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Man arrested in Afton in possible hostage situation
Highway 61/Highway 10 lane closures planned for overnight Aug. 30-31
City agrees to sell property south of Walgreens
Artspace groundbreaking to feature ‘art shovels’
Allina submits site plan for new clinic
crime and courts
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Hastings works to counteract downward trend in adult softball
1860s base ball exhibition held at Pioneer Park
2016 Rivertown Days tennis tournament results
Mudhens win opening round playoff game, 14-3
Jan's dancers fare well at pair of national meets
Local couple has ties to an Olympian, world record holder
‘Bruce in the USA’ rocks the Rotary Pavilion
Hastings joins national celebration of parks, recreation
Annual Antique Power Show wows attendees
Hastings women to run 202.1 miles in Ragnar Relay
arts and entertainment
Marshan Township SoCore Energy Public Hearing 9/6/16
City of Miesville Public Hearing 9/13/16 Solar Energy Systems
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James L. Grier, 90
Don Arnold, 88
Justin D.J. Anderson, 34
Rose A. Thayer, 110
Arch Luke Hum, 91
Letter: Summer’s not over yet
Letter: Hastings is full of kind people
Letter: In support of Jason Lewis
Letter: Don’t count on biased candidate forums
Editorial: Election letter policy outlined
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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...
11 hours 42 min ago
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...
11 hours 44 min ago
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
November 13, 2015
Editorial: District and police handled threat well
What a wild week it was at Hastings High School. Principal Mike Johnson showed up for work early Wednesday and browsed through his emails. There he found something terrifying — a threat to his students and staff. Except, from the outset, the threat seemed a bit weird. The student...
November 13, 2015 - 11:01am