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Hastings Star Gazette
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
Area schools delayed Monday morning
crime and courts
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
Senior Axelrod commits to play collegiate lacrosse
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
Lorraine Sathra (nee Birk)
L. Marvin "Marv" Raway
Richard "Dick" Murtaugh
June I. Ovsak
Richard P. Almquist
Tina Folch for House Representative
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
Column: What's all the fuss about a shot clock?
Speed of Life column: When enough is enough
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June 9, 2014
Bridge down to one lane this week for anti-icing system
The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently released an update on Hastings' Highway 61 bridge construction. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both directions through Thursday, June 12, at 5 p.m. Crews will be installing sensors and pucks for the bridge's anti-icing...
June 9, 2014 - 9:03am
November 22, 2013
New Hastings bridge dedicated during Friday morning ceremony
The new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings was dedicated at a ceremony here Friday morning. All four lanes of the new bridge opened for traffic...
November 22, 2013 - 11:33am
November 20, 2013
Bridge fully open; dedication is Friday
The drive across the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings has gotten a lot easier. This past weekend, bridge crews opened all four lanes to traffic,...
November 20, 2013 - 1:59pm
November 15, 2013
Bridge opens four lanes
The Hastings bridge opened all four lanes this afternoon, slightly ahead of a previously announced Saturday opening. The southbound lanes opened first at about 4:30 p.m., followed by the northbound lanes about an hour and a half later. Aesthetic lighting is also visible this...
November 15, 2013 - 7:57pm
October 4, 2013
Letter: Why not raise some money from Old Blue?
To the editor, So after six decades as the iconic symbol of our fair city, the Hastings bridge is headed for the dump. After seeing people hauling off pieces of concrete on the last day we were able to walk across it, don’t you think someone might pay five bucks for a small piece...
October 4, 2013 - 9:14am
September 20, 2013
Second Street under bridge to close Monday, Tuesday
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is planning to close Second Street between the east and west ramps to Highway 61 on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 24. The closure is required because of concrete overlay and subsequent work that needs to be done on the northbound bridge...
September 20, 2013 - 3:03pm
August 15, 2013
Today's concrete work rescheduled for Saturday
The latest concrete pour on the south approach of the new Hastings Bridge has been rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 17. Second Street will be closed temporarily from the east ramp to the west ramp from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m.
August 15, 2013 - 8:39am
August 13, 2013
Second Street to close temporarily Thursday for third concrete pour
A significant concrete pour will occur on the south approach of the new Hastings Bridge on Aug. 15, causing a temporary road closure on Second Street from the east ramp to the west ramp from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the third and final of three pours over the span of about one...
August 13, 2013 - 1:16pm
August 8, 2013
Concrete work will close Second Street Saturday morning
MnDOT will be conducting a significant concrete pour on the south approach of the new Highway 61 bridge Aug. 10. Second Street will be closed temporarily from the east ramp to the west ramp from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, to allow concrete trucks safe access to and from...
August 8, 2013 - 11:35am
August 6, 2013
Expect flagging on Second Street near bridge Wednesday
Last week, construction crews moved the causeway from the old Hastings Bridge to the existing bridge in order to continue demolition of "Big Blue." Crews will continue to remove the north approach deck and superstructure. This process is expected to last through mid-August. On...
August 6, 2013 - 1:39pm
June 19, 2013
A changing landscape
Construction crews have successfully demolished the portion of the old Highway 61 bridge over downtown Hastings, and they have already begun...
June 19, 2013 - 10:43am
June 6, 2013
Bridge preview: United Way gets first look at new bridge
At midday Friday, May 31, a few dozen people gathered downtown to take advantage of a special opportunity. The United Way of Hastings coordinated...
June 6, 2013 - 2:33pm
June 4, 2013
Traffic now flowing on new bridge; demolition of old bridge to begin Wednesday morning
All traffic coming in and out of Hastings on Highway 61 is using the new bridge over the Mississippi River. Just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, northbound...
June 4, 2013 - 7:42pm
June 3, 2013
Traffic to move onto new bridge tonight, tomorrow
The Hastings Bridge Project - three years in the making - has reached an exciting and critical milestone: late today, construction crews will reroute the southbound lane of traffic on Highway 61 onto the new Hastings Bridge. Approximately 24 hours later, crews will reroute the northbound...
June 3, 2013 - 3:26pm
June 1, 2013
Date set for bridge memorial
The City of Hastings has received the tentative go-ahead from MnDOT or a bridge memorial event to commemorate the final hours of "Big Blue." If the weather cooperates, the bridge farewell processional will take place on Tuesday evening, June 4. Those interested in attending this historic...
June 1, 2013 - 8:21am