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Hastings Star Gazette
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
Two in custody after spree of stolen, crashed vehicles in SE Minn
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
September 7, 2012
Editorial: Travelers should get faster communications
To the best of our knowledge, the team of workers building the new Hastings bridge came to a decision on Tuesday. The move of the main span would have to be delayed. The schedule would have to change. The project would go back to having two phases. The first phase would include...
September 7, 2012 - 10:38am
August 31, 2012
Editorial: Action at special session provides much needed relief
Minnesota lawmakers rose to the occasion. Although they're in the midst of a bruising election season, they tackled Friday's special session on disaster relief in brisk bipartisan fashion. This is how government should work in addressing a crisis. Every representative and senator...
August 31, 2012 - 8:38am
August 24, 2012
Editorial: Adjusted sticker price is among final shutdown reminders
The Hastings bridge project will take a significant step over the next few weeks. During that time frame, we will also learn how much this bridge is going to cost us. Yes, we all know what the old figure was: $120 million. That was the price tag affixed to the project when it was...
August 24, 2012 - 9:53am
August 3, 2012
Editorial: Clarifying our coverage and the marriage amendment
We have learned in recent months that this fall's marriage amendment will be followed closely in our community. Letters to the editor have already streamed in, pastors have written passionate columns about the matter and on Sunday a rally was held here to encourage residents to vote...
August 3, 2012 - 2:11pm
July 27, 2012
Editorial: Congratulations to officer Doffing
Congratulations are in order for Hastings police officer Rene Doffing, who was cleared of two charges of theft by a Dakota County jury last week. Jurors unanimously concluded Doffing did not commit theft when he took a corkscrew from behind a Hastings bar and put it in his pocket. To...
July 27, 2012 - 9:07am
July 20, 2012
Editorial: Policy for election letters outlined
As you can see on these Opinion pages every week, Minnesotans are passionate about items on this fall's ballot. With that in mind, we want to clarify some rules regarding these Opinion pages. First, we will do our best to publish each and every letter we get. We encourage you to...
July 20, 2012 - 8:57am
July 13, 2012
Editorial: Resolution expected soon in Doffing case
By this time next week, we will likely know the employment status of Rene Doffing with the Hastings Police Department. He will either be soon behind the wheel of a squad car or he will be terminated. His trial for theft begins Monday in Dakota County court, and is expected to last...
July 13, 2012 - 10:07am
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