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Rio Gran plans grand opening for new building on Saturday
City Council: New hospital signs, city logo and the final budget
Beverly Mwangi has graduated from basic combat training
Downtown Holiday event continues on Saturday
CVS gets Vermillion Street access
crime and courts
Hastings raced at the sprint relays last week
Raiders girls hockey team turns things around with win over Sabers
Big penalties hurt Raiders boys hockey team
Raider wrestlers beat Farmington, Stillwater
Raiders get win over Sibley in girls basketball
Henry Trunk completes seasonal park ranger law enforcement training
Jennifer Lanting inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Harlie joins Hodges family
Rebekah joins Wessinger family
Oliver joins Lunsford family
arts and entertainment
Marjorie "Marge" E. Truax, 77
David Fox, 57
Reinold James Judge, 61
Yvonne G. Garvin, 86
Letter: Murray family says ‘Thanks’
Letter: Local theater is going strong
Letter: Thanks go out to the wreath finder
Editorial: Great job, KDWA and First National Bank!
Letter: ‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a fearsome predator’
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August 14, 2012
Erickson, Negard advance in Ward 5 Bemidji City Council race
Former Ward 5 Councilor Nancy Erickson will try to regain her seat on the Bemidji City Council when she takes on incumbent Greg Negard in the November general election. In Tuesday's primary, Erickson was the top vote getter with 116. Negard came in second with 89 votes and Phillip...
news / local
August 14, 2012 - 11:18pm
Candidates making rounds as Minnesotans vote in primary
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Candidates are trying to encourage supporters to vote in what's shaping up as a low-turnout Minnesota primary election. Three Democrats are vying to challenge first-term GOP congressman Chip Cravaack in northeastern Minnesota's 8th District. Tarryl Clark started...
August 14, 2012 - 12:55pm
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.
politics / government
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
Dayton-Emmer race could be headed to recount
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters may have handed elections officials another recount Tuesday in a governor's race that remained undecided early today. And Republicans took control of both legislative chambers from Democrats in a stunning turnaround. Democrat Mark Dayton's lead over...
November 3, 2010 - 8:28am
Election night results recap
Voters turned out in high numbers for Tuesday's midterm elections. Here's a quick recap of who won in local races. In the Dakota County Sheriff's race, Dave Bellows won. John Kline cruised to a win in the U.S. House of Representatives race. Denny McNamara was re-elected to the...
November 3, 2010 - 3:00am
November 2, 2010
Where do you vote? Here are the polling places for Hastings and the surrounding area
Polling places within the city of Hastings are as follows: Ward 1, Precinct 2: Hastings City Hall, 101 E. Fourth St. Ward 1, Precinct 3: Hope Lutheran Church, 16898 Michael Ave. Ward 2, Precinct 1: St. John's Lutheran Church, 202 W. Eighth St. Ward 2, Precinct 2: Our Saviour's...
November 2, 2010 - 10:22am