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Crossroads Church to move into former Dollar Tree
Early-childhood education money in dispute
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Minnesota roundup: Remains found near Brainerd identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Local man found his calling playing Irish pipes
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Hastings' Larson, Sieh to play in Ted Brill Great 8 hockey tournament
Coach looks to carry momentum into next season
Raider gymnasts finish season on a high note
Raiders look to continue strong MEC play, improve against section opponents next year
Raider boys' hockey lays foundation for years to come
Last days of MN FoodShare match for HFS
Hastings Relay for Life reboots for 2017
Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
arts and entertainment
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Letters to the editor for March 23
Letters to the editor for March 16
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
Letters to the editor for March 9
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Real Estate Showcase
August 7, 2015
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
May 15, 2015
Editorial: We’re all for bus service coming here
For years, Hastings residents have paid for public transportation. And for years, Hastings residents didn’t get much bang for their buck. Now an effort is underway to change that, and we’re thrilled that work is being done on this front. It’s time Hastings gets public transportation...
May 15, 2015 - 9:19am
May 8, 2015
Editorial: Array of river names is now just confusing
Just a few weeks ago, the Hastings City Council voted to change the name of a few parks along the Mississippi River waterfront. In the end, all they’ve been able to do with the name changes is confuse us and make a pretty big group of folks irate. Other than that, the name changes...
May 8, 2015 - 9:14am
May 1, 2015
Editorial: Looking back on Lu Stoffel’s impact on Hastings
During her years in the public spotlight people, it seemed she was referred to by her first name only. It was always ‘Lu.” Former Hastings Mayor LuAnn “Lu” Stoffel died Monday, April 27. Some of you may not know much about her, or even that she was actively involved in city...
May 1, 2015 - 3:25pm
April 17, 2015
Editorial: Let’s get ready now for severe weather
On the heels of a snowstorm-light winter and the first non-wintry early spring in three years, severe weather may be as far from the minds of residents here as the playoffs are from the Minnesota Twins or Milwaukee Brewers. But eight tornadoes in not-so-far-off northern Illinois...
April 17, 2015 - 8:59am
April 10, 2015
Editorial: Hard not to be cynical over ‘jobs bill’
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton launched a bonding bill proposal Tuesday that sounded oh-so-good — and perhaps a little too good. There was the promise of 23,900 new jobs; of major investments in practically every corner and population center in the state with a total of $842 million...
April 10, 2015 - 8:45am
March 27, 2015
Editorial: The proposals are in; now work together
With so much negativity and us vs. them in politics, let’s focus first on the common ground and that there’s actually reason for optimism now that legislative Republicans, Senate Democrats and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton all have weighed in with proposals to pay for ongoing repairs to...
March 27, 2015 - 9:25am
March 13, 2015
Editorial: ArtSpace project sounds promising
What an exciting development we have taking place right now in downtown Hastings. ArtSpace, which had sought to convert a portion of the old Hudson Manufacturing Co. site into quarters for artists, now has its hopes set on redeveloping a piece of land in downtown Hastings into spaces...
March 13, 2015 - 1:26pm
March 6, 2015
Editorial: Great work on turning hoops program around
This winter, Hastings High School basketball fans have been treated to some fantastic play by both the boys and the girls. Both teams won more than 20 games and each won a conference title. It’s a far cry from where we were just a few years ago. The boys program has had success...
March 6, 2015 - 9:00am