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City approves 2017 street project
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
St. John's hosts annual science and engineering fair
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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
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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
June 11, 2016
New sculptures installed in Levee Park
Hastings is officially part of a new regional sculpture tour. Last week, sculpture artists involved with the new River City Sculpture Tour installed...
June 11, 2016 - 8:00am
June 5, 2016
Local quilters make ‘fidget quilts’ for memory care patients
The Hastings Spiral Piecemakers, a local quilting group, recently made several small, unusual quilts. Some have buttons. Some have hair scrunchies,...
June 5, 2016 - 8:00am
April 28, 2016
HHS Jazz Ensemble I takes second at Eau Claire Jazz Festival April 23
The Eau Claire Jazz Festival is considered one of the best and highly-reputable jazz festivals of the year. For five years, at least one of the...
April 28, 2016 - 8:47am
April 15, 2016
Editorial: HMS play deserves a big audience
Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to get a brief preview of Hastings Middle School’s next play. While that’s not terribly surprising, what was a surprise was the type of production the theater crew over at HMS is putting together. Rather than falling back on cute and...
April 15, 2016 - 8:00am
March 28, 2016
Letter: Hastings River Lofts will help renew ‘community vitality and spirit’
To the editor, Later this year, HPAAC (Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council) will host a groundbreaking for Artspace Hastings Lofts, an Artspace Inc. development including 37 units of affordable housing for artists and 4,200 square feet of community and commercial space located at...
March 28, 2016 - 8:59am
March 11, 2016
Letter: Hastings has a lot to be proud of in with Riverside Company
To the editor, This weekend, Hastings’ Riverside Company will compete in the Wheaton-Warrenville South Choral Classic competition in Wheaton, Illinois. For many people around town who aren’t closely involved with show choir, this just seems like another competition. I can assure...
March 11, 2016 - 11:17am
March 10, 2016
Public Arts Task Force seeks citizen feedback on art
The Public Arts Task Force formed by the City of Hastings has received multiple proposals for their call for public art, and is now seeking public response to the pieces that are under consideration. A survey has been created on the city’s website; members of the public can review...
March 10, 2016 - 9:59am
March 9, 2016
Deadline to enter Modern Interpretations of Historic Design IV approaches
The deadline for entry in the Modern Interpretations of Historic Design IV –Designs from the Hastings Needle work Company Arts Challenge is quickly approaching – April 30. This arts challenge is open to all artists locally, statewide, nationwide, and internationally. To register...
Life/arts and entertainment
March 9, 2016 - 11:08am
February 5, 2016
Hastings’ Colton Peltier presents piano performance Feb. 27
Hastings native and Juilliard-trained pianist Colton Peltier will present a piano performance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. Pius V Catholic...
February 5, 2016 - 2:30pm
February 4, 2016
Hastings Jazz Ensemble fares well in Lakeville competition
The Hastings High School Jazz Ensemble I was voted “Best in Site” at the recent region solo and ensemble contest held at Lakeville High School....
February 4, 2016 - 3:51pm
October 9, 2015
Editorial: Stradal’s career seems likely to take off
On Thursday, Hastings native J. Ryan Stradal returned home to speak to a huge crowd at the Pleasant Hill Library. Stradal talked about his first book, a novel titled “Kitchens of the Great Midwest.” The book has been praised up and down across the country. It was an Editor’s...
October 9, 2015 - 9:06am
August 31, 2015
Art heroes are Nordstrom, Vick
The Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPAAC) is recognizing two area artists for their talents and contributions to the local arts community. Art Nordstrom of Hastings and Charlotte Vick of Prescott will receive HPAAC’s Art Hero award at the organization’s fourth annual fundraising...
August 31, 2015 - 8:20am
August 21, 2015
River Valley Band starts fifth season Sept. 22
The River Valley Band is launching its fifth season. The first rehearsal of the season will be on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hastings High School orchestra room, located off the south side of the commons. The River Valley Band is a group of community musicians...
August 21, 2015 - 10:56am
August 20, 2015
Gomez attends all state orchestra camp at CSB
Krista Gomez, a member of the Hastings High School orchestra, attended the Minnesota All State Orchestra camp from Aug. 3-8. She auditioned...
August 20, 2015 - 10:06am
HHS student Katherine McCord selected for all state concert band
Hastings High school junior Katherine McCord was selected and recently participated in the Minnesota Music Educators Association All State Concert...
August 20, 2015 - 9:52am