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Hastings Star Gazette
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will once again stop in Hastings
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Minnesota roundup: Arrest made in killing of 95-year-old Anoka man; Downtown Mpls. Macy's to close; 4 state news stories
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
crime and courts
City of Hastings
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
HHS cross-country teams finish strong season
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
Fourth medallion hunt clue released for Holiday Hoopla
arts and entertainment
ASSUME NAME Cleaning Services by chris
Marketplace Home Mortgage, vs Goff
Sister Florence M. Judge, 93
Richard M. "Rich" Bohen, 71
Irene Klemetsrud, 93
Dean A. Aschenbrenner, 57
Cynthia Beebe, 64
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
In support of Adam Estenson
Real Estate Showcase
March 21, 2014
Concept shows potential for duplexes in downtown Hastings
Lately, the Hastings riverfront has been getting all the attention when it comes to new development. But there’s another project in the works...
March 21, 2014 - 8:48am
February 10, 2014
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows will not seek re-election this fall
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows announced Monday he would not seek re-election to another four-year term as the county's top law enforcement official. “I have decided not to seek another term as Dakota County sheriff in the 2014 fall election,” said Bellows. “The opportunity...
February 10, 2014 - 3:18pm
February 7, 2014
Editorial: Lawmakers should see session as a chance to undo messes
As long as Gov. Mark Dayton wants an “unsession” to undo outdated and unnecessary actions of Legislatures past, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is among those with some “un” ideas worth considering. The state’s biggest business-representing group urges starting with...
February 7, 2014 - 9:20am
Three new officers expected to join Hastings police force
By the end of the month, the City of Hastings expects to have job offers extended to three new police officers to fill current and upcoming vacancies in the department. Three veteran officers have retired already – Richard Brown in December, Rene Doffing in January and Steve Scharfe...
February 7, 2014 - 8:44am
October 4, 2013
Letter: Who does John Kline represent?
To the editor, I recently read an article about reclassifying home care workers so they will receive minimum wage and overtime pay: Rep. John Kline opposes this move on the grounds that it will raise home care costs and therefore, perhaps, some people will not be able to afford...
October 4, 2013 - 9:19am
August 30, 2013
City Council: Preliminary budget and a restaurant expansion
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. In the consent agenda, which is expected to be approved with little to no discussion, are resolutions adopting the preliminary 2014 city budget and property...
August 30, 2013 - 10:58am
August 2, 2013
City Council: New officer, sand mining and Conzemius park ravine improvements
The next Hastings City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at City Hall. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. A new police officer, Katie Fitzhenry, will be sworn in and welcomed to the Hastings Police Department. Holst Excavating has requested a special...
August 2, 2013 - 2:03pm
July 12, 2013
City Council: A new site plan, a business appeal and police news
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. The public will...
July 12, 2013 - 10:55am
June 28, 2013
City Council: A new site plan and a film permit on the agenda tonight
The Hastings City Council will meet Monday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda.
June 28, 2013 - 10:58am
June 14, 2013
City Council: A new officer, street renaming and a new Levee Park gathering center
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 17. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. A new police officer, Matthew Hedrick, will be sworn in and welcomed to the city. Two presentations will be given. One will recognize Eagle Scout Ben Bloomstrand...
June 14, 2013 - 10:21am
May 31, 2013
City Council: Barbecues on the patio, water pollution and last year's financial report
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the council chambers at City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. A change to the use of barbecues on patios and decks will be discussed. The current ordinance prohibits the use of barbecues...
May 31, 2013 - 3:18pm
May 17, 2013
City Council: New police officer, preservation awards and project updates
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. The council will swear in and welcome a new police officer, Christopher Nelson, to the Hastings police force. Nelson was hired following an extensive...
May 17, 2013 - 11:10am
May 9, 2013
Mesko Lee takes the helm as new city administrator
Melanie Mesko Lee is officially Hastings' new city administrator. She was voted into the position at the council meeting Monday evening. Local...
May 9, 2013 - 2:12pm
May 3, 2013
City Council: Recognitions, a new middle school parking lot and a new city administrator
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda. Leading off the meeting will be three proclamations. The first, which is also expected to include a performance, recognizes the Hastings High School...
May 3, 2013 - 10:23am
April 19, 2013
Hastings interim administrator Mesko Lee is council pick for city's top job
After interviewing three "very strong" candidates for Hastings' new city administrator Friday morning, the Hastings City Council voted to advance Melanie Mesko Lee forward in the hiring process. Mesko Lee is the city's current interim administrator and formerly was the city's assistant...
April 19, 2013 - 3:00pm