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Hastings Star Gazette
Connected in a big way: Hastings grad leads UW-River Falls student body
STAAR program helps students hone life skills
Record Number of Hastings High School Graduates Joining the Military
RiverTown investigates: The aftermath of surviving sexual assault
Prescott police: Fence jumpers; Kids report suspicious snake
crime and courts
Boys’ Golf: Dittrich competes at Bunker Hills in last state meet
Track and Field: Raider boys' 4x800 relay competes at state meet
Softball: Hastings eliminated after four section games
Girls' Golf: Raiders advance to second day and take sixth at section meet
Lacrosse: Both Raiders teams bounced in first game of sections
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
First Minnetonka City Bank vs. 103 North Concord Partners LLC NOFS
DENMARK TOWNSHIP: Proposed Vacation of Drainage and Utility Easements
DAKOTA CTY: 5/22/18 COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS
PROBATE OF ESTATE: John W. O'Connell
DAKOTA COUNTY: Public Notice and Comments - S.P. 019-650-016
Dakota County employers to vie for excellence awards
Woodbury Plastic Surgery Joins Fairview Physician Associates Network; Remains an Independent Clinic
Asia-Pacific Ethanol Summit visitors stop in Rosemount
WELS shop benefits Hastings and beyond
It's quaint, quirky and opening in downtown Hastings
Place a Business Announcement
Nancy (Shannon) Allen
Herbert M. Jelley, EdD
Deborah D. Wagner
Juliana Marie Raway
Paul & Donna Wagner
Letters to the editor: Pageant Pennies adding up to success; Do your job after your pet does its business
A Bea in the Garden column: Time to cruise … on down to farmers market
Column: Dad is major force in child’s wellbeing
Editorial: Support a community and celebrate together
A Bea in the Garde: Cotton on to rhubarb's history
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February 6, 2018
Hastings first black families helped shape state
In September 1857 a Minnesota Territory census named and counted inhabitants in preparation for statehood. Hastings' count was 1,983. One of them was "colored." He was Robert S. Burns, a 32-year-old, single barber from North Carolina. According to the census' occupation listings,...
February 6, 2018 - 9:43am
January 29, 2018
Downtown Hastings: A storied past
If walls could talk, there sure would be lots of stories coming from the buildings in downtown Hastings. Many of the shops and businesses are...
January 29, 2018 - 10:13am
November 22, 2017
Construction turns up century-old cemetery near Hastings
Sandra and Jim Herkenratt looked forward to having neighbors. For 38 years, the couple's home in Nininger township faced only an expansive farm...
November 22, 2017 - 7:39pm
December 11, 2016
Pioneer Room's new addition comes from Old Central
The Hastings Pioneer Room, Hastings' own local history archive, recently received a special donation of items from the Old Central High School....
December 11, 2016 - 8:00am
December 7, 2016
The attack across the globe that hit hard here at home
In October, Americans around the country began a four-year World War II 75th anniversary commemoration, running from Oct. 18, 2016 to Sept. 2,...
December 7, 2016 - 9:04am
October 5, 2016
Dozens of inventors have lived, worked in Hastings
Over the summer, this newspaper published a series of stories about “Hastings Firsts,” items or ideas that got their start right here in...
October 5, 2016 - 11:17am
September 16, 2016
Historic Preservation Conference explores Hastings history
Last week Hastings hosted the Historic Preservation Conference, an annual conference held in a different Minnesota city each year. This year,...
September 16, 2016 - 9:23am
August 14, 2016
1860s base ball exhibition held at Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park sure lived up to its name on Saturday, Aug. 6. In front of a nice crowd of people relaxing on lawn chairs in the shade, players...
August 14, 2016 - 8:00am
March 9, 2016
Deadline to enter Modern Interpretations of Historic Design IV approaches
The deadline for entry in the Modern Interpretations of Historic Design IV –Designs from the Hastings Needle work Company Arts Challenge is quickly approaching – April 30. This arts challenge is open to all artists locally, statewide, nationwide, and internationally. To register...
March 9, 2016 - 11:08am
December 30, 2013
Remember the 'Peanut Line?'
They called it “the friendliest train ride in the world.” As far back as 1882, the Hastings and Stillwater Railroad, affectionately nicknamed...
December 30, 2013 - 8:38am
November 10, 2011
Ramsey Mill ruins still stand next to Vermillion River
In 1855, Elbert H. Halstead located a claim on land at the lower falls of the Vermillion River. Eventually, Gov. Alexander Ramsey and Dr. Thomas...
November 10, 2011 - 10:26am
Spiral Bridge was once a landmark in Hastings
Toward the end of the 19th century, the small but growing river town of Hastings faced a dilemma. One of the oldest cities in the state, Hastings...
November 10, 2011 - 10:24am
Notes on Hastings' history
Hastings came to be known as Oliver's Grove when U.S. Army Lt. W. G. Oliver and his nine-man military detachment, bringing supplies to Fort Snelling in 1819, encountered freezing water and bad weather and were forced to spend the winter here in log cabins they built. For the next...
November 10, 2011 - 10:24am
Current City Hall dates back to 1871
Hastings City Hall provides a breath-taking view as visitors enter Hastings from the north on Highway 61. Housed in the 139-year-old building...
November 10, 2011 - 10:22am
June 5, 2010
Book Report: Cherma captured in poetry
Back in 1920, Edgar Lee Masters, who grew up in a small Midwestern college town wrote a wonderful book of poems about the kind of people who settled his town of Galesburg, Ill. He called it "Spoon River Anthology," after the classical custom of writing messages on tombstones of...
June 5, 2010 - 2:24am