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Rescue crews save man who nearly went over Vermillion River Falls
Drought, hard winter suspected in death of Industrial Park trees
Downtown project moves into final design: Council approves general scope of the Riverfront Renaissance project
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
California artist in shantyboat stops in Hastings during Mississippi River tour
Campus news ending week of Aug. 1
HHS grad takes alternate route to teaching career
Artist's launch expedition in shantyboat on Mississippi River, stop in Hastings
Human rights documentary was shown at library
arts and entertainment
Sharon Ann Parkin, 75
Harry E. Borg, 73
Scott W. Taylor, 97
Chris E. Illa, 49
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Letter: Downtown needs store that attracts the average resident
Letter: Kline deserves rank as worst congressman
Editorial: Passing of Bob McNamara is sad news for Gophers fans
Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
November 3, 2011
Vikings stadium special session plan derails
ST. PAUL -- The wheels are coming off the Minnesota Vikings stadium express. A Wednesday meeting among key politicians resulted in one agreement: A special legislative session to deal with building a new stadium is not likely, definitely not before Thanksgiving. Democratic Gov.
November 3, 2011 - 9:02am
November 2, 2011
Lawmakers seek to limit school levy votes
ST. PAUL -- More than 100 Minnesota school districts ask voters to approve paying $900 million more property taxes next week in an election some Republican lawmakers say was scheduled to favor passage. "This is not good for democracy," Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, said Wednesday. Garofalo,...
November 2, 2011 - 3:34pm
October 28, 2011
Dayton, GOP leaders on Vikings stadium: 'Stay tuned'
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders met for more than two hours about a Minnesota Vikings football stadium Friday morning, emerging with no agreements. "All I can say is, 'Stay tuned,'" Dayton said during a brief news conference. Democrat Dayton met with Republican...
October 28, 2011 - 12:18pm
October 27, 2011
Bank investments designed to help small businesses get loans
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials hope a $100 million investment they are making in banks will end up in the hands of small business owners. That could result in more jobs across the state. Gov.
October 27, 2011 - 12:03pm
Political parties argue over redistricting fundamentals
October 27, 2011 - 8:24am
October 21, 2011
Odd legislative couple suggests giving Vikings the Metrodome
ST. PAUL -- A conservative representative and liberal senator who seldom agree on political issues want to give the Minnesota Vikings football team the Metrodome if the team agrees to stay in the state 25 years. Rep. Linda Runbeck, R-Circle Pines, and Sen.
October 21, 2011 - 12:07pm
October 20, 2011
Dayton seeks better results in government reform efforts
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
October 20, 2011 - 3:25pm
Dayton plans Nov. 7 stadium proposal
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton gives himself a Nov. 7 deadline for releasing a Vikings football stadium construction plan, but only if others get him information on time. "I am still in a listening mode," Dayton said Wednesday, adding that he has asked the Vikings and others to deliver...
October 20, 2011 - 8:36am
October 11, 2011
Pawlenty: Bet too much on Iowa
ST. PAUL -- Tim Pawlenty now thinks he spent too much time and money in Iowa, and Monday night said that if he knew then what he knows now he probably would still be in the Republican presidential race. After his official governor's portrait was unveiled Monday night in the Minnesota...
government / politics
October 11, 2011 - 12:53pm
August 30, 2011
In Minnesota speech, Obama says he will work to improve veterans' lives
MINNEAPOLIS - President Barack Obama told thousands of American Legion members what many hoped to hear Tuesday as he pledged to improve their health care and fight unemployment and homelessness among veterans. "As today's wars end, as our troops come home, we're reminded once more...
August 30, 2011 - 3:57pm
Speaking in Minneapolis, Obama promises to help unemployed veterans
MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama told 10,000 military veterans Tuesday morning that the country needs to take care of them "as well as you have taken care of us." In a 34-minute speech, he outlined plans to help unemployed veterans find jobs. Speaking to the national American...
August 30, 2011 - 9:54am
August 15, 2011
Presidential town hall attendees sought
The Hastings Star Gazette would like to talk with Hastings residents who attended President Barack Obama's town hall meeting in Cannon Falls Monday. If you were in attendance, please contact Chad Richardson at 651-319-4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
news / politics
August 15, 2011 - 10:00am
August 10, 2011
Obama plans Monday Minnesota visit
ST. PAUL -- President Barack Obama plans a southern Minnesota visit next week to start a three-state rural Midwestern tour. The White House late Tuesday afternoon issued a statement with no details. "President Obama will travel to the Midwest on a three-day economic bus tour, making...
August 10, 2011 - 9:13am
July 20, 2011
By the bill: A summary of the budget session
ST. PAUL -- Here is a look at bills the Minnesota Legislature passed during its special session, called to fund state government for two years: -- Health and human services -- $11.4 billion, about $1 billion more than the last budget. No one receiving health care should lose...
July 20, 2011 - 8:19am
Bills signed as shutdown ends, but government restart not immediate
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
July 20, 2011 - 8:13am