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Hastings Star Gazette
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
Minnesota roundup: Minor injuries after SUV broadsides school bus in far northwest Minn.
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
Vermillion farm photographs exhibited at State Capitol
Second Childhood to change name to SC Toys
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Coach looks to carry momentum into next season
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
Hastings Relay for Life reboots for 2017
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
arts and entertainment
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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 17, 2016
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
Forum Communications Co., or FCC, announced today it is entering into an agreement to purchase the publications and a carrier delivery company owned by Helmer Printing. The deal is scheduled to close Monday, June 27. Helmer Printing is a third-generation, family-owned company based...
June 17, 2016 - 12:02pm
April 15, 2016
Letter: Act now to reduce ‘extra’ business property tax
To the editor, Minnesota businesses have some of the highest business property tax burdens in the United States. One reason – an extra property tax, paid just by businesses (and cabins) that goes to the state general fund. This tax accounts for nearly one-third of a business property...
April 15, 2016 - 8:05am
February 17, 2016
Snap Fitness gets new owner, new upgrades
As of Jan. 1, the Hastings Snap Fitness has been under new leadership. Nate Mollenhauer, a Northfield resident, purchased the business and is...
February 17, 2016 - 1:41pm
February 11, 2016
Hudson-based SSG sold to national firm -- 31 properties sell for $48.5 million
SSG Corporation, founded and owned by local businessman Burt Nordstrand, has been sold to CrossAmerica Partners, a leading wholesale distributor...
February 11, 2016 - 11:28am
January 29, 2016
Hastings Co-op Creamery seeks to expand: Final plans depend on city’s response to water and sewer access charges
The Hastings Co-op Creamery is ready to expand. The cooperative, which has been operating in Hastings since 1913, is hoping to grow its operation by adding different types of products. “We feel the need to grow,” said plant manager Dave Zwart, “and that’s kind of how the...
January 29, 2016 - 8:48am
January 19, 2016
Local business gets spotlight from ‘Shark Tank’ episode
Randy Stenger, owner of Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, has always liked the ABC television show Shark Tank. On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Stenger watched...
January 19, 2016 - 8:31am
January 15, 2016
HHS grad earns Future Leaders’ Award: Aaron Stotko makes big strides in hydronics industry
When Aaron Stotko started his career, he was just an intern. A 2005 graduate of Hastings High School, Stotko said he barely even got accepted...
January 15, 2016 - 7:00am
January 14, 2016
Regina just weeks away from opening new emergency department
Construction on the new emergency department at Regina Hospital is just about finished. Crews are working on the finishing touches and installing...
January 14, 2016 - 4:17pm
Tax refund fraud remains a serious problem
Burnsville, MN – With another tax season coming up quickly, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns taxpayers about tax-related identity theft, which occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a fraudulent tax return and claim...
January 14, 2016 - 2:58pm
January 13, 2016
Job fair is planned for Jan. 14
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Hastings, is collaborating with experts from the United States Department of Labor, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves, and local higher education institutions to provide an open discussion...
January 13, 2016 - 3:26pm
January 6, 2016
Extreme Sandbox gets its funding on Shark Tank; firm is set to open second location
A Hastings business, Extreme Sandbox, fared well in the Shark Tank on Tuesday night. Owner Randy Stenger was featured on the show making a...
January 6, 2016 - 2:24pm
December 23, 2015
City annexes land for new Allina clinic: Two-story clinic will provide better visibility, access, Allina says
Hastings expanded its borders Monday night, when the Hastings City Council voted unanimously to annex about 12 acres just west of the Dakota Summit shopping center and Wal-Mart. The land is currently owned by the Conzemius Dairy Farm. The annexation was first proposed by Allina Health...
December 23, 2015 - 9:13am
December 21, 2015
Ace Hardware expected to open in spring
Mid-America Real Estate announced it recently that Ace Hardware will be the newest tenant in the Westview Shopping Center, located at South Frontage Road and Pleasant Drive. Ace Hardware signed a lease for 14,980 square feet. It will anchor the 130,395 square foot center, which...
December 21, 2015 - 8:47am
December 18, 2015
DVS exam station now located in Westview Center
Hastings drivers who need to take a driving test aren’t going downtown anymore. The Drivers License Examining Station was formerly located at 217 Ramsey Street in downtown Hastings. It is now doing business in Westview Center, at 1355 South Frontage Road, Suite 150. The station...
December 18, 2015 - 10:32am
Hastings cake business moving to Cottage Grove
A Hastings bakery hopes to offer Cottage Grove residents lots of ways to satisfy their sweet tooth soon. Rivertown Cakes plans to open at 7750 Harkness Ave. in Cottage Grove early next year, owner Heather Carey said. “If everything goes as planned, hopefully by the end of January...
December 18, 2015 - 10:31am