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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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Real Estate Showcase
November 8, 2012
Little Shop of Treasures opens in downtown Hastings
Stores that sell antiques and collectibles just do better when they're nearby each other. That's the understanding that Joyce McCutcheon has, and it's part of the reason she, Linda Randolph and Karen Goodale moved their store from North St. Paul to Hastings. McCutcheon, Randolph...
November 8, 2012 - 8:53am
November 1, 2012
Norgaard elected to MDRA board
Mike Norgaard, owner of the Hastings Motor Vehicle office since 1994, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Deputy Registrar's Association (MDRA) at the association's annual conference held in St. Cloud this past week. Norgaard previously served two terms on the board...
November 1, 2012 - 8:29am
Dickey's in Hastings is under new management
Dickey's Barbecue Pit has a new owner. Cory Sessions bought the business Oct. 2. Sessions owns another Dickey's in Woodbury, which will celebrate its first anniversary in mid-December. Opening a location in Hastings was one of his original goals, he said, but it didn't work out right...
November 1, 2012 - 8:29am
Vermillion St. Auto Care opens in Hastings
A Hastings auto repair facility has new owners and a new name. Jessica Otremba and Dustin Larsh are the new owners of Vermillion St. Total Auto Care at 1630 Vermillion St. They assumed ownership of the business a few weeks ago and are busy settling in. For Larsh, opening the business...
November 1, 2012 - 8:28am
October 5, 2012
Hastings Ford plans fundraiser for HHS choirs
Hastings Ford will be hosting the fall Drive 4UR School from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. For every person who takes a spin in a new Ford during the Drive 4UR School event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Hastings High School Choirs. After a qualifying test drive...
October 5, 2012 - 9:48am
September 27, 2012
Hundreds turn out to bid farewell to Cottage View Drive-in (W/VIDEO)
In many ways, the Cottage View Drive-In farewell celebration felt like the theater's early days some four decades ago. Hundreds of people turned...
September 27, 2012 - 9:50pm
September 12, 2012
DTBL in running for $250,000 grant
A Hastings organization, Defending the Blue Line, is in the running for a $250,000 grant from Chase Community Giving. Chase asked its customers and employees to nominate their favorite charities to participate in the program. Now the program has moved into the voting round, during...
September 12, 2012 - 4:36pm
Sept. 29 walk benefits Alzheimers Association
Regina Medical Center will hold its second annual Alzheimer's Walk, following a charity community harvest garden Saturday, Sept. 29. The day begins with an ecumenical service at 8 a.m. in the Allina Medical Clinic Nininger parking lot, 1285 Nininger Road. The walk registration and...
September 12, 2012 - 4:35pm
September 10, 2012
Cottage Grove Walmart a go; Cottage View Drive-In to go
In the end, new retail trumped nostalgia. After 47 seasons, the Cottage View Drive-In will close next month following the Cottage Grove City...
September 10, 2012 - 10:24am
August 23, 2012
New dance studio opens in Hastings
Rain Academy of Dance recently opened its doors in Hastings. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 13, the studio offered preparatory classes to those hoping to audition for programs that required it, with the actual auditions taking place later in the week. More auditions will be held in September. Katie...
August 23, 2012 - 3:35pm
Hastings company is finalist in Minnesota Cup
Perfekt, a Hastings-based construction lien management company, was named a finalist in the Minnesota Cup contest Monday, Aug. 20. The Minnesota Cup is a statewide entrepreneurial contest to support and accelerate the development of Minnesota's newest and most innovative business...
August 23, 2012 - 10:44am
August 16, 2012
Construction begins on new showroom at Valley Chevrolet
Crews started gutting the inside of Valley Chevrolet's showroom last week and started clearing the exterior of the building as well in preparation for a new showroom to be built there. The existing showroom, which has been in place since its construction in 1985, is scheduled to...
August 16, 2012 - 8:48am
August 8, 2012
Tokyo Grill expected to open its door on Sunday in Hastings
Tokyo Grill plans to open its doors this Sunday. The new Japanese restaurant, located at 1102 Vermillion St. in Midtown Center, has been under construction since February. Tokyo Grill feature a sushi bar, hibachi grill and a selection of Japanese cuisine. It is the third of its kind...
August 8, 2012 - 9:50am
July 30, 2012
Caring Hands celebrates 30 years in business
Hastings' Caring Hands Massage and Spa is celebrating 30 years of business this year. "It's a super special time and a special time of feeling grateful," said owner David Mueller. Mueller opened Caring Hands 30 years ago in South Minneapolis as a part time practice while he was...
July 30, 2012 - 8:54am
July 26, 2012
Rivertown Eye Care to offer free exams for children entering kindergarten
The Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) has set Aug. 1 as Pre-K Eye Exam Day, a statewide effort that is part of its Good Sight for Kindergarten campaign. Participating MOA members will offer one-time, no-cost eye exams to 5-year-olds entering kindergarten. Drs. Eric and Joe Slapnicher...
July 26, 2012 - 11:07am