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Hastings Star Gazette
MARTELL TOUCHDOWN: Tornado strikes rural Pierce County; 1 reported injured
Historic Lutsen resort on North Shore of Lake Superior up for sale
Labor Department to review Obama-era rule that would expand overtime pay
Fidget spinners, hoverboards top summer safety warning list
Minn. DNR fee increases take effect July 1
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Mudhens blanked by Elko
Moms on the Run race at Grandma's Marathon
HHS boys' lacrosse puts together solid season over .500
Hastings' Nick Dittrich ties for 30th at state golf tournament
HHS baseball hopes to ride improvements into next season
Faith events: Mudhens game and picnic; Women at the Well
Zach Shaleen benefit set for July 8
Locals get creative with painting in the park in Hastings
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
Art's Art to be displayed at BreakAway through July 2
arts and entertainment
Probate Donald W. Funk 19HA-PR-17-447
Probate Raymond Ruddle 17-430
NINGER TOWNSHIP: 7/3/17 Hearing - Neuman - Minor Lot Split
Assumed Name CDBC
Probate Marueen Myhre 17-402
Cindy L. Loesch, 66
Delbert Lindsay, 75
Elaine R. Meier, 90
Shirley M. (Ptacek) Sherman, 70
Jay D. Johnson, 70
Letter: Hootenanny Committee deserves thanks
Viewpoint: Dayton's inability to negotiate in good faith led to Capitol chaos
Viewpoint: Climate change action starts locally
Viewpoint: Hastings would be fantastic port stop
Letters: UWH still funding 360 Communities; Thankful for dog park
Real Estate Showcase
June 4, 2017
Editorial: Three branches of government for good reason
Minnesota Miracle? Hardly. Minnesota Nice? Not a chance. Minnesota Mud? That's more like it right now since our state government is mired in...
June 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
June 2, 2017
Editorial: You've graduated: Let lifelong learning begin
The economy appears to be on the rebound, at last reaching the steady employment numbers of 10 years ago — before the Great Recession swelled...
June 2, 2017 - 7:00am
May 25, 2017
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Come Memorial Day, a few aging but tough World War II veterans will find the fortitude to attend ceremonies at local cemeteries, riverfronts...
May 25, 2017 - 8:00am
May 21, 2017
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
The U.S. House has passed its American Health Care Act of 2017, but the U.S. Senate is writing its own legislation to replace the Affordable...
May 21, 2017 - 8:00am
May 14, 2017
Editorial: Nursing home workers care — and we should, too
The American Health Care Association established National Nursing Home Week in 1967. For 50 years, the designation has provided a dedicated time...
May 14, 2017 - 8:00am
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