showcase
March 27, 2017
Public Safety Committee discusses residency restrictions for sex offenders
The City Council's Public Safety Committee met March 20 to discuss concerns related to a predatory offender ordinance. City council members Lori Braucks, Lisa Leifeld and Tina Folch, City Attorney Dan Fluegel, City Administrator Melanie Mesko Lee and Chief of Police Bryan Schafer...
March 27, 2017 - 8:00am
March 23, 2017
City approves 2017 street project
Hastings road construction plans for 2017 are underway. On Monday, the Hastings City Council heard comments from residents regarding the work...
March 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 16, 2017
Rep. Jurgens moves bill to stop speed changes on Hwy. 316
Rep. Tony Jurgens (R-Cottage Grove) has started moving a bill through the Minnesota House of Representatives that would force the Minnesota Department...
March 16, 2017 - 9:00am
March 14, 2017
Townships hold elections
Township elections will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, March 14. Hastings area townships holding elections are Nininger, Vermillion, Marshan, Hampton, Douglas and Ravenna. There are no races for the offices. The Town of Douglas will elect one town supervisor (three-year term)...
March 14, 2017 - 10:46am
March 13, 2017
Transit board's breakup delayed by Dakota County objections
Washington County is caught in the middle of a messy divorce.
March 13, 2017 - 3:13pm
March 6, 2017
City looks to reduce WAC/SAC by 25 percent
As the Hastings City Council looks to adjust its water and sewer (utility) rates, they are also taking a look at a related fee: sewer access charges and water access charges.
March 6, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 28, 2017
Local water, sewer bills likely to increase
Hastings residents may see some changes to their water and sewer bills this year.
February 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
Jurgens to fight for 35 mph on Highway 316
Hastings' new State Representative, Tony Jurgens (R-Cottage Grove), announced late last week that he will make an effort to keep speed limits...
February 28, 2017 - 8:00am
February 21, 2017
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Cindy Woldstad lived in pain, then became hooked on opioid painkillers.
February 21, 2017 - 9:33pm
February 17, 2017
City approves 30 new home sites in South Oaks subdivision
Hastings is slated to get 30 new single-family homes just north of South Oaks Drive. On Feb. 6, the Hastings City Council unanimously approved...
February 17, 2017 - 10:08am
February 16, 2017
City begins work on Vermillion Street Corridor project
This year, the downtown Riverfront Renaissance project will be finished. The project has earned praise from locals and outsiders alike in recent years, and it's considered a major point of pride for the Hastings City Council. But rather than sitting back and admiring their work, the...
February 16, 2017 - 3:36pm
February 11, 2017
Mayor delivers State of the City Address
Mayor Paul Hicks delivered his annual State of the City Address Tuesday morning, Feb. 7. The speech, about 25 minutes long, highlighted some...
February 11, 2017 - 8:00am
January 20, 2017
Legislation would pay Minnesotans for Wisconsin tax losses
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House Taxes Committee chairman is tired of dealing with Wisconsin about income taxes. So Chairman Greg Davids,...
January 20, 2017 - 8:49am
January 13, 2017
City now offers lifetime dog license
The Hastings City Council has approved the first change of the year to city ordinances. The action, taken Jan. 3 at the council's first regular meeting, added a new lifetime dog license to the books. City laws, for many years, have required dog owners living within the city to obtain...
January 13, 2017 - 1:21pm
January 10, 2017
Bonding a common bond for lawmakers
All three south Washington County lawmakers will be involved when the Legislature crafts a new state public works funding bill. Dan Schoen, DFL-St....
January 10, 2017 - 9:07am