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Hastings Star Gazette
Downtown construction extends to Third Street
Hastings resident completes advocacy, leadership training
Five Hastings homes receive Heritage Preservation Awards
Afton resident wins Pulitzer for reporting of Southeast Asian fishing industry with AP
HHS sends sobering message to students
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Boys lacrosse: Raiders storm back with lopsided 16-1 win over Polars
Trapshooting: HHS holding firm in trapshooting standings
Girls golf: Hastings edges Henry Sibley in dual meet at Emerald Greens, 208-211
Baseball: Raiders come back to beat Pioneers, 3-2
Tennis: Raiders earn share of MEC championship
All Saints music event draws large crowd
Hastings Sings – on the radio
Community will honor, remember those who served the country May 30
Kirk Doffing shows improvement
‘Stay Young at Heart’ activities planned for Wednesday, May 25
arts and entertainment
Tara Jahnke, 36
Daniel T. Condon
Nicholas Jon Ahlgren, 32
Letter: Thanks to police, fire, EMS workers
Editorial: Mock crash is a reminder for students and adults
Letter: Blood drive was successful
Letter: Act now to reduce ‘extra’ business property tax
Editorial: HMS play deserves a big audience
Real Estate Showcase
October 21, 2011
Afton State Park to close for deer hunt Nov. 5 to Nov. 6
During the special deer hunt Nov. 5-6, Afton State Park will be closed to all visitors. No admission to the park will be allowed after 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, until 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7. Camping will not be allowed during these times. Hunts will also take place at other Minnesota...
October 21, 2011 - 8:57am
July 7, 2011
Mississippi Makeover plan finalized
After about two and a half years of meetings, collaboration and goal setting, the Mississippi Makeover Project has finalized its implementation plan for revitalizing Spring Lake, the Lower Vermillion River and pool three of the Mississippi River. The plan was finalized at the end...
July 7, 2011 - 10:41am
June 20, 2011
UPDATED: Two injured in rollover early Sunday
Two 23-year-old men were transported by ambulance directly to Regions Hospital in St. Paul early Sunday morning following a rollover crash on Hwy. 10, about six miles east of Prescott. Lucas J. Niebur, of Prescott, the driver, and Owen E. Schmitz, of Hastings, Minn., were both found...
June 20, 2011 - 8:06am
June 13, 2011
Weekend fire claims farm building
A farm in the 18000 block of Hogan Avenue was the site of a large fire early Sunday morning. The Hastings Fire Department received the call at...
June 13, 2011 - 11:23am
June 10, 2011
Porky's arrives in Hastings
The longtime St. Paul landmark restaurant, Porky's, has arrived in Hastings. The disassembled building arrived shortly before 4 a.m. Friday, June 10, at collector Steve Bauer's Little Log House Pioneer Village, located off 220th Street south of Hastings. Restoration work has begun...
June 10, 2011 - 10:52am
June 6, 2011
Tree trimmer releases video that he says backs up his point
Mike Haege, the Hastings tree trimmer who was kicked out of the tornado zone in north Minneapolis recently, released cell phone video this week that he says backs up his story. Haege has said that a city inspector and police kicked him out of the disaster zone because he wasn't licensed...
June 6, 2011 - 12:45pm
June 1, 2011
Kicked out for doing good: Hastings man who volunteered on scene of north Minneapolis tornado was thrown out
For a few years, Mike Haege's sister lived in north Minneapolis. He knows the neighborhood at least a little bit, and when a tornado tore through the area on Sunday, May 22, he took notice. On the news he saw trees strewn about lawns and streets. Then inspiration struck. He wanted...
June 1, 2011 - 1:50pm
May 13, 2011
Merchants Bank in Hampton robbed
The Merchants Bank in Hampton was robbed Friday, May 13. Dakota County Deputies are looking for the suspect, who fled on foot. The robbery...
May 13, 2011 - 11:01am
April 19, 2011
Story of 'America's Most Wanted' fugitive caught in Hastings will appear Saturday night
Abraham Mpaka, the fugitive who was arrested in Hastings last month at the Pleasant Hill Library, will be featured Saturday night during the "America's Most Wanted" television program. Mpaka was captured after a tipster phone the program. He was arrested at the library on a Saturday...
April 19, 2011 - 3:46pm
April 11, 2011
St. Paul's legendary Porky's drive-in building moving to Hastings, Minn., pioneer village
Collector Steve Bauer and his family announced Monday, April 11, that they were bringing the longtime St. Paul landmark restaurant, Porky's,...
April 11, 2011 - 2:20pm
April 7, 2011
Child endangerment is charged against Hastings man for playing 'baby animals'
Hastings Police have charged Chad Henry Christie, 37, Hastings, with two felony counts of endangerment of a child. According to the criminal complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office, a child reported he had played a game called "baby animals" -- his father had him "suck...
crime and courts / News
April 7, 2011 - 9:38am
Hastings man to appear on Wheel of Fortune on April 13
Hastings resident Ryan Levine can't say how well he fared, but he promises one thing: Those who tune in to watch Wednesday's Wheel of Fortune...
April 7, 2011 - 8:34am
April 4, 2011
Shed fire is suspicious
A weekend fire destroyed an abandoned shed at 14260 Glendale Road early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and fire officials are saying the blaze was suspicious. The owner of the property told firefighters that there have been issues with youth at...
April 4, 2011 - 1:39pm
March 26, 2011
Hundreds of volunteers turn out to fill sandbags in Hastings
Hundreds of volunteers turned out in Hastings on Saturday morning to fill sandbags, which will be used to protect homes in east Hastings from...
March 26, 2011 - 10:03am
March 25, 2011
Carpenter team rescues bald eagle from backyard
Living along the shores of the St. Croix River north of Hastings provides homeowners a chance to get up close and personal with all kinds of...
March 25, 2011 - 1:02pm