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Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
A Victorian Christmas comes to downtown Hastings
Minnesota roundup: Cremated remains left at cemetery; Saturday to be Bob Dylan Day; 3 more state news stories
Dakota County proposes 10 percent less spending for 2017
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders drop first two games of the season
Hastings boys' hockey has rough start to season, drop three straight
Hastings girls' hockey drops two games to Hudson and Farmington
HHS wrestling takes third at own Raider Duals
Raiders boys' basketball beats Red Wing to open 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
arts and entertainment
City of Hastings Public Hearing CHAPTER 34 CITY FEES
Probate of Will Joseph P. Grant
DENMARK TWP - GRANLEY PLAN COMMISSION HEARING
Nininger Township Filings Open
DENMARK TWP - JOHN HEINBUCH Planning Commission Hearing
Naomi "Oma" Therres, 76
John Michael Palmer, 69
M. Margaret Caneff, 89
Donald F. Harris, 83
Ross J. Albertson, 52
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
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
February 21, 2014
Editorial: County isn’t justified in taking park land
On this week’s front page, you saw a big story about a big issue — landowners are trying to stop the county from taking their land. The county says it needs the land for Spring Lake Park. The landowner wants to keep the land, which includes about 1,200 feet of shoreline...
February 21, 2014 - 9:56am
February 14, 2014
Editorial: Congratulations to the United Way
The United Way of Hastings celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday with a big party here. They certainly went big with the party, lining up a great speaker, a well-known emcee and decorating Mother Seton Hall so thoroughly that it no longer resembled a church banquet room. The...
February 14, 2014 - 9:35am
February 7, 2014
Editorial: Lawmakers should see session as a chance to undo messes
As long as Gov. Mark Dayton wants an “unsession” to undo outdated and unnecessary actions of Legislatures past, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is among those with some “un” ideas worth considering. The state’s biggest business-representing group urges starting with...
February 7, 2014 - 9:20am
January 31, 2014
Editorial: Decision at Regina is a step in the wrong direction
We’re disappointed to report this week that the local hospital in Hastings is no longer going to send in its birth announcements to this newspaper. The reason Regina Hospital gave? “This new policy ensures consistency with other hospitals after a review of other birth center...
January 31, 2014 - 9:14am