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Hastings Star Gazette
MARTELL TOUCHDOWN: Tornado strikes rural Pierce County; 1 reported injured
Historic Lutsen resort on North Shore of Lake Superior up for sale
Labor Department to review Obama-era rule that would expand overtime pay
Fidget spinners, hoverboards top summer safety warning list
Minn. DNR fee increases take effect July 1
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Mudhens blanked by Elko
Moms on the Run race at Grandma's Marathon
HHS boys' lacrosse puts together solid season over .500
Hastings' Nick Dittrich ties for 30th at state golf tournament
HHS baseball hopes to ride improvements into next season
Faith events: Mudhens game and picnic; Women at the Well
Zach Shaleen benefit set for July 8
Locals get creative with painting in the park in Hastings
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
Art's Art to be displayed at BreakAway through July 2
arts and entertainment
Probate Donald W. Funk 19HA-PR-17-447
Probate Raymond Ruddle 17-430
NINGER TOWNSHIP: 7/3/17 Hearing - Neuman - Minor Lot Split
Assumed Name CDBC
Probate Marueen Myhre 17-402
Cindy L. Loesch, 66
Delbert Lindsay, 75
Elaine R. Meier, 90
Shirley M. (Ptacek) Sherman, 70
Jay D. Johnson, 70
Letter: Hootenanny Committee deserves thanks
Viewpoint: Dayton's inability to negotiate in good faith led to Capitol chaos
Viewpoint: Climate change action starts locally
Viewpoint: Hastings would be fantastic port stop
Letters: UWH still funding 360 Communities; Thankful for dog park
Real Estate Showcase
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
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