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HFS to host Hastings Tastings March 28
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
RAD Zoo visits Pleasant Hill Library
Minnesota roundup: Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox
Artspace on track for July opening
crime and courts
City of Hastings
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
Alpine Ski teams receive awards at end-of-season banquet
Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
HFS to host city-wide food fight
Hastings Reads main event fills HAC
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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?
Editorial: Congratulations to state tournament athletes
Real Estate Showcase
August 22, 2014
Editorial: It’s uphill for GOP in Minnesota
The Minnesota Republican Party patted itself on the back when the endorsed candidate for governor won the Aug. 12 primary. The self-congratulations were not entirely justified. A win is a win, and Jeff Johnson will take on popular DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in the campaign leading up...
August 22, 2014 - 9:48am
August 15, 2014
Editorial: ‘Bakken 101’ meetings are a good initiative
A series of meetings in Minnesota to discuss the safety of oil trains originating in North Dakota’s Bakken oil play is symptomatic of states’ concern all along the rails that carry the volatile crude. Minnesota is one of several states, from Washington to Virginia, that are taking...
August 15, 2014 - 9:45am
August 8, 2014
Editorial: Hastings rescuers should be celebrated by the community
If your life in Hastings is never touched by tragedy, you’ll probably never need the Hastings Fire and Rescue Department. They’re called out when something terrible is happening. They’re looked to for help. And we were reminded this week of how good they are at their job. It’s...
August 8, 2014 - 9:10am
August 1, 2014
Editorial: Donation by winning team is inspiring
Last week, we wrote about the Hastings mother and daughter who found the Edina Realty Rivertown Days medallion and then donated the $500 cash prize to their church’s youth group. This week, we bring more good news. Following a fun summer activity for a group of Hastings teens,...
August 1, 2014 - 8:50am
July 25, 2014
Editorial: Passing of Bob McNamara is sad news for Gophers fans
At times, it is hard to believe what Bob McNamara accomplished in his lifetime. He had very humble beginnings in a house full of boys being raised by a single mother. He somehow went from that to become a standout football star here and then, later, stardom at the University...
July 25, 2014 - 8:44am
July 18, 2014
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
Downtown Hastings could really use a break. More than anything, though, they could use your help. Usually, downtown gets a big shot in the arm from its biweekly car shows throughout the summer. This year, though, rain has significantly impacted pretty much every show. Some have...
July 18, 2014 - 11:00am
July 11, 2014
Editorial: Move carefully with medical marijuana
Minnesota’s new medical marijuana law is intentionally and appropriately narrow. Those who truly need the beneficial compounds in cannabis will be able to get it, not by smoking but by ingesting pills or liquid, just like other medications. The law is written tightly enough to discourage...
July 11, 2014 - 8:58am
June 27, 2014
Editorial: Busy week in news calls for some more clarification
What a week in Hastings news. On the front page this week, we have a terrible tragedy, a close funnel cloud scare, the challenge facing the Hastings Country Club and, of course, the flood. We have a little bit more to say on a few of those stories: In the shooting death —...
June 27, 2014 - 1:40pm
June 13, 2014
Editorial: Decision to move graduation inside was the right one
On Friday morning, the graduating class of 2014 at Hastings High School certainly had a lot to smile about. They were, of course, graduating that night. Another reason to smile? The weather. It looked as though it was shaping up to be a beautiful day and it sure seemed like...
June 13, 2014 - 8:57am
May 30, 2014
Editorial: Let’s make Memorial Day observance even better next year
Hastings is lucky to have a well-run and well-attended Memorial Day observance at Roadside Park every year. This year was no different. Hundreds of people came in their best red, white and blue clothing to hear the speeches, sing along to patriotic songs and pay their respects...
May 30, 2014 - 11:04am
May 16, 2014
Editorial: Dayton is on the wrong side of sprinklers
Would Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton really scrap nearly $1 billion of infrastructure and other projects of public benefit to Minnesotans across the state? It seems doubtful the governor would really go as far as vetoing the bonding bill, which is the main focus of legislative sessions...
May 16, 2014 - 9:53am
May 2, 2014
Editorial: Congratulations Riverside Company
They did it again! The top Hastings show choir, Riverside Company, placed second in the nation on Saturday and again represented the community of Hastings well. As we referenced in our story on Page 1A this week, it takes about a year to put together a show of this caliber....
May 2, 2014 - 8:54am
April 18, 2014
Editorial: Cuts to district’s budget are needed
This much is clear to us after last week’s meeting regarding the cuts proposed by the school district: something must be done, and something must be done now. Debates ought to focus now on what should be cut. They ought not focus on whether cuts need to be made. It is...
April 18, 2014 - 8:31am
April 11, 2014
Editorial: Lawmakers’ work for elderly not done
There’s confusion at the Capitol. Last session the Minnesota Legislature bumped up by 5 percent the rates paid to the nursing homes caring for our elderly and others. This year no increase is being considered for nursing homes. But at the same time a waiver program that helps keep...
April 11, 2014 - 8:35am
April 4, 2014
Editorial: School district is facing a number of high hurdles
Tough decisions continue to face the Hastings school district. This week, we report on steps that the district is taking to reduce $1.5 million from its annual expenses. In essence, a lot of people are going to be losing their jobs. It’s terrible, it’s sad and it’s...
April 4, 2014 - 11:18am