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Hastings Star Gazette
September is Drive the Great River Road Month
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
Corn maze a nod to first responders
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
crime and courts
City of Hastings
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
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
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
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
David D. Marshall
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
Real Estate Showcase
July 6, 2012
Editorial: Help the city out; haul your own debris to waste site
We have nothing but praise for the work being done at the City of Hastings when it comes to cleaning up our city following the devastating storm two weeks ago. Staff members have been busy since the storm blew through here, getting our city running again through some very challenging...
July 6, 2012 - 8:18am
June 29, 2012
Editorial: Residents, do your homework when hiring a contractor
Hastings residents fixing their homes and lawns after last week's storm have another assignment before hiring someone to fix things: do your homework. That is state officials' advice in hiring contractors to work on homes. "At minimum, they should be licensed with us" said Charlie...
June 29, 2012 - 9:15am
June 22, 2012
Editorial: The worst brought out our best
The storm early Tuesday morning didn't last real long -- the worst of it seemed to come and go in about 90 seconds. That said, there will be long-lasting effects of the devastating storm. Our landscape has been forever changed, as what seems like thousands of trees are now gone. The...
June 22, 2012 - 8:52am
June 15, 2012
Editorial: Legislative session was good for business
What? A do-nothing legislative session? "That was the narrative, anyway," Laura Bordelson, senior vice president of advocacy for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, said in a meeting last week, recalling the statements of Gov. Mark Dayton and fellow DFLers when they flew around the...
June 15, 2012 - 9:09am
June 8, 2012
Editorial: It's time to rethink government
"We like lots of government in Minnesota," even if our government is outdated, costly to run, and far too focused on following processes rather than positive outcomes. So says Jim Mulder of Roseville, Minn., a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2010 as Tom Horner's running mate...
June 8, 2012 - 8:07am
June 1, 2012
Editorial: Be on the lookout for tool thief
Hastings is home to thousands of amazing people. There are wonderful teachers, dedicated volunteers, respected business leaders and hard working moms and dads.
June 1, 2012 - 11:16am
May 25, 2012
Editorial: Kudos to young adults for staging protest here
It is apparent that civics teachers at Hastings High School are doing their jobs. That was obvious Tuesday when a group of students and former students stood outside a Hastings business and staged a peaceful protest. The protest, coordinated by a 19-year-old Hastings man and a 20-year-old...
May 25, 2012 - 11:07am
May 18, 2012
Editorial: Motorcycle volunteers did an amazing job
This week we profile an amazing effort undertaken by a Hastings man and his friends at a motorcycle repair shop. The group organized an effort to rebuild a motorcycle for an armed forces member who had been deployed to Afghanistan. What an amazing project this was, and what an...
May 18, 2012 - 9:09am
May 11, 2012
Editorial: Theft from charred home is a new low
As if things weren't bad enough already for Nolan and Jean Appert! Two weeks ago, their house was destroyed by fire on 17th Street. Then, last week, someone went through their garage and stole a battery.
May 11, 2012 - 10:54am
May 4, 2012
Editorial: Special thanks go out to the HFD
Many weeks, the Hastings Fire Department goes about its business behind the scenes.
May 4, 2012 - 8:20am
April 27, 2012
Editorial: Please, park your cellphone
Type "TXT U L8R." Hit "send." Then park the cellphone. Better yet, shut it off. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, working with local law enforcement and the State Patrol, has beefed up patrols specifically targeting those individuals who text, email...
April 27, 2012 - 11:44am
April 20, 2012
Editorial: Let us tell the story of your loved ones
For more than seven years I worked for the newspaper in Farmington. During that time, I got to know a man named Walter Klaus. Periodically, he would amble into the newspaper office with his typewritten columns. I always wondered how long it took for him to type those columns, considering...
April 20, 2012 - 11:18am
April 13, 2012
Editorial: Our state owes our schools
Minnesota leaders again have short-changed those citizens who have no political voice -- our children. At this point in the session, it appears the state may not be making good on any of its $2.4 billion IOU to school districts. The Minnesota House and Senate, controlled by Republicans,...
April 13, 2012 - 3:45pm
April 5, 2012
Editorial: Heroin use on the rise in Hastings and in the country
Hastings has a problem with heroin use among teenagers. Let's get that out there. Second, we aren't the only community in the state struggling with this. Nor are we the only community in the nation struggling with this. A county sheriff in suburban Chicago is imploring parents...
April 5, 2012 - 8:20am
March 22, 2012
Editorial: A smart bill targeting synthetic drugs is needed
It's about time the Minnesota Legislature took firm action on the sale of synthetic drugs in the state. The manufactured substances, which mimic the effects of actual drugs, have created an entirely new front in the legal and medical campaigns against dangerous drugs. But until...
March 22, 2012 - 8:57am