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City approves 2017 street project
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
St. John's hosts annual science and engineering fair
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Raider gymnasts finish season on a high note
Raiders look to continue strong MEC play, improve against section opponents next year
Raider boys' hockey lays foundation for years to come
Alpine Ski teams receive awards at end-of-season banquet
HHS boys' basketball falls to Rosemount in first round of section playoffs
Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
HFS to host city-wide food fight
Hastings Reads main event fills HAC
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Letters to the editor for March 16
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Letters to the editor for March 9
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Editorial: Congratulations to state tournament athletes
Real Estate Showcase
March 13, 2013
Cabela's releases rendering of Woodbury store, announces builder
Officials on Wednesday released a rendering of what the proposed 85,000 square-foot Woodbury Cabela's store will look like. Log construction,...
March 13, 2013 - 10:19am
October 12, 2011
Fight against Asian carp comes to Hastings
Governor Mark Dayton put his pen to work in the fight to keep Asian carp out of Minnesota waters. On Sept. 12, he documented an action plan to keep the fish at bay. The plan gives the state's executive agencies authority to take action in seven ways. Among them is one that hits close...
October 12, 2011 - 10:43am
July 8, 2011
Hastings Sand Coulee expands
It's not easy to find an area of untouched land these days, especially so close to the metro. Before Europeans settled in Dakota County, the...
July 8, 2011 - 8:38am
May 20, 2011
Anglers have mixed reactions to what carp would mean here
Hastings anglers have mixed feelings about the potential threat Asian carp pose to our local rivers. Nobody seems happy that the potential barrier for preventing the fish from moving upstream is likely to be built in Coon Rapids, leaving Hastings-area rivers with no protection. That...
May 20, 2011 - 7:00am
Anglers say $22 million fish ladder in Red Wing will just make it easier for carp to get upstream
Hastings angler Corey Waller expressed frustration with a fish ladder that is going to be part of a major construction project on Lock and Dam No. 3 in Red Wing. The Army Corps of Engineers has begun work on a $70 million project planned there to improve navigation safety and the...
May 20, 2011 - 7:00am
March 8, 2011
Birds soar to children and adults delight
The Carpenter St. Croix Nature Center reached out to over 1,410 people during its Owl and Other Masters of the Sky event. Over half were school-age...
March 8, 2011 - 9:02am
January 1, 2011
Afton Alps co-founder dies
Paul Augustine, a co-founder of the Afton Alps ski area, died Saturday. He was 79. Augustine had been living at the Afton Care Center for about...
January 1, 2011 - 2:49pm
December 21, 2010
Pawlenty seeks ag disaster in four counties
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants federal aid for farmers in four Minnesota counties after a rough weather year. In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Pawlenty Monday sought a disaster declaration for Chippewa, Renville, Wright and Freeborn counties. "A secretarial...
December 21, 2010 - 11:10am
November 29, 2010
County seeks input on new park
Dakota County is in the process of developing a new regional park, and it's looking for resident input on what to include in it. The county has a brief survey up online to take resident input. The still-in-development park is located in Empire Township, south of Rosemount and between...
November 29, 2010 - 2:23pm
November 22, 2010
(Update) Deer numbers down in Pierce County, up in west-central Wisconsin
Preliminary totals of the first two days of the gun-deer season show a slight decline in harvest totals for Pierce County but a slight uptick in harvest numbers across the west-central part of the state. According to the west-central office of the DNR, the 19-county west central...
November 22, 2010 - 1:01pm
November 11, 2010
Letter: Organ donation is the 'gift of life'
To the editor, It was with sadness that I read the obituary of Todd Olson in the Nov. 4, 2010 edition of the Hastings Star Gazette. I met Todd this past August during pulmonary rehab class at the Regina Hospital. Todd was going through transplant evaluation at the U of M hospitals...
November 11, 2010 - 2:05pm
October 12, 2010
Paddling the great river
On Sept. 14, four Boy Scout leaders set out in two canoes to paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River. "It's something I've always...
October 12, 2010 - 11:03am
October 4, 2010
Grouse collar-research program takes wing
STANLEY, N.D. -- As soon as the dog returned with the sharp-tailed grouse, it was obvious this bird was like no other we had shot. Three of us were hunting sharp-tailed grouse a week ago at the Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern North Dakota. When my Lab returned with...
October 4, 2010 - 10:55am
Northland is flush with grouse
Two weeks into ruffed grouse season, many hunters are already proclaiming it a banner year. Some hunters are finding mixed success depending on where they're hunting, but many are finding lots of birds. "This is the best grouse hunting I've seen since the '90s," said Darrell Spencer...
October 4, 2010 - 10:53am
September 17, 2010
Dazzling fall color season predicted
Mother Nature is putting more pigment in her paintbrush this fall as abundant moisture and ideal temperatures are predicted to produce a stunning...
September 17, 2010 - 8:08am