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Hastings Star Gazette
City council: Presentations, fiber and bond sales
Voting period now under way
Local girl to represent Minnesota at national pageant
Hastings construction projects set to begin this year
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Boys’ soccer goes 2-1 over the week
HHS girls’ soccer goes 1-1-1 in busy week
Raiders girls’ swimming takes second at home meet
Raiders football shutout by South St. Paul Packers
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Hastings Tires Plus owner drives fast for ChumpCar races
Utecht to visit Hastings with copies of his new book
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
Mariah Smith joins SEAS as new youth minister
arts and entertainment
Lyndon J. LaSalle, 71
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
Letter: Candidate questions campaign practices
Letter: In support of Tony Nelson
Letter: In support of Trevor Lund
Letter: In support of Tony Jurgens
Letter: In response to veteran’s letter
Real Estate Showcase
September 29, 2016
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
ST. PAUL—A conservative group says Minnesota's taxes are the 46th most competitive in the country. The Tax Foundation reported on Wednesday, Sept. 28, that when considering corporate, individual income, sales, property and unemployment insurance taxes, Minnesota finished near...
September 29, 2016 - 10:08am
September 11, 2016
Smead announces promotion of Dan Wagner to vice president of sales
Smead Manufacturing announced Thursday, Sept. 1, the promotion of Dan Wagner to vice president of sales, effective Sept. 1. Wagner has had a long and successful career at Smead, during which he has held various positions within the sales organization, including sales correspondent,...
September 11, 2016 - 10:00am
July 31, 2016
Regina Hospital faces Medicare penalties, also expects $35,000 bonus
Regina Hospital in Hastings is one of several hospitals in the state to face penalties imposed by Medicare. Medicare compiled data that shows the penalties and rewards that Minnesota hospitals that are participants in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) are expected to...
July 31, 2016 - 8:00am
June 24, 2016
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt magazine, based in Blue Earth, Minn. is owned by Bob Bromeland. The sale is expected to close on July 8. A letter...
June 24, 2016 - 1:54pm
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