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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
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
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
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
December 19, 2013
Regina nurses unite for better contract deal, will hold vigil Monday
Nurses at Regina Medical Center are fighting for a better contract from the facility’s new owner. Since April, negotiators from the nurses’ union have been trying to work out a contract deal with Allina, which finalized its purchase of the Regina hospital in September. So far,...
December 19, 2013 - 9:02am
October 25, 2013
Letter: Tobacco tax is a ‘sin tax’
This letter is in response to the editorial “State tax on tobacco is a health tax” in the Oct. 13 edition of the Star Gazette. It is still a “sin tax.” You really need to rethink your position on the subject. I could agree with you if the revenues from the tax went towards...
October 25, 2013 - 9:25am
August 16, 2013
Gegen's wish comes true: With a clean bill of health, 6-year-old John Gegen took his family on a week-long trip to Hawaii
While 6-year-old John “Mikko” Gegen fought his cancer in a room at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, he had a big decision to make. The...
August 16, 2013 - 9:15am
August 9, 2013
Regina resident collects thousands of pop tabs for charity
Patricia McDermott spent most of her life on a dairy farm in Iowa. She helped out with chores, feeding the calves and taking care of her family’s sheep. She was born with a mental disability — tests later in her life suggested she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage before she was...
August 9, 2013 - 8:34am
July 17, 2013
Allina will assume ownership of Regina Medical Center, Senior Living facilities
On Aug. 1, Allina Health will assume full ownership of Regina Medical Center in Hastings. For almost 30 years, Regina Medical Center has built a close working relationship with Allina Health, according to a press release issued by Regina.
July 17, 2013 - 9:25am
July 10, 2013
Through their eyes: Hastings woman learns Tibetan plight from those who have suffered
Kelli Kenyon had a decision to make. A Hastings native studying at St. Catherine’s University, she had to choose a course to fulfill the school’s...
July 10, 2013 - 2:22pm
Dakota County seeks volunteers for emergency exercise
No one likes to think about the possibility of a disaster or emergency. However, staff in emergency response agencies must plan, prepare and practice in case the worst happens. To prepare for the possibility of a disease outbreak, the Dakota County Public Health Department has...
July 10, 2013 - 11:37am
June 19, 2013
Feed My Starving Children calls for volunteers
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) announced that it needs many volunteers on a steady basis throughout the summer to meet promised meal shipments to 70 countries around the world. As of Wednesday, FMSC needs an additional 4,000 volunteers to meet its goal by the end of August....
June 19, 2013 - 3:15pm
April 3, 2013
Dieticians say small steps can lead to big results
While the inclination may be to literally "hit the ground running," when it comes to making healthy choices, experts seem to agree that small...
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
March 27, 2013
What's being hungry got to do with eating?
In January a small group in western Wisconsin celebrated the one-year anniversary of a local gathering where everyone may not know your name,...
March 27, 2013 - 6:00am
March 26, 2013
OH, BABY! You're in good hands
Why is play important for children's development? What is the most important thing to remember when changing a baby's diaper? What information...
March 26, 2013 - 8:24am
January 30, 2013
Losing pounds & gaining happiness
O'Neal Hampton remembers the nights he used to spend lounging on the couch at his Richfield, Minn., home with a bag of potato chips by his side...
January 30, 2013 - 6:31am
September 26, 2012
Nordic walkers take to the streets
They've been walking their neighborhood for about 11 years, but these days three New Richmond, Wis. women are shaking up their routine just a...
September 26, 2012 - 6:34am
September 25, 2012
Active Life is Key for Nonogenarian
At 91, Vernice Evans may be one of western Wisconsin's best examples of someone living a life of vitality. "I think staying active and having...
September 25, 2012 - 6:31am
September 24, 2012
Ease the discomfort of arthritis
Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and...
September 24, 2012 - 7:05am