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Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Beavers busy chewing down trees on city-owned lots in Newport
Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Construction turns up century-old cemetery near Hastings
crime and courts
Rogers, Carlson, McNary and Pottinger sign letters of intent
Adjusting and learning is the name of the game
Hastings' junior Natasha Girgen qualifies for state in two events
Girls hockey drops first two games to section opponents
Cross-country: Nogle fights illness to run at state meet
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
arts and entertainment
Probate Estate Christine Drahos
Dissolution of Marriage: Novotny
Probate Estate Marina Challeen
Amended Assume Name Lalah's Oasis
Probate Estate Janaan Rasmusen
Carol Ann Kasal
Gloria M. Norum
JoAnn M. Rechtzigel
Letters to the editor: HPAAC gala a success; A thank you to Chief Schutt
Viewpoint: Falling into peak pumpkin season
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Viewpoint: Target brand, not Hastings economy, may be behind closure
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June 14, 2013
Editorial: Picnic thrown by Haley, Duffs, was a kind gesture
This week we applaud Haley Comfort Systems and Duff's Meats 2 for going out of their way to thank the hard working construction crews by throwing a picnic for them on Tuesday. What a kind gesture on their part, and what worthwhile recipients for their generosity. Now that most of...
June 14, 2013 - 9:37am
June 7, 2013
Editorial: Kudos, city staff, for a great sendoff
Behind the scenes in recent weeks, City of Hastings officials have been hard at work to pull off a sendoff for the old Highway 61 bridge here. On Tuesday night, we all got to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The event was a simple one -- gather in the lawn at City Hall, wait for...
June 7, 2013 - 9:37am
May 31, 2013
Editorial: Congratulations, Las Margaritas
A family-owned business in Hastings took a big step this week, embarking on a major addition to its current site. Las Margaritas Mexican restaurant on Vermillion Street in Hastings is expanding, and we are excited about the concept drawings we are seeing regarding their new space....
May 31, 2013 - 8:40am
May 24, 2013
Editorial: What happened to restraint, DFL?
Tax revenues being collected by the state of late suggest restraint rather than over-the-top spending in these waning days of the 2013 session. Collections from corporate and individual taxes are far exceeding forecasters' projections for three straight months now, for February, March...
May 24, 2013 - 12:02pm
May 17, 2013
Editorial: Wynne deserves a pat on the back
We were happy to write this week about the success story that is Jeff Wynne. After a tough life abusing drugs and alcohol, and after spending time behind bars in Dakota County, Wynne has turned his life around. As if that weren't enough, he began a number of efforts to assist inmates...
May 17, 2013 - 8:51am
May 10, 2013
Editorial: Bridge crew shows its thoughtful side
On Tuesday morning, we had the opportunity to tag along as Bill Clothier traveled across the new Hastings bridge, making him the first civilian to cross the big new structure. What we saw from the workers on the bridge site was heartwarming. They've taken a real liking to Clothier...
May 10, 2013 - 9:14am
May 3, 2013
Editorial: Thanks to the two Hastings teens who helped select our next police officer
The young people of Hastings are up to all kinds of great things in our community, and this week we shed a little bit of light on one such positive thing. Two HHS students sat in with Chief of Police Paul Schnell as the department interviewed candidates for a vacant police officer...
May 3, 2013 - 8:32am
April 26, 2013
Editorial: Uninformed vote shortchanges state
Remember when then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said of federal health-care legislation, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it"?
April 26, 2013 - 8:37am
April 12, 2013
Editorial: Bad news isn't unique to Hastings
On Sunday evening, as word spread in Hastings about a sad story involving a shoeless 2-year-old child being found while carrying two bottles of alcohol, eyes began to roll. "Hastings is back in the news," residents were heard saying as Twin Cities television stations and the big...
April 12, 2013 - 9:03am
April 5, 2013
Editorial: Lawmakers' turn to value higher ed
If budgets truly are statements of values then it is clear Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton values education, including higher education, into which he proposes investing $262 million over the next two years. That would be a 10 percent increase, and it represents the largest percentage...
April 5, 2013 - 8:42am
March 29, 2013
Editorial: Compromise, keep state out of nursing
The compromise in St. Paul to study hospital staffing, while not an ideal outcome, certainly is better than the government meddling in how many nurses are on duty, and when and where, at privately owned and operated health-care facilities. The proposal to allow the state to set minimum...
March 29, 2013 - 8:32am
March 22, 2013
Editorial: It's up to the council to change snow emergency protocol
This week we report on problems associated with the city's snow emergency ordinance and how it was enforced by the Hastings Police Department recently. During a snowfall a few weeks ago, city plow trucks took to the streets overnight, and the HPD was out ticketing and towing vehicles...
March 22, 2013 - 8:00am
March 15, 2013
Editorial: Job well done, Hastings police
In December, a Hastings woman went missing from a St. Paul hospital. For nearly three months her case was cold. That said, officers were still hard at work in Hastings, flagging the woman in a national computer database, obtaining DNA samples and staying in contact with the family. On...
March 15, 2013 - 8:42am
February 22, 2013
Editorial: Where are they? On a break, of course
The sequestration the president and Congress put into law a couple of years ago is only days away from going into effect. The consequences for the economy and individual Americans will be significant. And where are national leaders? President Barack Obama is vacationing in Hawaii,...
February 22, 2013 - 9:17am
February 15, 2013
Editorial: Exhaustive search under way for officers
Hastings residents can expect to see a number of changes coming to the police department in the coming year. It appears possible that four to six new faces could be on the scene over the next 12 to 18 months, and the hiring process for at least two of those people is already under...
February 15, 2013 - 9:01am