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Hastings Star Gazette
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
St. John's hosts annual science and engineering fair
Minnesota roundup: Brainerd day care center license revoked after child found wandering; Dayton vetoes co-op bill
Jazz concert in HHS auditorium March 23
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
crime and courts
City of Hastings
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
arts and entertainment
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Letters to the editor for March 16
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
Letters to the editor for March 9
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Editorial: Congratulations to state tournament athletes
Real Estate Showcase
January 15, 2010
U.S. Steel agrees to sell land to Minnesota for Lake Vermilion state park
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's dream of turning undeveloped Lake Vermilion shoreline into a state park has taken a giant step forward. Several years of negotiations between U.S. Steel, which owns the property, and the state had faltered. The corporation was moving forward to develop 1,400-acre...
January 15, 2010 - 1:55pm
December 25, 2009
Spring Lake Islands Wildlife Management Area closer to reality
It's almost official - a new wildlife management area close to Hastings. At its regular meeting last week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved the execution of a joint powers agreement with the State of Minnesota for the establishment of a Spring Lake Islands Wildlife...
December 25, 2009 - 5:00am
December 23, 2009
DNR trailing cougar across 3 counties; tips offered to avoid confrontation
EAU CLAIRE - Biologists with the state Department of Natural Resources have tracked what could be the same cougar through parts of St. Croix,...
December 23, 2009 - 7:59am
November 13, 2009
Trophy buck poached, authorities claim
ST. PAUL -- Troy Reinke may have killed a record-setting buck last month in southeastern Minnesota. Goodhue County prosecutors on Thursday offered...
November 13, 2009 - 7:24am
November 11, 2009
Hunter shoots exotic deer in Minnesota
A deer hunter in northwestern Minnesota shot what turned out to be an axis deer Sunday. An exotic species, axis deer are native to India. Stuart...
November 11, 2009 - 7:56am
From posh to just unique, deer stands vary greatly
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Minnesota is smack dab in the middle of the 2009 deer hunting season. For many hunters, that means perching precariously...
November 11, 2009 - 7:20am
November 10, 2009
Minnesota guide works with National Geographic on documentary about Mississippi
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Terry Larson of rural Cass Lake, Minn.
November 10, 2009 - 7:27am
November 9, 2009
Buck doesn't stop for Pawlenty
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty shot a small buck during the second Minnesota Governor's Deer Opener in 2004, but since then,...
November 9, 2009 - 7:01am
November 6, 2009
Deer hunting: Three women share rituals
Three women from the Bemidji, Minn., area are preparing for rifle season, which begins Saturday at dawn. For these hunters, preparing for a...
November 6, 2009 - 7:45am
Hunting at 100: Wes Libbey ready to look for his buck
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- Wes Libbey can still remember the first buck he shot at. A big 12-pointer, he recalled. "I pulled up the trusty .38-55,"...
November 6, 2009 - 7:27am
Governor's Deer Opener is in Thief River Falls
One of the most anticipated dates on the outdoors calendar rolls around this weekend with the opening of deer season. It won't be long now. Minnesota hunters pull the trigger on another season Saturday morning. The opening of deer season is an event steeped in tradition. In northwestern...
November 6, 2009 - 7:16am
November 5, 2009
The beginning of a family tradition
Flashback ... The older I get, the more I appreciate my youth and growing up hunting. Some of my happiest of times were with my father, my brother...
November 5, 2009 - 9:49am
November 4, 2009
National Eagle Center celebrates winter migration
RED WING, Minn. -- Eagles, hawks, water fowl and other creatures are on their way. "This is the time. They are coming south," said Alison Springer....
November 4, 2009 - 7:29am
October 30, 2009
Natural area expanded
A 120-acre piece of land in Denmark Township with unique geology and great bird watching opportunities was recently added to the Lost Valley...
October 30, 2009 - 1:36pm
October 14, 2009
Auction will benefit Olympic skier
A silent auction and appetizer event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Hastings Country Inn and Suites will help Hastings graduate and champion skier Lindsay Williams get to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Williams was on the Olympic team for the Torino, Italy,...
October 14, 2009 - 2:38pm