Skip to main content
Hastings Star Gazette
Connected in a big way: Hastings grad leads UW-River Falls student body
STAAR program helps students hone life skills
Record Number of Hastings High School Graduates Joining the Military
RiverTown investigates: The aftermath of surviving sexual assault
Prescott police: Fence jumpers; Kids report suspicious snake
crime and courts
Boys’ Golf: Dittrich competes at Bunker Hills in last state meet
Track and Field: Raider boys' 4x800 relay competes at state meet
Softball: Hastings eliminated after four section games
Girls' Golf: Raiders advance to second day and take sixth at section meet
Lacrosse: Both Raiders teams bounced in first game of sections
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
arts and entertainment
First Minnetonka City Bank vs. 103 North Concord Partners LLC NOFS
DENMARK TOWNSHIP: Proposed Vacation of Drainage and Utility Easements
DAKOTA CTY: 5/22/18 COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS
PROBATE OF ESTATE: John W. O'Connell
DAKOTA COUNTY: Public Notice and Comments - S.P. 019-650-016
Dakota County employers to vie for excellence awards
Woodbury Plastic Surgery Joins Fairview Physician Associates Network; Remains an Independent Clinic
Asia-Pacific Ethanol Summit visitors stop in Rosemount
WELS shop benefits Hastings and beyond
It's quaint, quirky and opening in downtown Hastings
Place a Business Announcement
Nancy (Shannon) Allen
Herbert M. Jelley, EdD
Deborah D. Wagner
Juliana Marie Raway
Paul & Donna Wagner
Letters to the editor: Pageant Pennies adding up to success; Do your job after your pet does its business
A Bea in the Garden column: Time to cruise … on down to farmers market
Column: Dad is major force in child’s wellbeing
Editorial: Support a community and celebrate together
A Bea in the Garde: Cotton on to rhubarb's history
Submit a Political Letter
Real Estate Showcase
Real Estate Showcase Ad Submission
Real Estate Showcase current ads
May 2, 2017
Editorial: We can breathe easier, but for how long?
Two in five U.S. citizens live where pollution levels are too dangerous to breathe. That's according to the annual American Lung Association...
May 2, 2017 - 10:21am
March 20, 2017
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
How long should governmental agencies be required to retain emails before purging them? Longer than you might first think. A measure working its way through the Minnesota Senate would require schools, cities, townships, counties, etc., to retain electronic records for at least 18...
March 20, 2017 - 8:00am
March 8, 2017
Editorial: Congratulations to state tournament athletes
Over the past weeks — and in the upcoming weeks — we've had the privilege of reporting on several local student athletes who have made it to state tournaments in their various sports. This week, we dedicate this space to them and say congratulations.
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 24, 2017
Temper fear with information, caution
Last week, Hastings police held a community notification meeting in regards to a level three predatory offender who was about to move into this city. First of all, we would like to thank the police, the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Dakota County and the Jacob Wetterling Resource...
February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 18, 2017
Editorial: Vermillion Street plan needs to be strong, proactive
This year marks the start of what could be a major redevelopment project. The city is searching out a consultant to help develop a master plan for the Vermillion Street Corridor. We don't know yet exactly what this master plan will say. We don't know exactly what it will include....
February 18, 2017 - 8:00am
February 11, 2017
Editorial: City goals are heading in the right direction
Early Tuesday morning this past week, Mayor Paul Hicks delivered his annual State of the City Address. The yearly speech is one that summarizes key achievements of the past year and also offers a taste of what the city hopes to accomplish in the coming year.
February 11, 2017 - 9:00am
January 24, 2017
Editorial: City dogs should be licensed
Last week, we wrote about a new option for dog owners in this city that allows for a lifetime dog license, eliminating the need for dog owners to renew their license every two years. We've seen some feedback from our readers, and it sounds like there are plenty of dog owners who didn't...
January 24, 2017 - 9:01am
December 25, 2016
Editorial: Hastings has given the gift of compassion
Wow. Back in November, as the holiday season was kicking into high gear, we urged readers to remember that the holidays are a time of joy, but also a time of need. You have definitely done so. Every week for the past two months or so, we have received news of organizations, businesses,...
December 25, 2016 - 8:00am
September 2, 2016
Editorial: How to stay on course when supporting charitable athletic events
Charitable athletic events — like walkathons, races and mud runs — may allow donors to both help a good cause and have the gratification of competing at an athletic event. But not all events are the same. Some events have high overhead, leaving little for charity. And at least...
September 2, 2016 - 4:08pm
August 26, 2016
Editorial: Election letter policy outlined
This year’s election has gained plenty of attention, and across the nation, people are speaking out for and against candidates. While much of the debate is focused on presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there’s plenty to say about our local candidates as...
August 26, 2016 - 10:11am
Editorial: OHDS has potential, needs careful balance
For the past few months, the Hastings Planning Commission has been discussing a piece of the city code called the Original Hastings Design Standards. It’s a unique set of standards, established to “preserve and enhance traditional neighborhood design by reflecting the general...
August 26, 2016 - 10:10am
August 11, 2016
Editorial: Great turnout for National Night Out
This year’s annual National Night Out celebration on Aug. 2 turned out to be a pretty good one. According to an update from the city, Hastings had 20 community parties on its official list, all of which got visits from local law enforcement, emergency responders and elected officials....
August 11, 2016 - 8:46am
May 20, 2016
Editorial: Mock crash is a reminder for students and adults
Every four years, Hastings High School puts on a reenactment for students that is anything but entertaining. The mock car crash is a jolting reminder of how much damage can be done when drivers choose to drive while impaired or distracted. The mock crash is meant to be a reminder...
May 20, 2016 - 11:25am
April 15, 2016
Editorial: HMS play deserves a big audience
Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to get a brief preview of Hastings Middle School’s next play. While that’s not terribly surprising, what was a surprise was the type of production the theater crew over at HMS is putting together. Rather than falling back on cute and...
April 15, 2016 - 8:00am
February 12, 2016
Editorial: Show choir’s success is evidence of hard work
Week after week, the Hastings High School top show choir, Riverside Company, proves just how good it is. So far this season, it’s swept every one of its competitions, taking home not only grand champion awards but every single caption award possible. Considering that they are going...
February 12, 2016 - 9:55am