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Cannon Falls pursuit leads to drug charges against Hastings man
Man caught with meth in pocket at Dakota County courthouse
Armed man transported after incident in Denmark Township
Drivers ID'd in Pierce County crash; Hastings man not injured
Sunday liquor sales stall as growlers move ahead
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Longtime HHS athletics director Don Miller honored by state association
Looking back on a ‘relentless’ HHS senior
Hastings places 15th at state swim meet
Girls basketball: Hastings scores big comeback win over Century
Hastings diver in eighth place after preliminary round at state meet
Register for the Hastings Community Garage Sale
Where are they now?
Campus news week ending March 13
Aleaha Zabel named Student of the Month
Rotary nears end of pavilion campaign
arts and entertainment
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Helen M. Ruedy, 93
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Joyce M. Lankow, 88
William E. "Bill" Roach, 29
Editorial: The proposals are in; now work together
Letter: Park should be named Spiral Bridge Levee
Letter: Veterans need to unite
Editorial: ArtSpace project sounds promising
Letter: What would all these cruise guests do here?
Get Out! Deals
November 5, 2014
Vaughan, Braucks earn council seats; McNamara and Slavik both re-elected
The two new faces on the Hastings City Council are ready to serve. Mark Vaughan and Lori Braucks were the top vote-getters in Tuesday’s election. Vaughan received the most voters with 3,586 votes and Braucks received 2,979 votes. The other two candidates, Joanna Bayers and Ian...
November 5, 2014 - 11:23am
November 4, 2014
Polls open for election today
The 2014 general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 4. Hastings area voters will cast ballots for city, county, state and federal offices. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find out where to vote, residents can visit www.sos.state.mn.us. Go to “Polling Place Finder.” Candidates...
November 4, 2014 - 8:39am
October 30, 2014
Voter's guide: Dakota County Commissioner - District 1
Two candidates are vying for the Dakota County Commissioner seat in District 1, which serves Hastings, Farmington and everything in between. The candidates include incumbent Mike Slavik of Hastings and his challenger, Mark Henry of Farmington. Terms are for four years. Slavik won...
October 30, 2014 - 2:42pm
Dakota County Sheriff
Two candidates are vying to be the Dakota County Sheriff. The race is between Tim Leslie and Herb Kotek. Leslie returned our questionnaire. Kotek did not. The Star Gazette mailed Kotek a questionnaire, but it was returned in the mail. The phone number he registered with the Minnesota...
October 30, 2014 - 2:16pm
Voter's guide: United States House of Representative - 2nd District
Two candidates are vying for the United States House of Representatives seat in the 2nd District. They are Republican incumbent John Kline and his challenger, Democrat Mike Obermueller. The second congressional district includes all of Hastings, Red Wing, Northfield, Cannon Falls,...
October 30, 2014 - 2:14pm
Voter's guide: Minnesota State House of Representatives - District 58B
Two candidates are vying for the Minnesota House of Representatives seat in District 58B. They are Republican incumbent Pat Garofalo and his challenger, Democrat Marla Vagts. District 58B includes the townships of Ravenna, Marshan, Douglas, Hampton, Empire and Castle Rock (among...
October 30, 2014 - 2:08pm
Voters' guide: Minnesota State House of Representatives - District 54B
Two candidates are vying for the Minnesota House of Representatives seat in District 54B. They are Republican incumbent Denny McNamara and his challenger, Democrat Don Slaten. Both McNamara and Slaten are Hastings residents. District 54B includes Hastings, Afton, the eastern portion...
October 30, 2014 - 2:05pm
Voter's guide: Hastings city council race
There are four Hastings residents who are running for two at-large seats on the city council. Here are profiles on all four of them. To read each candidate's profile, just click his or her name. Joanna Bayers Lori Braucks Ian Martin Mark Vaughan
October 30, 2014 - 2:02pm
October 9, 2014
McNamara, Slaten pitch their strengths in forum
Rep. Denny McNamara and DFL challenger Don Slaten pitched different strengths, experiences and positions as they faced off in a televised election forum. In seeking re-election to a seventh two-year term, McNamara said he has spent six years in the Minnesota House majority and another...
October 9, 2014 - 8:54am
August 7, 2014
Meet the candidates for city council, county commissioner
The Minnesota state primary election will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. For Hastings area voters, there is both a primary election for the two at-large City Council positions, and the County Commissioner District 1 position. Regarding the county commissioner primary:...
August 7, 2014 - 10:42am
July 11, 2014
Candidate forum is set for July 24
HastingsHappenings. co is sponsoring a Hastings City Council Candidate forum from 7 p.m. to 8:30p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 400 Ninth St. W. Invited to participate are the six City Council at-large candidates – Joanna Bayers, Lori Braucks, Blaine...
July 11, 2014 - 8:53am
November 5, 2013
Levy renewal question passes;McGinnis, Cater and Gergen elected to school board
On Tuesday, voters in Hastings School District 200 opted to renew the operating levy of $4.2 million annually for another 10 years by a 60 percent to 40 percent margin. Of the total of 4,553 votes on the levy questions, 2,622 were in favor, while 1,931 were against renewal. “On...
news / education
November 5, 2013 - 7:54pm
Five candidates vying for three spots on school board
More than 90 percent of the state’s school districts have operating levies in place. Hastings has two – one which was approved for another 10 years in 2011; the second one expires at the end of 2013. It was approved in 2005 for eight years. This second levy is the one voters...
November 5, 2013 - 8:14am
November 7, 2012
Skog earns back his previous position as the mayor of Hampton
He was mayor of Hampton for several years, then was defeated four years ago by Paye Flomo. Now, Timothy Skog will become mayor again as he defeated Flomo 196 to 117. Skog's return to office was part of the election news in the communities surrounding Hastings. In other election...
November 7, 2012 - 7:58am
October 26, 2012
2012 Election voter's guide for the Hastings area
Here are profiles on most of the candidates Hastings voters will decide on the polls Nov. 6. Candidates were mailed questionnaires. We have published their responses here. There have been some changes due to redistricting, so voters will want to make sure they know where to vote...
October 26, 2012 - 6:00am