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Rescue crews save man who nearly went over Vermillion River Falls
Drought, hard winter suspected in death of Industrial Park trees
Downtown project moves into final design: Council approves general scope of the Riverfront Renaissance project
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
California artist in shantyboat stops in Hastings during Mississippi River tour
Campus news ending week of Aug. 1
HHS grad takes alternate route to teaching career
Artist's launch expedition in shantyboat on Mississippi River, stop in Hastings
Human rights documentary was shown at library
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Sharon Ann Parkin, 75
Harry E. Borg, 73
Scott W. Taylor, 97
Chris E. Illa, 49
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Letter: Downtown needs store that attracts the average resident
Letter: Kline deserves rank as worst congressman
Editorial: Passing of Bob McNamara is sad news for Gophers fans
Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
May 20, 2010
MnDOT to lower speed limit on Highway 61 north of Hastings bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation told elected officials in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon they planned to reduce the speed limit on Highway 61 between the Hastings bridge and U.S. Highway 10. The current 60 mph speed limit will remain in place between The Point Restaurant...
May 20, 2010 - 5:04am
May 13, 2010
Editorial: Speed limit needs to be lowered
Last week we wrote of the importance of getting a portable barrier erected on Highway 61 to keep southbound traffic from crossing into the northbound lanes, and vice versa. This week, we are proposing one more change to the area. All it would take are a few white and black signs. Let's...
editorials / opinion
May 13, 2010 - 2:35pm
May 12, 2010
Bridge design to be unveiled shortly
The documents are due this week. The three teams selected to submit bid documents for the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings - Flatiron/Kiewit, Lunda/ Ames and PCL/Edward Kraemer and Sons - will submit their paper work to the Minnesota Department of Transportation by May 17. Within several...
May 12, 2010 - 2:20pm
Speed study under way by MnDOT on 61
An effort to reduce the speed limit on U.S. Highway 61 near the Hastings bridge may be gaining some momentum. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials alerted State Representative Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, by e-mail late last week that a new study is under way. Results...
May 12, 2010 - 2:19pm
May 5, 2010
Letter: Highway 61 needs a fix
To the editor, Like Hastings, I live in Senate District 57, so in 2008, I marched with local Democrats in the Hastings Rivertown Days. A man was heckling us so I asked him why and he brought up taxes. I said that many of the taxes are meant for projects and he said everything...
May 5, 2010 - 10:55am
Editorial: Barrier should be installed immediately
You'll remember in 2005 when the makers of Sudafed and other drugs that contained ephedrine were pulled from shelves at our pharmacies. The products themselves were safe, but they were being abused by people running methamphetamine labs. Our government realized this abuse and encouraged...
opinion / editorials
May 5, 2010 - 10:54am
Barrier on new bridge extends on north side
Monday's fatal crash just north of the Highway 61 bridge raised ongoing questions about the speed and length of the J-type concrete median along...
May 5, 2010 - 8:18am
May 4, 2010
Crash victim was 1993 graduate of Red Wing High School
The Minnesota State Patrol said the man killed Monday near the Hastings bridge was 1993 Red Wing Central High School graduate Brian Jacobson. According to troopers, Jacobson, 34, was killed after the car he was driving was struck head-on by two other vehicles that had careened into...
May 4, 2010 - 1:04pm
May 3, 2010
Hastings bridge reopens to traffic in both directions
Both directions of Highway 61 in Hastings have been reopened to traffic. The roadway just north of the bridge in Hastings was closed following a fatal crash this morning, May 3.
May 3, 2010 - 10:44am
One person dies in fatal crash north of Highway 61 bridge in Hastings
A crash just north of the Highway 61 bridge claimed the life of one person Monday morning, May 3. Brian Jacobson, 34, of Lake City, died in the...
May 3, 2010 - 7:48am
April 28, 2010
Bridge jumper swims to shore
An adult male, who jumped from the Highway 61 bridge made it safely to shore. Hastings Police received a call at 10:15 p.m. Monday, April 19, that witnesses has seen someone jump from the bridge into the Mississippi River. Apparently, he had been a passenger in a vehicle and got...
April 28, 2010 - 7:51am
April 14, 2010
Bids go out for pair of Highway 61 projects
Two highway projects, one within the city of Hastings, the second just north of the city, are ready to be bid, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation 2010 construction plan released last week. A new surface will be placed on two miles of Highway 61 (Vermillion Street)...
April 14, 2010 - 3:05pm
March 23, 2010
MnDOT plans March 31 open house on Highway 61 projects
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will discuss the planned Highway 61 projects in and near Hastings this spring and summer at an open house from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Hastings City Hall, 101 E. Fourth St. The resurfacing of Highway 61 (Vermillion Street)...
March 23, 2010 - 11:20am
March 12, 2010
Everything is on schedule with new Highway 61 bridge
Proceeding on schedule. That's the word about the planning and the work being done in anticipation of the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Minnesota Department of Transportation project manager Steve Kordosky said the scoping, environmental impact documents, and right-of-way work...
March 12, 2010 - 12:40pm
March 4, 2010
Editorial: Setting it straight on bridge construction
Repeat after us: The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will not be closed while the new bridge is built. We promise. There has apparently been some confusion about this around Hastings. We are here to clear up that confusion. First, full disclosure: We probably added to the confusion...
opinion / editorials
March 4, 2010 - 10:56am