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Hastings Star Gazette
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Girl Scouts install Gaga ball pit at Pleasant Park, open house is Sept. 23
Police uncover basement marijuana grow operation
Hastings sisters launch wig boutique downtown
Former RJ’s to remain vacant
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders' football blanked by South St. Paul Packers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
HHS runners perform well in conference and Mayo cross-country meets
Raiders girls’ soccer wins first match of the season
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
Mariah Smith joins SEAS as new youth minister
Army veteran’s painting displayed at State Fair
Civil War Weekend comes to LeDuc Historic Estate Sept. 10-11
arts and entertainment
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10,
David D. Marshall
Mary M. Thurmes, 101
Sharon Jean Carroll
Mark W. Denn, 59
Mary Kimmes, 90
Editorial: How to stay on course when supporting charitable athletic events
Letter: Summer’s not over yet
Letter: Hastings is full of kind people
Letter: In support of Jason Lewis
Letter: Don’t count on biased candidate forums
Real Estate Showcase
June 8, 2016
Viewpoint: Honor America's freedom June 14
The United States flag can be seen as a symbol of freedom, life, compassion and love of the American soldier and country. The hope and opportunity represented by our national symbol was not lost in the 19th Century. French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville who wrote that America “as...
June 8, 2016 - 11:27am
October 4, 2013
Book Report: Doing a father, and a graceful writer, proud
It’s commonplace for Minnesota readers to get together and talk about the state’s greatest novelists. Sinclair Lewis and F. Scott...
October 4, 2013 - 12:01pm
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book...
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries...
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll...
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
March 22, 2013
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher,...
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
March 14, 2013
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan...
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
February 25, 2013
Book Report: The dirt: Even Puritans didn't always come clean
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about...
February 25, 2013 - 3:12pm
February 21, 2013
Book Report: Court documents reveal historical truths
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the seventeenth century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays...
February 21, 2013 - 9:44am
February 14, 2013
Book Review: Diary entries sum up tales of rich and famous
"October 27, 1940, Sunday -- Went to chapel all day as usual. Our big meeting next Sunday. Gwilym Rees will be preaching. "October 29, 1940,...
February 14, 2013 - 12:23pm
February 1, 2013
Book Report: Going back keeps stories going
Sometimes an author doesn't realize he's got a good thing going and plunges on ahead when he might well have done better had he looked back. Popular...
February 1, 2013 - 8:44am
January 23, 2013
Book Report: The rise and fall of empires
I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert...Near them, on the sand, Half sunk,...
January 23, 2013 - 2:49pm
January 17, 2013
Confessions and pointers of a luxury hotel employee
Heads up! We've got a book about heads this week, "Heads in Beds," by Jacob Tomsky (Doubleday, $25.95). But first a brief dissertation on what...
January 17, 2013 - 8:04am
January 11, 2013
Book Report: Railway images take me down the tracks
I often receive books that make me think of old friends and relatives no longer here to enjoy them. Whenever I receive a book by Jerry Apps,...
January 11, 2013 - 9:04am
December 28, 2012
Book Report: Minnesota writers shine bright
"Thirty Rooms to Hide In," by Luke Longstreet Sullivan (University of Minnesota Press, $24.95) has a subtitle that sort of grabs you: "Insanity,...
December 28, 2012 - 4:14pm