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Hastings Star Gazette
Craig connects with farmers in the second district
Lewis talks decreased taxes, regulation with Goodhue residents
City council: Presentations, fiber and bond sales
Voting period now under way
Local girl to represent Minnesota at national pageant
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders' football plagued by turnovers in loss to Mahtomedi
HHS girls’ tennis splits matches against St. Paul North and Mahtomedi
HHS cross-country runs in Hudson Raider Invitational
Hastings’ volleyball falls to Eastview and beats Mahtomedi
Boys’ soccer goes 2-1 over the week
Returned to the wild: CNC releases rehabilitated raptors
Hastings Tires Plus owner drives fast for ChumpCar races
Utecht to visit Hastings with copies of his new book
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
arts and entertainment
Lyndon J. LaSalle, 71
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
Letter: Candidate questions campaign practices
Letter: In support of Tony Nelson
Letter: In support of Trevor Lund
Letter: In support of Tony Jurgens
Letter: In response to veteran’s letter
Real Estate Showcase
April 15, 2016
Letter: Act now to reduce ‘extra’ business property tax
To the editor, Minnesota businesses have some of the highest business property tax burdens in the United States. One reason – an extra property tax, paid just by businesses (and cabins) that goes to the state general fund. This tax accounts for nearly one-third of a business property...
April 15, 2016 - 8:05am
March 28, 2016
Letter: An anxious elector speaks
To the editor, I have been voting for the past 60 years – at caucus, primary, special and general elections. I have much respect for all candidates who run for positions, and those who are elected. I don’t always agree with their views, yet try to honor their offices. It is an...
March 28, 2016 - 9:02am
Letter: Thanks to McNamara for standing up for fiscal responsibility
To the editor, I would like to join Don Slaten in thanking Rep. Dennis McNamara and those who stood with him to say “no” to extending unemployment benefits on the Iron Range beyond the level available to other Minnesotans. The taxpayers of Minnesota should be outraged that the...
March 28, 2016 - 9:01am
Letter: The best CSA is right outside Hastings
To the editor, Following up on the recent editorial about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), did you know we have a fabulous CSA just two miles south of Hastings? Unlike some, you can pick what you want – you don’t just get a big box of kale! Sam Kedem does a fabulous job...
March 28, 2016 - 9:00am
Letter: Hastings River Lofts will help renew ‘community vitality and spirit’
To the editor, Later this year, HPAAC (Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council) will host a groundbreaking for Artspace Hastings Lofts, an Artspace Inc. development including 37 units of affordable housing for artists and 4,200 square feet of community and commercial space located at...
March 28, 2016 - 8:59am
March 11, 2016
Letter: Hastings has a lot to be proud of in with Riverside Company
To the editor, This weekend, Hastings’ Riverside Company will compete in the Wheaton-Warrenville South Choral Classic competition in Wheaton, Illinois. For many people around town who aren’t closely involved with show choir, this just seems like another competition. I can assure...
March 11, 2016 - 11:17am
February 29, 2016
Letter: Conflict of events on March 1 is unfortunate
To the editor, Your Feb. 11, 2016, Star Gazette did a great job of publicizing the 2016 election. It has come to my attention that, while Minnesota Law mandates all 87 counties in Minnesota hold the major political party precinct caucuses at 7 p.m. on March 1 in each year of a presidential...
February 29, 2016 - 10:40am
Letter: Shooting team says thanks for support
To the editor, The Hastings High School Trap and Skeet Team would like to send a huge thank you out to Greg Wagner of Scab’s Place for sponsoring our third annual team meat raffle on Jan. 30. We would also like to thank the following businesses for donating various gift cards and...
February 29, 2016 - 10:39am
Letter: Veterans deserve quality healthcare
To the editor, Veterans and service members who have sacrificed so much to protect our country absolutely deserve quality healthcare, timely delivery of their benefits and a 21st century electronic medical records system. Sadly, that is not the case in 2016 in America. The quagmires...
February 29, 2016 - 10:38am
January 22, 2016
Letter: Thanks to those who invest in homeownership rights
I want to take a moment to thank the REALTORS® that practice real estate in the Hastings marketplace for investing to protect homeownership rights not only in our community but throughout the nation. Please be certain to thank them for giving back. John Aarness, Julie Carr, Mark...
January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
January 15, 2016
Letter: Numbers, vision, hope and our schools
To the editor, A couple of years ago we started something with the School District called Vision 2025. We’ve had terrific buy-in with over 100 people participating in one or both community meetings and dozens of people working on our three committees: Wellness, Technology and Academics....
January 15, 2016 - 11:24am
December 24, 2015
Letter: Reminder on being present came at just the right time
To the editor, This is more of a thank you to the editor than a letter to the editor but it needs telling. Last year, Chad Richardson wrote an article on being “too connected” and decided to make an effort to be more present. That article stuck with me so I decided to make it...
December 24, 2015 - 10:13am
December 18, 2015
Letter: Find out what God has to say regarding mankind
To the editor, God hates. That’s right He does. His word shows the reader that He has a perfect hatred as well as a perfect love. He has perfection in all His thoughts, deeds and program. In Psalms 5:5 the psalmist states that God hates all who do iniquity. The passage goes on...
December 18, 2015 - 10:06am
December 11, 2015
Letter: Thanks for a Thanksgiving Day dinner
To the editor, For 10 years now, a bar, a church and a restaurant havecome together and provided a hot, home-cooked Thanksgiving Day dinner for anyone who needed one. We live in a fast paced time now a days and it is just nice to be a part of a dinner that let’s you break bread...
December 11, 2015 - 8:46am
November 25, 2015
Letter: Legislature should not continue stop gap funding
To the editor, School referendums have become a familiar feature to most of us, and we are not alone. Across Minnesota, schools are having to ask their communities for funding. The State of Minnesota sets a two-year Education Budget. In 2009, Governor Pawlenty changed the payment...
November 25, 2015 - 9:01am