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Survey shows ‘distressing’ lack of knowledge of OHDS district
Lane closures cause traffic over bridge
Bridge closure was due to construction mishap
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Hastings native makes award-winning barbecue sauce
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Hastings works to counteract downward trend in adult softball
1860s base ball exhibition held at Pioneer Park
2016 Rivertown Days tennis tournament results
Mudhens win opening round playoff game, 14-3
Jan's dancers fare well at pair of national meets
Learning the life of a famous spy
Local couple has ties to an Olympian, world record holder
‘Bruce in the USA’ rocks the Rotary Pavilion
Hastings joins national celebration of parks, recreation
Annual Antique Power Show wows attendees
arts and entertainment
Denmark Township Annual Meeting Sept 6, 2016
Della J. Saas, 81
Diane A. Olson, 73
James L. Grier, 90
Don Arnold, 88
Justin D.J. Anderson, 34
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
Editorial: Election letter policy outlined
Real Estate Showcase
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...
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
February 17, 2012
Politicians await redistricting announcement
ST. PAUL -- The most important day of the 2012 Minnesota legislative session, for some at least, could be Tuesday. That is the day when a state judicial panel is expected to release new legislative and congressional district maps.
February 17, 2012 - 8:57pm
December 10, 2010
Pawlenty passes baton to Dayton
ST. PAUL -- There is no doubt the election is over: Democrat Mark Dayton, Minnesota's governor elect, and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who holds the office until Jan. 3, sounded like old pals Thursday after they met privately and before Pawlenty and his wife showed Dayton and his sons...
December 10, 2010 - 1:43pm
December 9, 2010
Dayton, Emmer end campaign as differently as their politics
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor's office as differently as they were on the campaign trail. Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was loser light hearted.
December 9, 2010 - 12:33pm
December 7, 2010
Recount: In Dakota County, both Emmer and Dayton lose votes
DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton continues to lead the state-wide voting for the state's highest-elected position - even after the recount - but in Dakota County, it is a different story. It was that way on Election Day, Nov. 2, and continues that way after the votes were recounted...
December 7, 2010 - 8:23am
November 17, 2010
Whom of you should be elected as Mayor?
Without a race for either the mayoral seat or two city council seats this year, Hastings residents took it upon themselves to suggest their own candidates. The Hastings Star Gazette collected the names and compiled them here. Mayor Out of 6,646 votes cast for the mayor's seat, 265...
November 17, 2010 - 2:34pm
November 3, 2010
Clark unseats Blakely in judicial race
In a rare defeat of an incumbent judge, Red Wing resident Larry Clark unseated Judge Timothy Blakely in the First Judicial District. Clark, an assistant Dakota County attorney, said called the victory "an extreme honor." "This is the highest honor I think an attorney can achieve,"...
November 3, 2010 - 12:05pm
Sieben wins in very close race
It was close, very close. When the final votes were totaled early Wednesday morning, Senate District 57 incumbent DFLer Katie Sieben had won re-election to another four-year term. She defeated Republican challenger Karin Housley, 15,812 votes, to 15,206 votes. In Dakota County,...
November 3, 2010 - 12:00pm
Republicans lawyer up for recount in governor's race
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Republican Party is bringing in a Washington, D.C. recount expert to organize its effort to overturn a 9,000-vote governor's race deficit. "The race for governor is not over," GOP Chairman Tony Sutton said this morning, outlining his plan to challenge...
November 3, 2010 - 11:16am
Bellows elected sheriff with 54 percent of the votes
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows was elected to a full four-year term Tuesday, defeating Apple Police Sgt. Mitch Scott by a 54- to 45-percent margin. Bellows earned 67,377 votes to Scott's 56,216 votes. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners had appointed Bellows sheriff in...
November 3, 2010 - 9:38am
McNamara defeats Page by 2-1 margin
When the Minnesota House of Representatives District 57 B race began seven months ago, challenger David Page, DFL, Hastings, was realistic about his chances to win - slim at best. He was right. On Tuesday, incumbent Rep. Denny McNamara, Republican, Hastings, was returned to the...
November 3, 2010 - 8:29am