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Hastings Star Gazette
City council: Presentations, fiber and bond sales
Voting period now under way
Local girl to represent Minnesota at national pageant
Hastings construction projects set to begin this year
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders' football plagued by turnovers in loss to Mahtomedi
HHS girls’ tennis splits matches against St. Paul North and Mahtomedi
HHS cross-country runs in Hudson Raider Invitational
Hastings’ volleyball falls to Eastview and beats Mahtomedi
Boys’ soccer goes 2-1 over the week
Returned to the wild: CNC releases rehabilitated raptors
Hastings Tires Plus owner drives fast for ChumpCar races
Utecht to visit Hastings with copies of his new book
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
arts and entertainment
Lyndon J. LaSalle, 71
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
Letter: Candidate questions campaign practices
Letter: In support of Tony Nelson
Letter: In support of Trevor Lund
Letter: In support of Tony Jurgens
Letter: In response to veteran’s letter
Real Estate Showcase
February 29, 2016
Letter: Veterans deserve quality healthcare
To the editor, Veterans and service members who have sacrificed so much to protect our country absolutely deserve quality healthcare, timely delivery of their benefits and a 21st century electronic medical records system. Sadly, that is not the case in 2016 in America. The quagmires...
February 29, 2016 - 10:38am
February 12, 2016
Editorial: Show choir’s success is evidence of hard work
Week after week, the Hastings High School top show choir, Riverside Company, proves just how good it is. So far this season, it’s swept every one of its competitions, taking home not only grand champion awards but every single caption award possible. Considering that they are going...
February 12, 2016 - 9:55am
February 5, 2016
Editorial: Transportation remains a top priority
A year or so ago, lawmakers and pretty much everyone else in St. Paul were buzzing about transportation funding. Our bridges and highways were crumbling. A long-term solution was needed. This was the year to finally get it done, to finally find and dedicate the money. But it didn’t...
February 5, 2016 - 8:38am
January 22, 2016
Letter: Thanks to those who invest in homeownership rights
I want to take a moment to thank the REALTORS® that practice real estate in the Hastings marketplace for investing to protect homeownership rights not only in our community but throughout the nation. Please be certain to thank them for giving back. John Aarness, Julie Carr, Mark...
January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
January 15, 2016
Letter: Numbers, vision, hope and our schools
To the editor, A couple of years ago we started something with the School District called Vision 2025. We’ve had terrific buy-in with over 100 people participating in one or both community meetings and dozens of people working on our three committees: Wellness, Technology and Academics....
January 15, 2016 - 11:24am
Editorial: Expand public access in Minnesota courts
Three decades in the making. That’s how significant and historic the moment was Tuesday when news cameras were allowed, for the first time, inside a criminal courtroom in Northeastern Minnesota. Unprecedented public access and new insights into the otherwise sometimes-mysterious...
January 15, 2016 - 11:18am
December 31, 2015
Guest editorial: Beware of intimidation scams
By Lori Swanson, Minnesota Attorney General Some criminals will say almost anything to try to scam people — including threatening arrest, lawsuits, imprisonment or even physical harm. While the scams take several different forms, the goal is the same—to pressure people to pay...
December 31, 2015 - 11:37am
December 24, 2015
Editorial: Here’s to the best gift ever — time
It’s Christmas Eve and yet another year on the calendar is about to tick by. Our lives are flying by at breakneck pace as we zip into Walgreens for our prescriptions, pick the kids up from school, drop them off at hockey, shuttle them to swimming and then whisk them home for showers...
December 24, 2015 - 10:14am
Letter: Reminder on being present came at just the right time
To the editor, This is more of a thank you to the editor than a letter to the editor but it needs telling. Last year, Chad Richardson wrote an article on being “too connected” and decided to make an effort to be more present. That article stuck with me so I decided to make it...
December 24, 2015 - 10:13am
December 18, 2015
Letter: Find out what God has to say regarding mankind
To the editor, God hates. That’s right He does. His word shows the reader that He has a perfect hatred as well as a perfect love. He has perfection in all His thoughts, deeds and program. In Psalms 5:5 the psalmist states that God hates all who do iniquity. The passage goes on...
December 18, 2015 - 10:06am
Editorial: Another step for marijuana in Minn.?
From the very beginning of the long struggle to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota, the endgame for some was total legalization, including for recreational use. So this seems fair to ask: Did Minnesota just take a tiny step toward total legalization with the announcement last...
December 18, 2015 - 10:01am
December 11, 2015
Editorial: So long to a great leader
Steve Messick never wrote stories for this paper. His byline never appeared next to a photo, either. For the most part, especially since coming back to work here in the early 1990s, his job was performed behind the scenes. Typically, the only time readers or advertisers would talk...
December 11, 2015 - 3:29pm
Letter: Thanks for a Thanksgiving Day dinner
To the editor, For 10 years now, a bar, a church and a restaurant havecome together and provided a hot, home-cooked Thanksgiving Day dinner for anyone who needed one. We live in a fast paced time now a days and it is just nice to be a part of a dinner that let’s you break bread...
December 11, 2015 - 8:46am
November 25, 2015
Letter: Legislature should not continue stop gap funding
To the editor, School referendums have become a familiar feature to most of us, and we are not alone. Across Minnesota, schools are having to ask their communities for funding. The State of Minnesota sets a two-year Education Budget. In 2009, Governor Pawlenty changed the payment...
November 25, 2015 - 9:01am
Letter: Eagle Bluff trip was another success
To the editor, For the 18th year, Hastings Middle School eighth-graders have enjoyed a three-day learning excursion at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. The trip has been made possible through the generous financial support of Sharon Avent, owner and CEO of SMEAD Manufacturing....
November 25, 2015 - 8:58am