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Hastings Star Gazette
Dakota County accepting citizen advisory committee applications
Final phase of Riverfront Renaissance ready to begin
Hastings School District and City government embrace diversity and inclusion
GOP fights Dayton effort to restrict some fertilizer use
Prescott man gets prison in stabbing case
crime and courts
Future is uncertain for Raiders golf teams
Sights from Hastings softball scrimmage at the Irish Sports Dome
Correction: Spring sports photos
Area has successful trout fishing season opener
HAST speeds through championship meets
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
arts and entertainment
DAKOTA COUNTY: 5/9/18 Broadband Board Meeting
DAKOTA COUNTY: Ad For Bids - Building Automation System
HASTINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT #200: Ad for Bids-Exterior Lighting
DAKOTA COUNTY: 3-27-18 Board Minutes
PROBATE NOTICE: Howard W. Hall Estate; File No. 19HA-PR-18-234
Ready for a sip at Spiral
First tow reaches St. Paul, signaling start to navigation season
New owners of Westview Center hope to bring it back to life
Two Fairview Woodbury Physicians Named 2018 Rising Stars
Triple Angels applies to be latest assisted living facility in Cottage Grove
Place a Business Announcement
F. William "Bill" Carnel
Lorraine Sathra (nee Birk)
L. Marvin "Marv" Raway
Richard "Dick" Murtaugh
June I. Ovsak
Tina Folch for House Representative
Column: How observant are you?
Viewpoint: Legislature running out of time to complete its work
Viewpoint: SMART Center will help first responders and the mentally ill
Editorial: Your local news is under tax attack
Sports column: Athletes and snow do not mix
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July 14, 2016
Rising river levels -- but not floods -- forecast for river towns on Mississippi, St. Croix
River towns from Stillwater to Red Wing are expected to see water levels rise over the next few days, though forecasts are not showing flood stage being reached. The St. Croix River in Stillwater was at 80 feet Thursday morning and was expected to crest at about 85 feet early Sunday,...
July 14, 2016 - 10:56am
July 1, 2014
Flood was major downtown attraction last week
The Hastings riverfront was a popular spot this past week, despite several signs warning people to stay back. Extensive rainfall throughout...
July 1, 2014 - 1:50pm
June 24, 2014
Flooding causes some road, trail closures
Recent rainfall has led to more flooding in Hastings. As of 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, the Mississippi River was reported to have risen to 17.85 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage is 15 feet, and the area is considered to be experiencing major flooding...
June 24, 2014 - 3:31pm
June 21, 2012
Flooding ravages Duluth and Northland roads and homes
Floodwaters engorged by a 24-hour deluge of up to 10 inches crumbled roads and damaged homes and businesses in Duluth, Superior and surrounding...
June 21, 2012 - 8:54am
April 14, 2011
The Mississippi River is dropping once again, after reaching a second crest of 17.76 feet Wednesday morning, April 13. The National Weather Service...
April 14, 2011 - 9:55am
March 31, 2011
East First Street resident is 'overwhelmed' by sandbagging response
The river has been part of Lloyd Fanum's life for as long as he can remember, dating back to when he was in the Merchant Marines and now the Coast Guard Auxiliary. And, he has lived along the Mississippi River in East Hastings for 30 years. Before this year, he has been a part of...
March 31, 2011 - 3:07pm
Second crest of Mississippi River is expected
Early flood predictions were high enough to cause plenty of worry along the riverfront, but it's beginning to look like the flood of 2011 will be much tamer than originally expected. The latest National Weather Service forecast puts the flood crest at 17.5 feet on March 31, almost...
March 31, 2011 - 10:48am
March 28, 2011
Latest river crest forecast is 17.5 feet
The 2011 flood is expected to crest much lower than many had feared. The National Weather Service is now predicting the river will crest at 17.5 feet on March 31. There is still roughly a 50 percent chance that spring rains and snow melt could push water levels above the expected...
March 28, 2011 - 8:37am
March 26, 2011
Hundreds of volunteers turn out to fill sandbags in Hastings
Hundreds of volunteers turned out in Hastings on Saturday morning to fill sandbags, which will be used to protect homes in east Hastings from...
March 26, 2011 - 10:03am
March 25, 2011
National Weather Service forecast still points to major flooding in Minnesota
The National Weather Service (NWS) today issued a updated flood forecast that still shows widespread flooding across Minnesota. Major flooding is expected up and down the Red River valley and forecasters believe water levels in the Moorhead area could exceed 2009 flood levels. In...
March 25, 2011 - 3:02pm
Congressman Kline comes to Hastings, surveys city's east side
United States Representative John Kline was in Hastings Friday to get informed on this year's predicted flood. Kline met with Dakota County...
March 25, 2011 - 10:29am
March 24, 2011
State opens emergency flood center
ST. PAUL -- Opening the Minnesota Emergency Operations Center has become all too common as spring floods approach, but there is a major difference...
March 24, 2011 - 1:30pm
State opens emergency flood center
ST. PAUL -- The state Emergency Operations Center opened today as flooding begins in southern Minnesota, with problems expected to move north in coming weeks. Up to 150 people from state, federal and private agencies will man the St. Paul center until floodwaters recede. While spring...
March 24, 2011 - 10:52am
As water rises, bridge work in the river ceases
Earlier this month, there were reasons for the contractors working on the new Hastings bridge to be optimistic. While predictions called for the possibility of significant flooding, the weather was cooperating and it looked possible that a devastating flood was going to be averted. That...
March 24, 2011 - 10:27am
March 23, 2011
Lock and Dam in Hastings prepares for flood; forecast is 18.9 feet by the end of the month
According to National Weather Service forecasts, the Mississippi River is expected to cross into the major flooding stage about midnight, March 26. As of 6 a.m. March 25, the river was at 13.72 feet. The latest predictions say the river will reach 18.9 feet on March 31. At that height,...
March 23, 2011 - 1:27pm