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Hastings Star Gazette
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
Hastings great Bob McNamara dies
Medallion finders to donate $500 prize to church youth group
Bighead and silver carp discovered in Pool 2 of Mississippi River
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
Amateur Baseball: Angels' bats outmatch Mudhens
Little Log House Antique Power Show is this weekend
Root beer float party planned for Thursday
Hastings man presents paper in Norway
Samantha Kent advances to state competition in September
Campus news week ending 7/25
arts and entertainment
Lorraine F. Metzger, 78
Carla P. Reichenberg, 86
Raymond J. Feidt, 85
Mary "Betty" Schmitt, 87
Rita Ann Welshons, 86
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Letter: Downtown needs store that attracts the average resident
Letter: Kline deserves rank as worst congressman
Editorial: Passing of Bob McNamara is sad news for Gophers fans
Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
April 21, 2010
Campfires, charcoal banned across Minnesota national forests
Campfires will be banned in Minnesota's national forests starting Friday as conditions continue to be dangerous for wildfires across the northern half of the state. The Superior and Chippewa National Forests are prohibiting all campfires and charcoal fires and grills in all locations,...
April 21, 2010 - 4:17pm
The shot of a lifetime
Many hunters go a lifetime without "bagging the big one," be it deer ... or turkey. Peter Curtis, a fifth-grader at John F. Kennedy Elementary School got his shot of a lifetime last week, and took down a 27-pound tom turkey with an 11-inch beard and 1.25-inch spurs. Peter was hunting...
April 21, 2010 - 11:03am
April 12, 2010
No walleyes for Mom on Mother's Day
In a twist of calendar fate that occurs every few years, Mother's Day will not fall on the fishing opener this year. Minnesota's fishing opener is May 15. Mother's Day will be celebrated on May 9. Here's how it works: The Minnesota fishing opener, as decided several years ago by...
April 12, 2010 - 3:10pm
April 8, 2010
Minnesota DNR: Lake Superior steelhead catch-and-release policy remains
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided to continue a catch-and-release-only policy on steelhead in Lake Superior and its tributaries. The decision was announced Wednesday after fisheries officials weighed comments from anglers and angling groups. Officials said...
April 8, 2010 - 10:42am
April 5, 2010
Ice gives anglers access to Lake Winnipeg walleyes
SOMEWHERE ON LAKE WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Immersed in a shroud of fog and bouncing across the icy surface of a lake covered with nearly a foot of water and slush, it occurred to me that someone who'd never ice fished might find this whole experience a bit unsettling. It was hard to...
April 5, 2010 - 11:11am
Why do deer shed antlers?
White-tailed deer shed their antlers each year, usually in late December and early January, said Bob Kirsch, Two Harbors area wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "Particularly in a northern climate where you have tough winters, the antlers are more...
April 5, 2010 - 11:08am
Early spring was sweet to syrup producers
Like everything else about this crazy spring, maple syruping season started early and ended early.
April 5, 2010 - 11:03am
Hatchery prepares salmon for Oahe
RAPID CITY -- It's a monotonous job, but somebody has to do it in order to keep track of Chinook salmon in Lake Oahe. Staff and volunteers at Cleghorn Springs State Fish Hatchery in Rapid City have been busy preparing 50,000 4-inch-long fingerling Chinook salmon for stocking in the...
April 5, 2010 - 11:01am
March 23, 2010
Sportsmen's Banquet is March 29 at The Point
The Missi-Croix Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold its 23rd annual Sportsmen's Banquet Monday, March 29, at The Point, Highways 10 and 61, north of Hastings. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature live and silent auctions,...
March 23, 2010 - 11:23am
March 19, 2010
Cannon Falls man sentence for poaching world-class buck
A Cannon Falls man accused of poaching a world-class buck was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail and had his hunting privileges suspended for five years. Troy Alan Reinke pleaded guilty to taking and possessing big game out of season, a gross misdemeanor, and two other poaching-related...
March 19, 2010 - 10:37am
March 16, 2010
Open water fishing ideas for upcoming season
Fifty-degree air temperatures, drizzle, and receding snow has reminded me that the open water fishing season is fast approaching. Following are some fishing ideas that I am going to be sure to keep in mind when I'm on the water this year. The first thing is to remember that fish...
March 16, 2010 - 11:12am
8-year-old girl has big fish stories to tell; winning big at the Frozen Fest fishing event
"Next year, we're going to change the name of the event to the 'Lacey Richter" Invitational fishing tournament.'" That's what organizers with the Perham Sportsmen's club were saying at the conclusion of the "Frozen Fest" Ice Fishing Tournament Feb. 6. Organizers had great expectations,...
March 16, 2010 - 8:48am
Man convicted in Lake of the Woods walleye case
A Warroad, Minn., man must pay $1,145 in fines and court costs and $1,000 in restitution after being convicted for keeping too many walleyes on Lake of the Woods. Kevin Bjorneby, 44, also lost his fishing privileges until Feb.
March 16, 2010 - 8:47am
The Kamloops bite is on near Duluth
Bill Wuollet of Cloquet was calling it a morning. After four hours of fishing for Kamloops rainbow trout on Lake Superior, Wuollet had had enough. "It's getting hard to see my bobber in the glare," he said. It had been a good morning for Wuollet, who had arrived at the lake near...
March 16, 2010 - 8:46am
Surplus spring turkey permits on sale to lottery participants March 15
Turkey hunters who were unsuccessful in this year's spring hunting season lottery may apply for surplus permits starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 15. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) makes surplus permits available at all license agents and online. Online information...
March 16, 2010 - 8:45am