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Remembering their service
The attack across the globe that hit hard here at home
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City of Hastings
Raiders boys' basketball beats Red Wing to open season
Raiders struggle against Burnsville, lose close one to Dodge County
River Blades Skating School performs at grand opening of Wells Fargo Winter Skate Rink
Ingenerf and Girgen compete at state swimming, diving meet
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
Dec. 7 event to highlight veterans sacrifices
Local students perform in Gustavus Adolphus Christmas program
Downtown embraces the season of lights
Holiday Hoopla medallion has been found
Fifth medallion hunt clue released for Holiday Hoopla
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City of Hastings Public Hearing CHAPTER 34 CITY FEES
Probate of Will Joseph P. Grant
DENMARK TWP - GRANLEY PLAN COMMISSION HEARING
Nininger Township Filings Open
DENMARK TWP - JOHN HEINBUCH Planning Commission Hearing
John Michael Palmer, 69
M. Margaret Caneff, 89
Donald F. Harris, 83
Ross J. Albertson, 52
Grant M. Walker, 30
Letters to the editor for Dec. 1
Letter: Local support helped African school
In support of Tony Jurgens
In response to Labovitch's letter
Viking cruise port could be smart tourism draw
Real Estate Showcase
January 12, 2012
City Council: Another light meeting
The next Hastings City Council meeting looks to be another quick one. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, as city offices are closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Unless new action is added, the only tasks the council has to accomplish Tuesday are approving...
January 12, 2012 - 4:12pm
January 11, 2012
Stadium activity increases as deadline, session near
ST. PAUL -- A Thursday deadline and the approaching Minnesota legislative session are pushing Vikings stadium talk up front. Stadium talk dominates this week, especially on Wednesday because of an unexpected proposal to build a stadium in Shakopee. Brad Tabke, mayor of the southwestern...
January 11, 2012 - 12:41pm
December 30, 2011
City Council: New Year's resolutions and recognitions
There isn't a whole lot of business for the Hastings City Council to address at its next meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. With the turnover of a new year, the council has several consent agenda resolutions to approve, such as giving approval to the mayor, finance...
December 30, 2011 - 11:24am
December 28, 2011
MN Senate Republicans pick new leader, promise 'fresh start'
ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- Minnesota Senate Republicans promised a fresh start Tuesday night, putting behind a scandal and spending 11 hours picking...
December 28, 2011 - 8:20am
December 27, 2011
MN Senate GOP meets to pick new leader
December 27, 2011 - 9:39am
December 21, 2011
MN Senate leader Koch apologizes for 'engaging in a relationship'
Former Senate Majority Leader Any Koch says she is sorry for being in a relationship with a Senate employee. "I regret more than words can express the hurt that I have caused to the people that I love, and to those who have worked and served with me over the past years," Koch said...
December 21, 2011 - 5:06pm
December 20, 2011
MN Senate leader's scandal could slow Vikings stadium discussion
ST. PAUL -- Upheaval within Senate Republican ranks could delay work on a Minnesota Vikings football stadium. "Obviously, it's a bump in the road," said Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, who is chief House point man for a stadium bill. Sen. Amy Koch, who resigned last week as majority...
December 20, 2011 - 12:48pm
December 15, 2011
Minnesota Senate leader's resignation shocks state's politicians
ST. PAUL -- The first woman to lead the Minnesota Senate is leaving, saying she wants to spend time with family and work in the private sector. Amy Koch, 40, shocked her colleagues Thursday when she wrote to them saying she would quit immediately as majority leader, in the job just...
December 15, 2011 - 7:55pm
City Council: Employee recognition, rezoning and next year's budget
The Hastings City Council will hold its final meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. Several city employees will be recognized for their years of service to the city. Fifteen employees mark their fifth year; seven have been here 10 years;...
December 15, 2011 - 4:03pm
December 14, 2011
Outdoors, environment groups see 120 days to stop carp
ST. PAUL -- Federal and state officials have 120 days to act against destructive Asian carp that could infest most Minnesota waters, a coalition of outdoors and environmental groups says. "I don't think it is anything we should tolerate," Jeff Forester of the Minnesota Seasonal Recreation...
December 14, 2011 - 4:48pm
December 11, 2011
Senator and governor battle, then agree to peace breakfast
ST. PAUL -- Perhaps a hardy breakfast can lead to a truce between one of Minnesota's most conservative Republicans, who wants to serve in Congress, and the state's liberal Democratic governor. After a day of back-and-forth emails and letters sharply criticizing each other, Sen. Mike...
December 11, 2011 - 11:00pm
December 9, 2011
Carp fight in high gear as DNA shows fishing heading north in Mississippi
December 9, 2011 - 9:30am
Dayton fights court order halting day care union election
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton is challenging a court order blocking an election that would allow in-home day care workers to join unions. His spokeswoman, Katharine Tinucci, said he will dispute the issue at a Jan. 17 Ramsey County Court hearing. Judge Dale Lindman on Monday ordered...
December 9, 2011 - 9:26am
December 7, 2011
Cattle TB restrictions over, opening national markets
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota cattle producers faced six emotional and financially challenging years, but now they celebrate a re-opening of markets...
December 7, 2011 - 5:05pm
December 5, 2011
Judge puts brakes on day care union vote, for now
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota day care provider vote to join unions is least temporarily on hold. A judge Monday ordered a stop to an election that was to begin Wednesday. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton last month ordered the vote, which two unions have sought for six years. Ramsey County...
December 5, 2011 - 1:52pm