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Council reverses rezoning decision for 313 Ramsey St.
Support group forms in Hastings for those raising children with mental illness
World studies teacher illustrates the past so students understand the present
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Minnesota roundup: Woman rescued from chilly Red River; 2 more state news stories
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City of Hastings
Raiders struggle against Burnsville, lose close one to Dodge County
River Blades Skating School performs at grand opening of Wells Fargo Winter Skate Rink
Ingenerf and Girgen compete at state swimming, diving meet
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
HHS cross-country teams finish strong season
Dec. 7 event to highlight veterans sacrifices
Local students perform in Gustavus Adolphus Christmas program
Downtown embraces the season of lights
Holiday Hoopla medallion has been found
Fifth medallion hunt clue released for Holiday Hoopla
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City of Hastings Public Hearing CHAPTER 34 CITY FEES
Probate of Will Joseph P. Grant
Nininger Township Filings Open
DENMARK TWP - JOHN HEINBUCH Planning Commission Hearing
Hearing Notice - Derek K. Lien
Donald F. Harris, 83
Ross J. Albertson, 52
Grant M. Walker, 30
Sister Florence M. Judge, 93
Richard M. "Rich" Bohen, 71
Letters to the editor for Dec. 1
Letter: Local support helped African school
In support of Tony Jurgens
In response to Labovitch's letter
Viking cruise port could be smart tourism draw
Real Estate Showcase
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
February 27, 2015
Editorial: Good luck, coach Russ Welch
This week on Page 13A, we report on the decision by Russ Welch to retire as the head hockey coach at Hastings High School. Welch has coached here for 21 years and has been a high school coach in the state for a total of 34 years. He’s had countless fantastic teams over those 21...
February 27, 2015 - 10:38am
February 20, 2015
Editorial: Change of course is another broken promise at UMORE
When the federal government swooped into Rosemount 63 years ago to acquire land for its Gopher Ordnance Works, it threw hundreds of local lives into turmoil. Some farmers lost land that had been in the family for generations. They were forced to relocate family, livestock and equipment...
February 20, 2015 - 9:11am
February 13, 2015
Editorial: Ceremony missed its mark
We understand that Congressional Gold Medal ceremonies in Washington, D.C., are a rather common occurrence. That said, we couldn’t help but think that the ceremony honoring five Hastings men last week missed the mark in a few ways. Four high-profile politicians spoke and two...
February 13, 2015 - 12:01pm
February 6, 2015
Editorial: Let’s celebrate the men of the FSSF
What an honor it was for us to be present in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon as the First Special Service Force was given the Congressional Gold Medal. As you know by now, five Hastings residents were on the force and one was in attendance at the event — John Hankes. As...
February 6, 2015 - 11:02am
January 16, 2015
Editorial: HEDRA goals point city in right direction
Last week, we heard a handful of new goals set by the Hastings Economic Development and Redevelopment Authority (HEDRA). The authority, which has been at the forefront of redevelopment efforts for the former Hudson building, is looking for new projects and old sites with lots of potential...
January 16, 2015 - 9:20am
January 9, 2015
Editorial: Decision to cancel school Wednesday was the right one
We applaud the local school district for cancelling classes here on Wednesday, Jan. 7. Windchills were forecast to approach 40 degrees below zero, and the district decided Tuesday night to pull the plug on the school day. First, the decision to cancel schools for the day was the...
January 9, 2015 - 9:18am
January 2, 2015
Editorial: Saying goodbye and hello to six valuable public servants
As the New Year begins, some new faces are poised to make their mark on our city and our county. We’re excited about what the future holds for these people, but we’d like to start by paying tribute to the great work done by the people whose jobs in public service are ending this...
January 2, 2015 - 10:07am