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Apparent CO poisoning on St. Croix River leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized
After 65 years, a walk-up DQ closes in St. Paul
Precision Landscaping and Construction celebrates grand reopening
Fitness Kit pilot program in full swing at Pleasant Hill Library
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Moms on the Run race at Grandma's Marathon
HHS boys' lacrosse puts together solid season over .500
Hastings' Nick Dittrich ties for 30th at state golf tournament
HHS baseball hopes to ride improvements into next season
Hastings Hawks and Miesville Mudhens start seasons
Locals get creative with painting in the park in Hastings
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
Art's Art to be displayed at BreakAway through July 2
Class of 1947 to celebrate 70-year reunion
Photos: About 500 celebrate at Summer Kickoff
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NINGER TOWNSHIP: 7/3/17 Hearing - Neuman - Minor Lot Split
District 917 Sch Bd Mtg Summary 060617
Assumed Name CDBC
Probate Marueen Myhre 17-402
Hastgs Ord. 2017-03 Amend. Sex Offenders
Jay D. Johnson, 70
Edna M. La Pean, 71
Marvin L. Chapman, 79
Francis "Fran" Woxland, 97
Gary L. Varner, 77
Viewpoint: Dayton's inability to negotiate in good faith led to Capitol chaos
Viewpoint: Climate change action starts locally
Viewpoint: Hastings would be fantastic port stop
Letters: UWH still funding 360 Communities; Thankful for dog park
Column: Tax relief, transportation funding headline legislative accomplishments
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June 14, 2013
Artspace visits Hastings, conducts feasibility study
The door has been opened for a new art-centered development in Hastings. Last week, representatives from Artspace, a non-profit arts development organization, came to Hastings to look at several properties that could potentially be renovated into usable art and artists' space. Artspace...
June 14, 2013 - 9:51am
June 6, 2013
Bridge preview: United Way gets first look at new bridge
At midday Friday, May 31, a few dozen people gathered downtown to take advantage of a special opportunity. The United Way of Hastings coordinated...
June 6, 2013 - 2:33pm
Schnell in the running to be Maplewood chief
Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell is one of three finalists to be the new police chief at the Maplewood Police Department. The finalists were publicly named last week. A decision is expected by the end of June. Schnell has been the chief in Hastings for the past three years...
June 6, 2013 - 8:28am
May 31, 2013
City Council: Barbecues on the patio, water pollution and last year's financial report
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the council chambers at City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. A change to the use of barbecues on patios and decks will be discussed. The current ordinance prohibits the use of barbecues...
May 31, 2013 - 3:18pm
May 17, 2013
City Council: New police officer, preservation awards and project updates
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. The council will swear in and welcome a new police officer, Christopher Nelson, to the Hastings police force. Nelson was hired following an extensive...
May 17, 2013 - 11:10am
May 9, 2013
Mesko Lee takes the helm as new city administrator
Melanie Mesko Lee is officially Hastings' new city administrator. She was voted into the position at the council meeting Monday evening. Local...
May 9, 2013 - 2:12pm
May 3, 2013
City Council: Recognitions, a new middle school parking lot and a new city administrator
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. Leading off the meeting will be three proclamations. The first, which is also expected to include a performance, recognizes the Hastings High School...
May 3, 2013 - 10:23am
City plans vehicle auction for Saturday, May 11
On Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. until noon, the City of Hastings will hold a public auction of seized, surplus and abandoned bicycles, property and vehicles. Three vehicles being sold are DWI vehicle forfeitures along with two city-owned police vehicles that were taken out of service...
May 3, 2013 - 9:05am
May 2, 2013
City's building official makes the most of winter: Tom Bakken aims to ski 58 times this season
Hastings' building official, Tom Bakken, looks forward to winter every year. An avid skier, he spends much of his free time on the slopes when they're open. This year, he set himself a goal: ski 58 times - once for every year he's been alive. He didn't start the 2012-2013 winter...
May 2, 2013 - 1:29pm
April 19, 2013
Hastings interim administrator Mesko Lee is council pick for city's top job
After interviewing three "very strong" candidates for Hastings' new city administrator Friday morning, the Hastings City Council voted to advance Melanie Mesko Lee forward in the hiring process. Mesko Lee is the city's current interim administrator and formerly was the city's assistant...
April 19, 2013 - 3:00pm
April 12, 2013
City Council: Assessments and utility fees
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Hastings City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. Two presentations will be made, one on the Youth Green Team Recycling program and one providing information on Junior Achievement. The public...
April 12, 2013 - 10:45am
April 1, 2013
Find a pot hole? Send a text to the city's public works department
The Hastings Public Works Department encourages community members to report pot holes in need of repair on public streets within the City limits. Now anyone can anonymously text the exact location of the pot hole to City staff using the City's Tip411 account. Simply texting the...
April 1, 2013 - 9:22am
City names four finalists in administrator search
The Hastings City Council has selected four finalists for the vacant Hastings city administrator position. Finalists are Melinda Coleman, Charles Grawe, Catherine Green and Hastings' assistant city administrator, Melanie Mesko Lee. Coleman is the current city administrator of the...
April 1, 2013 - 8:46am
March 29, 2013
City Council: Street improvements, parking restrictions and a car wash clarification
The Hastings City Council will meet Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. People will be invited to comment on the city's proposed 2013 infrastructure improvement program. Improvements include road work along 10th Street between Ramsey and...
March 29, 2013 - 10:13am
March 22, 2013
Initial Hudson redevelopment plans disappoint: Concepts included residential, hotel and banquet space
It looks like it will be a while yet before the former Hudson building in downtown Hastings is redeveloped. Last Thursday, the Hastings Economic Development and Redevelopment Authority, which owns the building, reviewed three redevelopment concept plans for the building, but none...
March 22, 2013 - 11:00am