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Coach looks to carry momentum into next season
Raider gymnasts finish season on a high note
Raiders look to continue strong MEC play, improve against section opponents next year
Raider boys' hockey lays foundation for years to come
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Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
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May 31, 2013
History repeating itself for Butch Kane: Hastings man stood in front row for ribbon-cutting to open bridge in 1951
Next week, when one lane in each direction is routed onto the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, you'd better believe you'll find Butch Kane...
May 31, 2013 - 3:31pm
May 30, 2013
City to memorialize 'Big Blue'
The City of Hastings is preparing for a changing of the guard. In the next week, demolition on "Big Blue" will begin, leaving Hastings with a drastic transformation in the landscape and a new bridge to grace the skyline. For 62 years, the gray-blue continuous truss bridge has watched...
May 30, 2013 - 8:49am
May 16, 2013
Southbound Highway 61 coming into Hastings will see delays beginning May 20
Beginning May 20, Highway 61 near Hastings will be reduced to a single lane in each direction through the intersection of Highway 10/Point Douglas Drive and Highway 61. The Highway 61/Highway 10 intersection will remain open and accessible. Construction work has been pushed back...
May 16, 2013 - 3:24pm
May 10, 2013
Clothier is first civilian to cross new bridge
When construction started on the new Hastings bridge a few years ago, workers kept seeing a familiar face appear. He was hard to miss -- on his...
May 10, 2013 - 10:10am
Almost time: MnDOT sets June 5 as target date to open new bridge to traffic
It won't be long now. Traffic will be routed onto the new Hastings bridge on or about Wednesday, June 5, according to project manager Steve...
May 10, 2013 - 9:42am
May 2, 2013
Overnight delays expected over bridge May 8 and 9
Utility work on the Hastings bridge next Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 and 9, may cause traffic delays. The work will restrict traffic to a single lane in both directions of Hwy 61 between Fourth Street and Highway 10 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day. The Minnesota Department of...
May 2, 2013 - 11:06am
March 29, 2013
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
October 11, 2012
Pricetag for bridge grows: MnDOT to pay $2.1 million to speed up construction
The price for the new Hastings bridge just went up by at least $2.4 million. The Minnesota Department of Transportation agreed last week to pay the contractor in the project $2.1 million for overtime to keep the project on schedule for a December 2013 completion. In its early stages,...
October 11, 2012 - 9:00am
September 28, 2012
A color for the next century: 'Terra cotta' bridge color was chosen to stand out, match downtown
There's been much talk about the color of the new bridge. Some, viewing the main span during its move last weekend, said they weren't so sure about the color, while others appreciated that it stands out. Officially, the bridge color is "terra cotta." It was chosen by the Visual Quality...
September 28, 2012 - 8:28am
A massive lift, massive relief - Bridge crews worked long hours, drank 50 gallons of coffee and ate 10 gallons of chili
Late Sunday night, a member of the team of builders working on the new Hastings bride left the work site to go on a quick break. As the man,...
September 28, 2012 - 8:20am
September 24, 2012
Bridge reopens to traffic
The Hastings bridge has been reopened to traffic, having been closed all weekend while bridge construction crews lifted the main span of the...
September 24, 2012 - 11:52am
September 23, 2012
Bridge lift complete; time-lapse video is now online
The main span for the new Hastings bridge was moved into place Sunday evening, and the lift of the 6.5 million pound structure began overnight. Things...
September 23, 2012 - 6:32am
September 20, 2012
Bridge project on schedule for Saturday; span will be floated downstream Saturday morning
By Tuesday, the landscape in Hastings will be significantly altered for the next 100 years. The main span for the new Highway 61 bridge here is on schedule to be floated in place, jacked up and secured by the end of the day Monday, Sept. 24. That means the current bridge will close...
September 20, 2012 - 8:37am
September 14, 2012
Hastings bridge closure update: The bridge is now expected to close Sept. 22-24
There has been another change of plans for the Hastings bridge. The main span is expected to be moved sometime this weekend, meaning the Highway 61 bridge will close on or around Sept. 22 through Sept. 24. River traffic will be suspended around this time as well. We will update...
September 14, 2012 - 3:18pm
September 10, 2012
Hastings bridge closure changes: It is now expected to close sometime next week
There has been another change of plans for the Hastings bridge closure, which had been scheduled for this week. It looks as though the bridge...
September 10, 2012 - 2:50pm