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Update April 24, 2017: Missing Level 3 predatory offender arrested in Cailfornia
Missing St. Croix River boater found alive, Minn. authorities say
Lakeside Cemetery to celebrate 150 years with community event
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
crime and courts
City of Hastings
HHS girls' golf wins first conference match to start season
HHS boys' tennis wins three matches in a row to improve to 6-1
HHS softball remains undefeated after two more MEC wins
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Hastings woman competes in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Local student excels in NDSU Innovation Challenge
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Register For Hastings Community Garage Sale
Simple Steps program encourages walking in Dakota County
arts and entertainment
Ridgeview Homeowners Association vs Carlson
BIDS wood cell DOOR
Phyllis C. Marty, 70
Janet Nielsen Gratz, 71
John "Jack" Zeverino, 71
Loretta M. Mailand, 89
Letter: Jurgens, Franke helped get tax relief passed
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Viewpoint: To reach potential, southeast MN needs better broadband
Letters to the editor for March 30
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Real Estate Showcase
January 29, 2016
Hastings Reads 2016 schedules author visits, book discussions, family events
Encouragement and discussion are the goals of the Hastings Reads 2016 program. With a theme of “Making Connections,” the committee hopes...
January 29, 2016 - 8:43am
January 24, 2016
HMS play Jan. 28 is a lighthearted version of Robin Hood
This Thursday, the Hastings community is invited to watch the students at Hastings Middle School as they act out “The Very UnMerry Adventures...
Life/arts and entertainment
January 24, 2016 - 8:00am
January 20, 2016
School district plans cuts to balance budget for 2016-17 school year
Fourteen years ago, the Hastings School District had an enrollment of 5,123, which was the district’s high point. The number of students has declined since that time, with this year's enrollment at 4,483. The bad news for the district is that the numbers are projected to continue...
January 20, 2016 - 10:59am
January 17, 2016
Hastings robotics team off to a good start
Hastings’ robotics competition teams had some good success in December. The FIRST Lego League (FLL) team competed in a Rochester tournament...
January 17, 2016 - 7:00am
January 15, 2016
Letter: Numbers, vision, hope and our schools
To the editor, A couple of years ago we started something with the School District called Vision 2025. We’ve had terrific buy-in with over 100 people participating in one or both community meetings and dozens of people working on our three committees: Wellness, Technology and Academics....
January 15, 2016 - 11:24am
January 13, 2016
Hastings winner Nick McGrath places third in district essay competition
Hastings High School senior Nick McGrath placed third Jan. 9 in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Second District Voice of Democracy Second VFW ...
January 13, 2016 - 2:29pm
Top Hastings show choir starts its season with a clean sweep in Iowa
The 2016 Hastings High School show choir season picked up right where it left off in 2015 -- by winning. At the season’s first competition...
January 13, 2016 - 1:11pm
December 2, 2015
Meet Zoe: McAuliffe Elementary has its own school support dog
McAuliffe Elementary School has a new teacher, but instead of teaching things like math, reading or science, she’s teaching students about...
December 2, 2015 - 1:04pm
Gaylor family takes three generations to Eagle Bluff
Two years ago, Bruce Gaylor’s family saw three generations attending the same school function. Each year, Hastings Middle School sends its...
December 2, 2015 - 1:03pm
November 23, 2015
Hastings students compete in state robotics challenge
Hastings students are gearing up for a unique state-wide competition. High school and middle school students are competing in two robotics challenges:...
November 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
November 18, 2015
HHS honor society students collect 6,012 pounds of food for HFS
The Hastings High School National Honor Society Halloween food drive was another big success this year. There were 6,012 pounds of food collected...
November 18, 2015 - 12:29pm
Hastings resident promoted to Brigade Commander at Cretin-Derham Hall
Hastings native Lenny Gerten is still just a senior in high school, but he’s now in command of 204 cadets at Cretin-Derham Hall High School. Gerten...
November 18, 2015 - 12:26pm
McGrath, Krehbiel advance to VFW district essay competition
Hastings High School senior Nick McGrath and home-based student Samuel Krehbiel have been selected to represent Hastings in the district Veteran of Foreign Wars youth essay competition. McGrath won the Voice of Democracy “My Vision for America” contest, which is open to students...
November 18, 2015 - 12:24pm
Emailed threat was sent to wrong school, police say
Just after Hastings High School principal Mike Johnson got to work Wednesday morning, his day got real bad real quick. While he was checking his emails first thing, he came across one very serious communication. Someone had written Johnson to tell him that students at his school...
News/crime and courts
November 18, 2015 - 10:27am
November 11, 2015
HHS test scores improve over last year
Hastings High School students’ Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test scores have improved over last year. That was the good news received recently by the high school and shared with students and parents. More students are passing the tests and the scores continue to be...
November 11, 2015 - 8:35am