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October 6, 2016
Hastings’ new yarn store isn’t big, and it’s not traditional retail. But it does offer a variety of natural yarn and fiber products, all of it local. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Rach-Al-Paca opens new yarn store
October 6, 2016 - 2:55pm
July 12, 2016
The state buffer map shows waterways in the Hastings area that require buffers. (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources map)
Minnesota water buffer maps released
July 12, 2016 - 11:59am
July 3, 2016
A similar project to the one being built in Hastings, EGP-NA’s Sheldon Springs PV project in Vermont is pictured here. (Submitted photo)
Local solar project to turn land into pollinator haven
July 3, 2016 - 8:00am
June 30, 2016
John Strohfus (pictured), owner of Strohfus Stock Farm, hopes to have hemp on the shelves soon. Strohfus, along with Ben Thurmes and Ken Anderson, is spearheading this endeavor. (Star Gazette photo by Noura Elmanssy)
Hastings gets first cultivated hemp field in Minnesota since 1950
June 30, 2016 - 3:06pm
June 3, 2016
New buds at Alexis Bailly Vineyard suffered damage seemingly at random. In some cases, frost killed one new shoot within five inches of another that escaped unharmed. (Submitted photo)
May frost caused selective damage to local vineyards
June 3, 2016 - 8:37am
March 10, 2016
A contractor spreads gravel over a plastic frame to control mud outside a barn. (Submitted photo)
Horse owners' workshop scheduled for March 21
March 10, 2016 - 2:28pm