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Hastings Star Gazette
HHS grad earns highest skill award for Army medics
Residents express concern over Bahls Drive trail configuration
Dakota County changes policy on sirens
Trial delayed for man accused of killing Carrie Olson, whose body was found here last April
Dakota County honors its longtime employees
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Wrestlers begin action at state tournament
Eight Raiders qualify for state wrestling tournament
Hastings boys basketball team advances to section semifinals
Hastings girls basketball team wins share of conference title
Longtime boys hockey coach Russ Welch to retire from coaching
Longtime downtown Hastings mailman to retire this week
Hastings family operates teddy bear rescue out of their home
St. Patrick’s Day observed ... a little early SEAS and St. Joseph host traditional Irish dinners
Engagement:Corey Elizabeth Rodewald-Bohmbach and Steven Topp
Campus news week ending Feb. 27
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Clint W. Paulson, 43
Heather M. Baker, 35
June B. Pinger, 88
Margaret "Marlene" Tix, 76
Bernard M. "Buck" Husting, 83
Editorial: Good luck, coach Russ Welch
Letter: Rivertown Lions to step away from garage sale event
Letter: Thanks for the safe new bridge
Letter: Well done Mr. Hankes
Editorial: Change of course is another broken promise at UMORE
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February 11, 2010
Ice fishing contest is here Saturday, Feb. 13
The Hastings Softball Boosters are hosting their 3rd Annual "Catch a Big One" Ice Fishing contest with Raffle. The fishing contest will be held on Lake Rebecca from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. This is "Bring A Kid Fishing Weekend" so adults who bring a child do not...
outdoors / sports / news
February 11, 2010 - 10:49am
February 4, 2010
Consumed by defeat, Chisholm musher captures victory
After withdrawing from last year's John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Nathan Schroeder returned to his Chisholm home to contemplate how he could win the 380-mile race next time around. The 32-year-old millwright and musher said he was too concerned with how other mushers were racing...
outdoors / sports
February 4, 2010 - 8:47am
A Mississippi Makeover? It's in the works
A citizen advisory group and the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District are trying to educate the public about the Mississippi River, at least the nearby part of it. They held a public open house last week, calling it "Mississippi Makeover," to educate and gather support...
February 4, 2010 - 8:36am
Good news for New York Mills -- Lund Boats brings on Crestliner production
NEW YORK MILLS -- Dirk Hyde, president of Lund Boat Co., announced the consolidation of the Crestliner plant in Little Falls with the New York Mills Lund facility. The manufacturing facility in Little Falls will phase down production and close by the end of the year, according to...
February 4, 2010 - 8:31am
Frozen Gooseberry Falls is most beautiful it's been in more than 25 years, park manager reports
Park Manager Paul Sundberg, who has lived and worked at Gooseberry Falls State Park since 1983, said he can't remember a winter when the ice formations along the frozen Lower Falls have ever been as beautiful as they are right now. "Due to the cold temperatures and the rain we got...
February 4, 2010 - 8:28am
January 28, 2010
Panel to speak on restoration of Mississippi River in metro area
Building islands, managing the fish population, curtailing pollutants upstream, and securing state funding will all be addressed by a panel Thursday, Jan. 28, on restoring the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities metro area. The panel is part of the Mississippi Makeover open house...
news / outdoors
January 28, 2010 - 10:44am
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...
news / outdoors
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...
news / outdoors
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
December 17, 2009
Ducks Unlimited banquet is Dec. 19
There will be a Ducks Unlimited banquet from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at McArthur's in Miesville. The Hiawatha Chapter of Ducks Unlimited serves the communities of Hastings, Red Wing, Cannon Falls and Goodhue. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. A prime rib and chicken...
outdoors / sports / life
December 17, 2009 - 9:43am
Outdoor ice rinks, hours listed
There are several options for free ice skating and hockey in the city of Hastings. The following is a breakdown of the hours and locations where public ice is available. Some locations have only hockey rinks (with boards and nets), some have only recreational rinks, and some have...
news / outdoors / life
December 17, 2009 - 9:16am
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 another description of the kill: poaching. The Cannon Falls man was charged with 13 counts, including gross over-limits of wild animals,...
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 on a small, cold seat high in the trees waiting for a big buck to stroll by. But that won't be Dave Boman of Twin Valley this year: He will...
November 11, 2009 - 7:20am