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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
November 13, 2015
Editorial: District and police handled threat well
What a wild week it was at Hastings High School. Principal Mike Johnson showed up for work early Wednesday and browsed through his emails. There he found something terrifying — a threat to his students and staff. Except, from the outset, the threat seemed a bit weird. The student...
November 13, 2015 - 11:01am
October 30, 2015
Editorial: Redevelopment looks like a major success
Redevelopment can be a very tricky proposition. The city’s role in it can be even trickier. Based on what we saw this week, though, it looks like the redevelopment of the old Hudson Manufacturing Co. building in downtown Hastings will be a huge step forward. There will be 60 apartments...
October 30, 2015 - 1:53pm
October 22, 2015
Editorial: Let's look in the mirror and laugh at ourselves
On Friday afternoon, Hastings High School senior Nick McGrath had one really memorable moment. In front of the whole school, he was crowned homecoming king. What followed was certainly memorable, too. As he turned to greet his friends on the royalty, his crown fell off. As it tumbled...
October 22, 2015 - 11:33am
October 9, 2015
Editorial: Stradal’s career seems likely to take off
On Thursday, Hastings native J. Ryan Stradal returned home to speak to a huge crowd at the Pleasant Hill Library. Stradal talked about his first book, a novel titled “Kitchens of the Great Midwest.” The book has been praised up and down across the country. It was an Editor’s...
October 9, 2015 - 9:06am
September 25, 2015
Editorial: Hockey association on the right track
Anyone who has children growing up in Hastings knows all too well the challenges facing organized sports. The schedules are tricky to juggle, the weather seemingly forces a cancellation every week and gear up and vanishes in the middle of the night. The greatest concern, though,...
September 25, 2015 - 10:15am
August 28, 2015
Editorial: Strengthen law to hold government accountable
Even before Watergate, the Freedom of Information Act was helping guarantee public access to data, documents and other information Americans are entitled to and need to hold government — and government officials — accountable. There has been a vast volume of success in uncovering...
August 28, 2015 - 10:40am
August 21, 2015
Editorial: County’s task force model is the right one
This week, we report on the relatively new electronic crimes unit at the Dakota County Law Enforcement Center. In case you missed it, the story is on the front page. The model adopted by the sheriff’s office for this new unit is a great one. Departments across the county (with...
August 21, 2015 - 10:36am
August 7, 2015
Editorial: Decision for early football start was a poor one
On Monday, the Hastings High School football team begins practice. If that seems early to you, you aren’t alone. The season was moved up one week this year by the Minnesota State High School League. Here’s why: for years, the state championship games were held inside at the Metrodome....
August 7, 2015 - 9:42am
Editorial: Road projects need to be spaced apart
Let’s be clear: there are greater problems in the world than the closure of County Road 46 west of Hastings. We understand that on a list of the world’s top 1,000 problems, this one wouldn’t even get close to registering in the “also received votes” section. All that said,...
August 7, 2015 - 9:41am
July 31, 2015
Editorial: Who will redevelop our dead gas stations?
Someone in Hastings needs to develop a business plan. And please do it quickly. Your mission? Coming up with a unique way to re-use abandoned convenience stores. Right now, Hastings has four dead convenience stores. There’s the former Shell station across the street from McDonalds...
July 31, 2015 - 8:34am
July 24, 2015
Editorial: Barse will need to be a business advocate
Another Rivertown Days is in the books, and man was it a hot one. Of course, for those of us who attend the festival every year, the heat is nothing new. With their biggest event of the year behind them, the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce is now preparing to welcome a new face...
July 24, 2015 - 12:04pm
July 17, 2015
Editorial: McNamara thrust back into spotlight
Up until Tuesday, it looked like the whole saga with Denny McNamara and what happened at the state legislature was behind him. Now, it appears the issue is bubbling back up. An ethics complaint was filed against McNamara earlier this year after a legislator said she felt threatened...
July 17, 2015 - 10:53am
June 19, 2015
Editorial: Justice will come in time to Reuter family
Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of Jason Reuter. Since the tragedy, Hastings police and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have been hard at work trying to find the person or persons who shot Reuter in his front yard. All that work, unfortunately, has not...
June 19, 2015 - 10:13am
June 12, 2015
Editorial: Great job, Hastings Rotarians!
The Hastings Rotary Club deserves one giant pat on the back this week. In case you missed it, the groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for the Rotary’s $500,000 pavilion along the Hastings riverfront. The work they did on the project needs to be celebrated. They raised a...
June 12, 2015 - 1:29pm
May 29, 2015
Editorial: Minnesota tobacco use is down thanks to hard work
The anti-tobacco work of ClearWay Minnesota in conjunction with other tobacco cessation efforts has had remarkable results in reducing smoking rates among all age groups in Minnesota. It’s a record worthy of high praise. It’s unambiguous evidence that focused, science-based anti-tobacco...
May 29, 2015 - 10:07am