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Hastings Star Gazette
Hastings construction projects set to begin this year
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Raiders marching band to host first-ever post-season show Oct. 2
September is Drive the Great River Road Month
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Boys’ soccer goes 2-1 over the week
HHS girls’ soccer goes 1-1-1 in busy week
Raiders girls’ swimming takes second at home meet
Raiders football shutout by South St. Paul Packers
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
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
Letter: Political party roles have reversed
Letter: Council candidates express thanks
Letter: In support of Lisa Leifeld
Letter: In support of Tony Nelson
Letter: Angie Craig’s latest TV commercial
Real Estate Showcase
September 19, 2016
Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown
FARMINGTON, Minn. — A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities...
September 19, 2016 - 12:52pm
UPDATE: Five Farmington schools placed in "modified lockdown" in response to police incident
Five Farmington schools were placed on modified lockdown for about 20 minutes while police were searching for an active shooter around 9:30 a.m....
September 19, 2016 - 10:50am
September 10, 2016
SEAS starts new school year with renovated science lab
When students walk into Stephanie Hagan’s classroom at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton this year, they will feel like they are entering a science lab....
September 10, 2016 - 2:45am
August 24, 2016
Kid's Day to raise funds for school supplies
On Aug. 25, area businesses will hold a fundraiser at the Health Solutions Center to help raise money for school supplies to be donated to area schools. Kids Day will consist of a day of games, prizes, a bouncy house, dunk tank and more. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event...
August 24, 2016 - 3:17pm
August 8, 2016
St. John's to implement new programs, technology this fall
The 2016-2017 school year marks Mike Strommen’s first full year as principal of St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Vermillion. With a new principal, comes new ideas. This year, St. John’s will be leveraging new programs, technology and resources to help their students succeed....
August 8, 2016 - 10:27am
August 5, 2016
Raptor System to go live at all Hastings Public Schools this fall
Instant sex offender background check will be done on all school visitors starting this fall; initial fee was $10,868 The Raptor System, a visitor management system designed to screen visitors for sex offenders, will go live at all the Hastings Public School buildings. The middle...
August 5, 2016 - 10:36am
June 7, 2016
Hastings Middle School team competes in regional event
The Hastings Middle School sixth-grade Math Masters teams competed in a regional Math Masters event March 9 in Prior Lake. There were 105 students...
June 7, 2016 - 2:14pm
HMS students create artwork for Questar’s building
The walls by the main offices for Questar Assessment Inc. in Apple Valley are being enhanced by beautiful pieces of artwork. The individuals...
June 7, 2016 - 1:25pm
June 3, 2016
HMS students raise $9,000 for Hastings Family Service through annual tug-of-war
Hastings Middle School held its annual tug-o-war Friday, May 27. Classes fielded their best tugging teams and went head-to-head for all the glory....
June 3, 2016 - 9:38am
May 20, 2016
Editorial: Mock crash is a reminder for students and adults
Every four years, Hastings High School puts on a reenactment for students that is anything but entertaining. The mock car crash is a jolting reminder of how much damage can be done when drivers choose to drive while impaired or distracted. The mock crash is meant to be a reminder...
May 20, 2016 - 11:25am
April 21, 2016
SEAS play is Friday, Saturday at Seton School
It will be a familiar play, but with several twists when the SEAS Theater, Actors, Group of Entertainers (STAGE) presents “Snow White and the...
Life/arts and entertainment
April 21, 2016 - 2:48pm
April 19, 2016
Empty Bowls fundraiser is April 21 at HHS
Hastings High School ceramics students have planned their Empty Bowls fundraiser event for 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the HHS commons area. Empty Bowls events happen all over the world and the premise is simple; guests choose a handmade bowl to use that evening...
April 19, 2016 - 3:06pm
April 16, 2016
Jazz musicians present 10th annual ‘A Night at the Jazz Club’
April is National Jazz Month, and at Hastings High School, that means it’s time for the annual “A Night at the Jazz Club” concert. The...
Life/arts and entertainment
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
April 15, 2016
HMS tackles wartime drama in upcoming play
Hastings Middle School is just about ready to present its next play, but the audience can expect something substantially different than they’re...
Life/arts and entertainment
April 15, 2016 - 11:51am
March 23, 2016
Longtime HHS counselor dies from cancer: Kirk Johnson’s memorial service is set for Thursday morning
Saturday turned out to be one very sad day at Hastings High School. News spread that day that longtime HHS counselor Kirk Johnson had died from cancer. He was 51. Facebook quickly filled with moving tributes from students whose lives had been positively impacted by Johnson. Teachers...
March 23, 2016 - 9:20am