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Hastings Star Gazette
Minn. roundup: Finalists named for Princess Kay of the Milky Way; teacher dies while on running race along North Shore
Outdoor fee hikes approved by Minn. lawmakers
PHOTOS: Many Nations, One Celebration held at Christa McAuliffe school
Police arrest 23-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing, Islamic State claims responsibility for attack
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raider boys' lacrosse splits last week's games
HHS softball beats Eastview in first round of section playoffs
HHS track and field competes at Eagan True Team meet
HHS boys' tennis drops conference championship to Mahtomedi
HHS boys' golf wins two triangulars, takes second in another
Local thespians: Black Dirt Theater auditioning for ‘Mary Poppins’
Garage Sale Map Hunter
River Valley Band awarded $4,400 grant
Recap: Vintage crawlers visit Hastings
Cottage Grove film festival sees bigger picture
arts and entertainment
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PROBATE LOUGHREA HASG
ASSU HAPPYNESS HUNT
ASSU NATURZ 5
Steven L. Oostenink, 59
Rita M. Carlson, 85
Rose M. Carlson, 72
Barbara J. Hankes, 83
Mohsen Shoukry Yacoub, 72
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: Fighting to make PTSD a workplace illness
Viewpoint: Beware of 'Can you hear me?' scam calls
Editorial: Nursing home workers care — and we should, too
Real Estate Showcase
July 18, 2013
Book Report: Ya betcha, Wisconsinites are distinctive
Wisconsin Talk and Inferno discussed by Dave Wood, past vice-president of the National Book Critics Circle and former book review editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune
Life/arts and entertainment
July 18, 2013 - 8:39am
July 10, 2013
Book Review: Pivotal year pushed us to the brink
I grew up not knowing much about Wendell Willkie, for I was only four in 1940 when he ran against Franklin Roosevelt for the presidency. I knew that because of his rural Indiana background, wags called him “the barefoot boy from Wall Street.” I also knew that my father had voted...
Life/arts and entertainment
July 10, 2013 - 3:48pm
July 5, 2013
Book Report: Hennepin Strip kingpin: Those were the days
Hennepin Strip kingpin: Those were the days The buzz had been pretty incredible for a local book, so I waited and waited to be sent a review copy of “Augie’s Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and The King of the Hennepin Strip,” by Neal Karlen (Minnesota Historical Society Press,...
Life/arts and entertainment
July 5, 2013 - 9:31am
June 13, 2013
Book Report: 'Up North' loaded with history
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up...
June 13, 2013 - 1:40pm
June 7, 2013
Book Report: Breaking barriers on many stages
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington,...
June 7, 2013 - 10:27am
May 31, 2013
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
May 17, 2013
Public meeting is June 5 with HPAAC and Artspace
The Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPAAC), together with Artspace, is inviting interested people to a community meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Hastings City Hall, 101 Fourth St. E. The purpose of the meeting is to listen to ideas and opinions of the community related...
May 17, 2013 - 9:25am
April 26, 2013
Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his...
April 26, 2013 - 9:40am
April 20, 2013
Book Report: Stolen library book opened his eyes
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists...
April 20, 2013 - 10:05am
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries...
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll...
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
March 29, 2013
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am
March 22, 2013
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher,...
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
March 21, 2013
'Resurrection' begins showing this weekend
This Friday, Black Dirt Theater in Hastings will begin presenting its next original show. "Resurrection" blends visual art, music and live theater together to tell one family's stories of second chances and new beginnings over the course of several generations. The show is an original...
March 21, 2013 - 2:53pm
March 14, 2013
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan...
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am