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McNamara says his best work was helping constituents
Hastings to host fireworks show
Construction changes landscape in Oliver’s Grove Park
Doffing attends national conference
Prescott woman dead, Hastings man injured in western Wisconsin motorcycle crash
crime and courts
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Boys lacrosse: Hastings wins opening round section game, 9-7, over Cretin
Dittrich finishes in tie for 20th
Johnson, Bacon earn all-state honors
Dittrich's first round held up by rain
State meet: Raiders qualify athletes in four events
Oak Ridge garden provides fresh produce, health benefits
Longtime NR leaders, Dr. Craig and Tom Doar, pass
Remembering the greatest of all time
Pleasant Hill Library hosts root beer float party
Car show opens to good crowd
arts and entertainment
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Shirley Ann Furlong, 79
Amber J. Rgnonti, 52
Brooke Amber Ptacek-Baker, 38
Ann M. Iallonardo, 56
Vernon J. Hupf, 84
Letter: St. Philip’s sale was good, theft of glasses was not
Letter: Say ‘no’ to rigged politics
Viewpoint: Honor America's freedom June 14
Letter: Thanks to police, fire, EMS workers
Editorial: Mock crash is a reminder for students and adults
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May 3, 2013
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...
News / government
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...
News / government
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
March 21, 2013
Osberg's final day as city administrator is Friday
In March of 1989, Dave Osberg took a new job. He had been working in St. James when the city administrator position in Hastings opened up. City...
March 21, 2013 - 1:39pm
Communication lacking during snow emergency: More than 130 vehicles cited, 25 towed in March 4 snowfall
In early March, an overnight snowstorm meant an unpleasant surprise for Hastings resident Jane Snyder. Weather reports had been predicting snow, so Snyder watched the news to see if there were going to be any school closings or snow emergencies. Seeing none, she figured she would...
March 21, 2013 - 8:22am
March 15, 2013
City Council: Recognitions, Hudson zoning and a new parks and rec director
The Hastings City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. Two health-related proclamations will be read. The first declares March to be Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness Month in Hastings. The second congratulates Regina Medical Center...
News / government
March 15, 2013 - 9:42am
March 7, 2013
Council votes unanimously to open administrator position
The Hastings City Council agreed with the administrative committee's recommendation to seek applicants for the soon-to-be-vacant city administrator position. The committee met last week and voted 2-1 to post a notice of the vacancy, rather than appointing assistant city administrator...
March 7, 2013 - 1:00pm
February 28, 2013
Committee advises seeking external candidates for city administrator position
The Hastings City Council's administrative committee recommends that the full council seek outside applicants for the city administrator position. The recommendation was made two days after City Administrator Dave Osberg submitted his official letter of resignation. His final day...
February 28, 2013 - 2:00pm
February 22, 2013
So long, Sliver: Arena manager Sliver McGree to retire after 30 years on the job
Sliver McGree liked playing hockey as a youngster in Hastings. The problem, he said, was that he just wasn't very good. "They couldn't cut me because they didn't have enough players," he said. "I was what you would call a great skater - but I had no hand skills. I could chase people...
News / sports
February 22, 2013 - 7:00am
February 20, 2013
Quality One Woodwork gets $1 per acre deal
The Hastings City Council signed an agreement that gives Quality One Woodwork the option to purchase 1.8 acres of city property for $1 an acre within the next nine years. The property is adjacent to the Hastings business's current location, 3005 Millard Ave. Quality One would use...
News / business
February 20, 2013 - 2:11pm