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Leader of international sex ring that targeted Minn., ND sent to prison
City Council briefs: HEDRA practice amendments; Pavilion programming update
Red Bulls take charge of Middle East task force
Election 2018: At-large council seats go to Braucks, Vaughan
Going once, going twice: Unclaimed property auction announced
crime and courts
Seventh-grader Ashtyn Stewart qualifies for state in 100 butterfly
Hastings girls' swimming and diving section preliminaries results
Hastings Hockey Association partners with the Wild to grow the game
Tom Niederkorn, Walt Nelson inducted into Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame
Senior Eric Howd competes at state cross-country 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
DAKOTA CTY: Special General Government Policy Committee Mtg 11/27/18
PROBATE NOTICE: Kirk Johnson 19HA-PR-18-840
Lien Foreclosure Sale: Nicole, Timothy and Deborah Walsh
Probate Notice: Jan M. Frieburg 19HA-PR-18-822
Assumed Name Notice: Legend Motors 1038037100022
Company turns abandoned sand pit into a solar garden
Refueling, upgrades complete at Prairie Island nuclear plant
RiverTown Multimedia celebrates excellence in sales
Up North Plastics to double its business park footprint
61 Marine and Sports expands again
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John R. Kusske
Larry William Lucken
Gilbert W. "Gil" Winter
Carol A. Freiermuth
Libby Jean Moin
50th Wedding Anniversary
LaVerne "Bud" Becker
Hastings Football Connections - Thank You Sponsor's
Letter: Community generosity in full force
Letter: Unite and support our community
Editorial: Remembering Armistice Day and all veterans
Viewpoint: Honoring our local veterans -- stories of service and sacrifice
Letter: Cooked goose
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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
February 8, 2013
Editorial: Choirs are students to be proud of
On Saturday, Feb. 23, hundreds of singing and dancing high school students will arrive in Hastings. They will compete in the 14th annual Swingin' on the River competition here. We'll let you in on a secret: Get your tickets now and take in some high quality entertainment. The three...
February 8, 2013 - 8:45am
February 1, 2013
Editorial: Loving and hating the state spending plan
And here we go. The Minnesota Legislature's top priority this session -- setting a two-year budget that, hopefully, also puts the state on more-solid, longer-term financial footing -- kicked off Tuesday with the release of Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed spending plan. The state's top...
February 1, 2013 - 9:10am
January 25, 2013
Editorial: If Osberg accepts position in Eagan, he will leave positive legacy behind here
We report this week that Hastings City Administrator Dave Osberg may be leaving his post here for the administrator's job in Eagan. If he were to leave, he'd leave big shoes to fill. For 23 years, Osberg has led the city as its administrator, and during that time there have been...
January 25, 2013 - 9:03am
January 18, 2013
Editorial: Don't let politics alter the Minnesota constitution
Constitutions are all about overall guiding principles for government; they offer big-picture framework to help make sure our rulers don't trample our personal rights and liberties. And they shouldn't be changed lightly, as we opined in October while arguing against a pair of proposed...
January 18, 2013 - 9:09am
January 11, 2013
Editorial: Expect friction despite one-party rule in St. Paul
So Minnesotans can expect all harmony and progress and cooperation and rainbows this year in St. Paul, right? Because a single party, the DFL, is running both branches of the Legislature while also occupying the governor's office? Makes sense, doesn't it? Not necessarily so. That's...
January 11, 2013 - 9:02am
January 4, 2013
Editorial: Will 113th do better than 112th?
Even with Tuesday's agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, the 112th U.S. Congress will go down as one of the most unproductive in history. The dismal record is a result of partisan divisions embodied in large part by the extreme right in the House and the extreme left in the Senate....
January 4, 2013 - 10:29am
December 28, 2012
Editorial: We thank Joe Harris for his years of service
For more than 30 years, Hastings has been served by one county commissioner: Joe Harris. This week, that career comes to an end for Harris, who decided to not seek re-election this fall. When Harris began serving Hastings and the rest of District 1, which includes much of southern...
December 28, 2012 - 8:45am
December 21, 2012
Editorial: What great stories we were told this Christmas season
Tucked neatly inside this week's issue is one of our favorite special sections every year.
December 21, 2012 - 10:58am