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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
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Open house reveals remodeling concepts at Pleasant Hill Library
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City of Hastings
HHS falls to Simley in dual for conference championship
HHS boys' hockey loses to Eagan, beats Henry Sibley
Raider girls' basketball beats Simley to stay one game behind Mahtomedi
HHS nordic ski teams end season at section tournament
HHS falls to Eagan 8-0 in first round of section playoffs
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Author Jon Oleson to visit Feb. 23
Hastings native returns to Hastings stage
Percussion Ensemble and Marimba Choir give concert in Hastings Feb. 18
HHS crowns 8 Sno-Week royals
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Editorial: Vermillion Street plan needs to be strong, proactive
Editorial: City goals are heading in the right direction
Letters to the editor for Feb. 9
Editorial: City dogs should be licensed
Letters to the editor for Jan. 12
Real Estate Showcase
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
March 14, 2014
Editorial: Don't expect specifics on state reserve fund
Building a healthy reserve should be a top priority when it comes to deciding what to do with the state of Minnesota’s $1.2 billion budget surplus. Encouragingly, Gov. Mark Dayton and his administration agree. Discouragingly, the agreement seems to be on a philosophical level...
March 14, 2014 - 2:35pm
March 7, 2014
Editorial: Raider athletes give our city something to be proud of
On Thursday morning, the Hastings wrestling team took the mat at the state tournament in St. Paul and went on to beat Willmar. Over the weekend, individuals in nine weight classes represented Hastings at the state tournament. Over in Minneapolis, the boys swimming and diving team...
March 7, 2014 - 3:44pm
February 28, 2014
Editorial: Congratulations to a behind-the-scenes kind of guy
We tried this week to bring you a big story about a well-known face in Hastings and a significant anniversary he recently reached. But, true to form, that well-known face carefully took a step back and asked that the light not shine on him. Well, we are here to change that....
February 28, 2014 - 11:47am