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December 10, 2016
A backyard thermometer shows the temperature during polar vortex in south Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. on January 6, 2014.   REUTERS/Eric Miller/File Photoplay button
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
17 hours 16 min ago
Dressen has a Santa Claus representing several different countries on top of his kitchen cabinets.
Santa Claus has arrived at a Park Ridge apartment
18 hours 16 min ago
December 9, 2016
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
December 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
December 9, 2016 - 1:00pm
A Victorian Christmas comes to downtown Hastings
December 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Minnesota roundup: Cremated remains left at cemetery; Saturday to be Bob Dylan Day; 3 more state news stories
December 9, 2016 - 9:37am
December 8, 2016
Dakota County proposes 10 percent less spending for 2017
December 8, 2016 - 1:09pm
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, right, remarks how U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., is the most progressive member of Congress at the start of a rally Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2016 at the DECC Arena in Duluth, Minn. More than 5,000 supporters attended the event. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
December 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
Minnesota roundup: Man admits to driving drunk, hitting police car; Woman charged with causing brain injury to addiction recovery center employee; 5 more state news stories
December 8, 2016 - 9:24am
December 7, 2016
Weyand shows some of the money found inside his uncle's trunk. The money was issued by the Japanese government in the Philippines during its occupation there.
Remembering their service
December 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
"The British 75 millimeter First World War field Cannon that was placed in front of the County Courthouse was donated for scrap by the Hastings' Nelson-Lucking America Legion Post during the County's 'Victory Scrap Day' in October 1942." (Dakota County Historical Society photo, published in "Picturing the past: events that shaped Dakota County in the Twentieth Century")
The attack across the globe that hit hard here at home
December 7, 2016 - 9:04am
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
Support group forms in Hastings for those raising children with mental illness
December 6, 2016 - 9:03am
December 5, 2016
World studies teacher illustrates the past so students understand the present
December 5, 2016 - 3:47pm
A man stands near Highway 1806 just outside of the Oceti Sakowin camp as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Dec. 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
December 5, 2016 - 9:53am