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Hastings Star Gazette
Mexican food truck opens in Hastings
Dakota honoring and benefit concert is May 24-27 in Mankato
Vehicle strikes parked car on Vermillion Street
Minnesota Boychoir to perform in Hastings
Water, sewer bills to increase
crime and courts
City of Hastings
HHS boys' tennis drops conference championship to Mahtomedi
HHS boys' golf wins two triangulars, takes second in another
HHS softball falls to North St. Paul in MEC championship game
HHS trap and skeet team finishes first week of competition
HHS baseball wins three in a row, then loses two
Local thespians: Black Dirt Theater auditioning for ‘Mary Poppins’
Garage Sale Map Hunter
River Valley Band awarded $4,400 grant
Recap: Vintage crawlers visit Hastings
Cottage Grove film festival sees bigger picture
arts and entertainment
ORDINANCE NO 2017-02
PROBATE LOUGHREA HASG
ASSU HAPPYNESS HUNT
ASSU NATURZ 5
Steven L. Oostenink, 59
Barbara J. Hankes, 83
Mohsen Shoukry Yacoub, 72
Scott G. Carlson, 60
Harold M. Stenson
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
Viewpoint: Beware of 'Can you hear me?' scam calls
Editorial: Nursing home workers care — and we should, too
Letter: Lewis' support for rich is an abomination
Real Estate Showcase
March 20, 2017
Letters to the editor for March 16
Cartoon was concerning To the editor,
March 20, 2017 - 8:00am
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
How long should governmental agencies be required to retain emails before purging them? Longer than you might first think. A measure working its way through the Minnesota Senate would require schools, cities, townships, counties, etc., to retain electronic records for at least 18...
March 20, 2017 - 8:00am
March 14, 2017
Letters to the editor for March 9
Annual town meetings are a form of direct democracy To the editor, Every year Minnesota townships are required to have an "Annual Town Meeting."...
March 14, 2017 - 10:43am
March 11, 2017
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Dear Carol: My mother lives in an assisted living facility. She has arthritic pain and is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, but she usually...
March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 8, 2017
Editorial: Congratulations to state tournament athletes
Over the past weeks — and in the upcoming weeks — we've had the privilege of reporting on several local student athletes who have made it to state tournaments in their various sports. This week, we dedicate this space to them and say congratulations.
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
Letter: Rep. Jason Lewis' missed opportunities
Rep. Jason Lewis' missed opportunities On Saturday, Feb. 25, I attended a town hall meeting in Burnsville, the last of three town halls scheduled...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 24, 2017
Temper fear with information, caution
Last week, Hastings police held a community notification meeting in regards to a level three predatory offender who was about to move into this city. First of all, we would like to thank the police, the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Dakota County and the Jacob Wetterling Resource...
February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 23, 2017
Letters to the editor for Feb. 23
HHS play was 'emotional manifesto' To the editor, A word to the cast of "Emotional Baggage" enacted on stage Feb. 10, 11 and 12 in the Hastings High School: You portrayed the individual characters with enthusiasm! In fact, you were much too good in leading us to the conclusion of...
February 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 18, 2017
Editorial: Vermillion Street plan needs to be strong, proactive
This year marks the start of what could be a major redevelopment project. The city is searching out a consultant to help develop a master plan for the Vermillion Street Corridor. We don't know yet exactly what this master plan will say. We don't know exactly what it will include....
February 18, 2017 - 8:00am
February 11, 2017
Editorial: City goals are heading in the right direction
Early Tuesday morning this past week, Mayor Paul Hicks delivered his annual State of the City Address. The yearly speech is one that summarizes key achievements of the past year and also offers a taste of what the city hopes to accomplish in the coming year.
February 11, 2017 - 9:00am
February 9, 2017
Letters to the editor for Feb. 9
Baby Boomers needed to drive busesTo the editor, Your skills are in great demand. You are needed to transport the most valuable cargo on the...
February 9, 2017 - 1:32pm
January 24, 2017
Editorial: City dogs should be licensed
Last week, we wrote about a new option for dog owners in this city that allows for a lifetime dog license, eliminating the need for dog owners to renew their license every two years. We've seen some feedback from our readers, and it sounds like there are plenty of dog owners who didn't...
January 24, 2017 - 9:01am
January 16, 2017
Letters to the editor for Jan. 12
Look out for mailbox thefts To the editor, After 30 years of delivering mail in this town and doing my best to keep it safe and secured, I had...
January 16, 2017 - 2:18pm
January 4, 2017
Letter: Making our votes count
When we voted in the 2016 general election, we became winners. We have a continued faith in our republic form of government. Through 200-plus...
January 4, 2017 - 3:59pm
December 25, 2016
Editorial: Hastings has given the gift of compassion
Wow. Back in November, as the holiday season was kicking into high gear, we urged readers to remember that the holidays are a time of joy, but also a time of need. You have definitely done so. Every week for the past two months or so, we have received news of organizations, businesses,...
December 25, 2016 - 8:00am