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Hastings Star Gazette
Hastings construction projects set to begin this year
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Raiders marching band to host first-ever post-season show Oct. 2
September is Drive the Great River Road Month
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Boys’ soccer goes 2-1 over the week
HHS girls’ soccer goes 1-1-1 in busy week
Raiders girls’ swimming takes second at home meet
Raiders football shutout by South St. Paul Packers
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Hastings Tires Plus owner drives fast for ChumpCar races
Utecht to visit Hastings with copies of his new book
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
Mariah Smith joins SEAS as new youth minister
arts and entertainment
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
David D. Marshall
Letter: Political party roles have reversed
Letter: Council candidates express thanks
Letter: In support of Lisa Leifeld
Letter: In support of Tony Nelson
Letter: Angie Craig’s latest TV commercial
Real Estate Showcase
September 8, 2016
Girls’ tennis splits duals against Red Wing and Northfield
The Hastings girls’ tennis team continues to improve as their season takes off with non-conference play. This past week they defeated Red Wing at home 6-1 and lost to Northfield in Northfield 5-2. Home against Red Wing Against Red Wing the Raiders swept all of the doubles matches...
September 8, 2016 - 2:09pm
Raider football team starts its season with 14-8 win over Henry Sibley
The Hastings Raiders football team beat the Henry-Sibley Warriors 14-8 in the season opener last Friday night. The Raiders came out on top in...
September 8, 2016 - 2:07pm
September 6, 2016
Miesville wins state baseball title
The Miesville Mudhens won the Minnesota Baseball Association’s Class B state championship on Labor Day with a 6-3 win over the Moorhead Brewers. The Mudhens won Saturday, Sept. 4, 5-4 in walk-off fashion against the Shakopee Indians to advance to the state championship game....
September 6, 2016 - 12:55pm
August 1, 2016
Coon Rapids man dies in crash south of Hastings on Highway 316
A 57-year-old Coon Rapids man died early Saturday morning in a crash on Highway 316 south of Hastings. The man, Robert S. Kary, was driving a 2013 Freightliner semi northbound on Highway 316 at 200th Street East when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred at 2:30...
August 1, 2016 - 8:34am
June 26, 2016
Prescott woman dead, Hastings man injured in western Wisconsin motorcycle crash
A woman from Prescott died in a motorcycle crash Saturday in western Wisconsin. A Hastings man who was driving the motorcycle was injured in the crash. Joshua Sykora, a 34-year-old Hastings man, was driving and 38-year-old Brooke Baker of Prescott was his passenger. The vehicle went...
June 26, 2016 - 9:45am
June 24, 2016
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt magazine, based in Blue Earth, Minn. is owned by Bob Bromeland. The sale is expected to close on July 8. A letter...
June 24, 2016 - 1:54pm
June 21, 2016
Two Hastings residents arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Aitkin County
LAKE PARK, Minn. -- Ginnie Donovan of Lake Park, Minn., was in the midst of a prayer service for her daughter Monday night when she got the call from the Minnesota State Patrol. Two Hastings, Minn., residents had been arrested in the hit and run crash that killed 10-year-old Caylin...
News/crime and courts
June 21, 2016 - 8:02am
June 7, 2016
Hastings Middle School team competes in regional event
The Hastings Middle School sixth-grade Math Masters teams competed in a regional Math Masters event March 9 in Prior Lake. There were 105 students...
June 7, 2016 - 2:14pm
HMS students create artwork for Questar’s building
The walls by the main offices for Questar Assessment Inc. in Apple Valley are being enhanced by beautiful pieces of artwork. The individuals...
June 7, 2016 - 1:25pm
June 3, 2016
HMS students raise $9,000 for Hastings Family Service through annual tug-of-war
Hastings Middle School held its annual tug-o-war Friday, May 27. Classes fielded their best tugging teams and went head-to-head for all the glory....
June 3, 2016 - 9:38am
May 23, 2016
Warrant executed; charge results
The Dakota County Drug Task Force has charged Kenneth Charles Olson, 30, Hastings, with one count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree. The charge was filed following the Jan. 14 execution of a search warrant. According to the criminal complaint, Olson was in the residence...
News/crime and courts
May 23, 2016 - 4:04pm
April 22, 2016
Hastings native pens tribute to Prince for New York Daily News
A Hastings native, Matt Hendrickson, wrote a moving tribute to the affect that Prince had on his life growing up here. That tribute was published today by the New York Daily News. In the article, Hendrickson writes that when he was 12, he rode his bike to the Westview Mall to buy...
Life/arts and entertainment
April 22, 2016 - 11:19am
April 19, 2016
Empty Bowls fundraiser is April 21 at HHS
Hastings High School ceramics students have planned their Empty Bowls fundraiser event for 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the HHS commons area. Empty Bowls events happen all over the world and the premise is simple; guests choose a handmade bowl to use that evening...
April 19, 2016 - 3:06pm
April 11, 2016
Hastings graduate dies in St. Paul shooting above W.A. Frost restaurant
A Hastings High School graduate, Chase Passauer, died in a shooting in St. Paul Thursday afternoon. A Woodbury man is under arrest for the shooting,...
News/crime and courts
April 11, 2016 - 11:14am
April 8, 2016
Colvin hired as new Hastings girls hockey coach
Hastings High School announced Friday that Josh Colvin has been hired as the head girls hockey coach. Since 2007, Colvin has served as a social studies teacher at HHS and an assistant coach for the varsity girls hockey team. Most recently, he has served as the head coach of the...
April 8, 2016 - 1:03pm