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Hastings Star Gazette
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Girl Scouts install Gaga ball pit at Pleasant Park, open house is Sept. 23
Police uncover basement marijuana grow operation
Hastings sisters launch wig boutique downtown
Former RJ’s to remain vacant
crime and courts
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Raiders' football blanked by South St. Paul Packers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
HHS runners perform well in conference and Mayo cross-country meets
Raiders girls’ soccer wins first match of the season
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
Mariah Smith joins SEAS as new youth minister
Army veteran’s painting displayed at State Fair
Civil War Weekend comes to LeDuc Historic Estate Sept. 10-11
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Editorial: How to stay on course when supporting charitable athletic events
Letter: Summer’s not over yet
Letter: Hastings is full of kind people
Letter: In support of Jason Lewis
Letter: Don’t count on biased candidate forums
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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
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...
March 15, 2013 - 9:42am