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Council reverses rezoning decision for 313 Ramsey St.
Support group forms in Hastings for those raising children with mental illness
World studies teacher illustrates the past so students understand the present
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Minnesota roundup: Woman rescued from chilly Red River; 2 more state news stories
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders struggle against Burnsville, lose close one to Dodge County
River Blades Skating School performs at grand opening of Wells Fargo Winter Skate Rink
Ingenerf and Girgen compete at state swimming, diving meet
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
HHS cross-country teams finish strong 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
Nininger Township Filings Open
DENMARK TWP - JOHN HEINBUCH Planning Commission Hearing
Hearing Notice - Derek K. Lien
Donald F. Harris, 83
Ross J. Albertson, 52
Grant M. Walker, 30
Sister Florence M. Judge, 93
Richard M. "Rich" Bohen, 71
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
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
February 5, 2016
Editorial: Transportation remains a top priority
A year or so ago, lawmakers and pretty much everyone else in St. Paul were buzzing about transportation funding. Our bridges and highways were crumbling. A long-term solution was needed. This was the year to finally get it done, to finally find and dedicate the money. But it didn’t...
February 5, 2016 - 8:38am
January 15, 2016
Editorial: Expand public access in Minnesota courts
Three decades in the making. That’s how significant and historic the moment was Tuesday when news cameras were allowed, for the first time, inside a criminal courtroom in Northeastern Minnesota. Unprecedented public access and new insights into the otherwise sometimes-mysterious...
January 15, 2016 - 11:18am
December 31, 2015
Guest editorial: Beware of intimidation scams
By Lori Swanson, Minnesota Attorney General Some criminals will say almost anything to try to scam people — including threatening arrest, lawsuits, imprisonment or even physical harm. While the scams take several different forms, the goal is the same—to pressure people to pay...
December 31, 2015 - 11:37am
December 24, 2015
Editorial: Here’s to the best gift ever — time
It’s Christmas Eve and yet another year on the calendar is about to tick by. Our lives are flying by at breakneck pace as we zip into Walgreens for our prescriptions, pick the kids up from school, drop them off at hockey, shuttle them to swimming and then whisk them home for showers...
December 24, 2015 - 10:14am
December 18, 2015
Editorial: Another step for marijuana in Minn.?
From the very beginning of the long struggle to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota, the endgame for some was total legalization, including for recreational use. So this seems fair to ask: Did Minnesota just take a tiny step toward total legalization with the announcement last...
December 18, 2015 - 10:01am
December 11, 2015
Editorial: So long to a great leader
Steve Messick never wrote stories for this paper. His byline never appeared next to a photo, either. For the most part, especially since coming back to work here in the early 1990s, his job was performed behind the scenes. Typically, the only time readers or advertisers would talk...
December 11, 2015 - 3:29pm
November 25, 2015
Editorial: Open government? Not even in MN
We like to think we do things the right way around here. Above-board. Open. Honest. Without even a hint of sneaky. How then do we explain the closing moments of Minnesota House deliberations in May? The chaos and all the desperate shouting? The passing of legislation “at the pace...
November 25, 2015 - 8:56am
November 20, 2015
Editorial: Country club sale is big news in Hastings
On Friday, Nov. 13, the Hastings Country Club was sold to a group of investors. It’s a major development in Hastings — or, at least, it could be. If all goes as planned, the club will operate for many years as a profitable place for members and the public to play golf. If all...
November 20, 2015 - 11:13am