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Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
St. John's hosts annual science and engineering fair
Minnesota roundup: Brainerd day care center license revoked after child found wandering; Dayton vetoes co-op bill
Jazz concert in HHS auditorium March 23
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
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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
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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
January 18, 2013
Candy Creations in operation: Business specializes in making handmade truffles
About three years ago, Kelly Kimlinger of Hastings needed to come up with a way to fundraise for a trip her son was about to take. Eventually, she decided to make her own truffles and she then sold them as part of the fundraiser. "They were a hit," Kimlinger said. That prompted...
January 18, 2013 - 7:00am
January 17, 2013
Allina Medical Clinic -Hastings launches colorectal cancer screening awareness initiative
Colorectal cancer has a new enemy, the CRCS-WISDM Project, a community-based health improvement initiative in Hastings. The project is meant to combat colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., by encouraging more people to get screened for colorectal...
January 17, 2013 - 8:50am
January 15, 2013
Cabela's announces plans for Woodbury store in 2014
A major outdoor sporting goods retailer announced Tuesday it will be opening an 85,000 square-foot store in Woodbury. According to a news release, Cabela's - a national hunting and fishing retailer - plans to open its fourth Minnesota store in Woodbury's Tamarack Village Shopping...
January 15, 2013 - 4:13pm
January 11, 2013
Flu forces Regina Medical Center to restrict visitors at birthing center
Due to a recent surge in influenza cases, Regina Medical Center has placed restrictions on visitors to its Family Birthing Center. "Effective immediately, only fathers, siblings and grandparents will be allowed access to the family birthing center," said Debra Eiselt, director of...
January 11, 2013 - 2:58pm
January 3, 2013
55 Hastings athletes to be inducted into hall of fame; tickets now available for banquet on Jan. 15
For 50 years, the Bierstube in Hastings has been the place to go before and after a football game at McNamara Stadium at Todd Field. Boosters obviously are there more often than just those few Friday nights, sipping on suds and getting their fill. The Bierstube sponsors youth teams,...
January 3, 2013 - 8:29am
December 14, 2012
Passing on the passion: Hastings man teaches music in unique format
For the past year and a half, Dan Pettit has been giving guitar, drum and bass guitar lessons out of his home outside of Hastings. This week, he opened a new space downtown. Pettit offers private lessons, "garage band" sessions and recording services.
December 14, 2012 - 8:46am
December 6, 2012
Afton Alps to be sold to Vail Resorts
Afton Alps is being purchased by the operators of one of North America's most well-known skiing destinations, officials announced today. According to a news release, Vail Resorts, Inc., has entered into agreements to buy Afton Alps and a ski resort in Michigan for a combined $20...
December 6, 2012 - 3:47pm
December 4, 2012
Vetsch joins Visual Communications firm
Visual Communications, Inc. (VCI) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of their newest graphic designer, Noah Vetsch, a graduate of Hastings High School. With 10 years of design experience under his belt, VCI looks for him to make an immediate impact on their long list of environmental...
December 4, 2012 - 7:00am
December 2, 2012
Regina scores high with patient satisfaction
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently ranked Regina Medical Center above the National average in 10/10 categories, and at or above the Minnesota Average on 9/10, while conducting its national rating scale called HCAHPS. HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of...
December 2, 2012 - 7:00am
November 30, 2012
Tennis prepares to take on city waste service
Hastings residents will start to see Tennis Sanitation carts soon. Tennis, which won the city's residential solid waste contract, will replace Waste Management as of Jan. 1. Preparations for the shift in service are already under way. Tennis has been working out details with the...
November 30, 2012 - 7:00am
Las Margaritas plans addition
Las Margaritas is planning a new addition that will bring a new look to Vermillion Street. The addition would add 96 seats to the restaurant. The...
November 30, 2012 - 7:00am
November 29, 2012
Kimmes-Bauer recognized as one of the top five highest selling dealers
KimmesBauer of Hastings has been recognized as one of the top five highest selling dealers in the North Central Territory, in acknowledgement of the company's 2011-12 marketing year success. KimmesBauer also received a Gold Reinke Pride award. They were honored during Reinke's...
November 29, 2012 - 8:42am
Merchants Bank has food drive
Merchants Bank in Hastings will partner again this year with Hastings Family Service (HFS) and area schools to help those in need during the "10 Days of Giving" food drive, Dec. 1 to Dec. 10. Last year, students from around the Hastings area and community members collected $17,118...
November 29, 2012 - 8:41am
November 8, 2012
Edina Realty coloring contest winners named
Edina Realty sponsored its annual coloring contest this fall, and winners were selected recently. Winners were picked by the realtors and were given a plastic pumpkin with gifts inside. Winners were: Amber VanLoon, Brooke Gjemse, Josh Wolken, Mikayla Schuster, Lydia Latch, Sam Williams,...
November 8, 2012 - 8:54am
Gracie & Me opens its doors in downtown Hastings
Just about a month ago, Deana Symons was working for the Union Pacific Railroad. Today, she's running a new storefront in downtown Hastings. Gracie & Me opened at 116 E. Second St. in the beginning of November. Symons decided to leave her railroad job in order to spend more time...
November 8, 2012 - 8:54am