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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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HHS boys' basketball falls to Rosemount in first round of section playoffs
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February 8, 2010
Communities push Red Rock line
ST. PAUL -- Officials from the southeastern Twin Cities and beyond say their communities should be next in line for a passenger rail line, and a $500,000 park-and-ride lot in Hastings is the first step. "This is about investing in jobs," Rep. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove, said,...
February 8, 2010 - 5:35pm
February 3, 2010
Hastings' caucus results similar to rest of state - Seifert and Anderson Kelliher
The votes were quite similar to statewide results when precinct caucus attendees in Hastings cast their straw ballot votes for governor Tuesday night. Speaker of the House of Representatives Margaret Anderson Kelliher "won" the DFL straw vote for governor with 16 votes among Hastings...
February 3, 2010 - 12:01pm
May 31 is final day for TRAC bus
It's been more than 30 years, but on May 31, the city's TRAC bus program will no longer exist. It will be replaced by a new, metro-wide dial-a-ride system called Transit Link. Citing the loss of funding from the Metropolitan Council, the Hastings City Council voted Monday night...
February 3, 2010 - 8:02am
February 2, 2010
Major political parties will caucus Feb. 2
The grassroots effort of Minnesota politics is about to begin with the convening of the election-year caucuses. At the caucuses, interested people share their ideas, vote on resolutions, conduct straw ballots, and elect delegates to the county conventions. Minnesota will hold...
February 2, 2010 - 11:36am
January 28, 2010
Sieben bill could mean a park and ride for downtown Hastings
A bill introduced by Sen. Katie Sieben Tuesday could provide a half-million dollars to set up a park and ride in downtown Hastings. Two other bills introduced by Sieben seek to begin preliminary studies and engineering and upgrade rail lines in preparation for a high-speed train from...
January 28, 2010 - 10:43am
January 27, 2010
Former guardsman will seek 57A seat
A Cottage Grove man who lost his legs in Iraq will seek a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. John Kriesel, a former Minnesota National Guard member, said he will run as a Republican for the District 57A seat now held by Karla Bigham, who announced she won't seek re-election. "I...
January 27, 2010 - 10:02am
January 25, 2010
New dial-a-ride program comes to Dakota County in May
It is still unknown exactly what will become of the city's TRAC bus program when a new, metro-wide dial-a-ride service called Transit Link is implemented in Dakota County this May. The Metropolitan Council currently pays for $250,000 of the $400,000 it takes to operate TRAC annu...
January 25, 2010 - 8:05am
January 22, 2010
UPDATE: Murphy retiring; who will replace him?
Steve Murphy, a five-term lawmaker from Red Wing and chairman of the powerful Senate Transportation Committee, announced Friday that he will...
January 22, 2010 - 1:37pm
Bridge project released to contractors
The request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of a new Highway 61 bridge is now in the hands of potential builders, and the document includes...
January 22, 2010 - 9:26am
January 20, 2010
Council passes storm water fee
Owners of single-family homes will soon see a new $46.20 annual charge on their city utility bills, as the Hastings City Council approved a new storm water fee Tuesday night.
January 20, 2010 - 9:44am
January 15, 2010
Sieben attending local meetings
Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL, Cottage Grove, will be attending city council and school board meetings around the area in the upcoming weeks to discuss issues and concerns with local elected officials. "Our local governments and school districts are feeling the effects of the state's budget...
January 15, 2010 - 8:49am
City, county offices closed on MLK Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday Jan. 18, and city and county offices are closed, as well as Hastings schools. There will be no TRAC service through the city that day, and Hastings City Hall will be closed. All Dakota County offices are also closed, along with Hastings schools....
January 15, 2010 - 8:45am
January 14, 2010
DCC executive director will retire
Dakota Communications Center executive director Kent Therkelsen has announced he will retire this spring. "In 2006 when I got involved with this I wanted to be part of a start-up project. It's been my plan all along to leave when I felt that there was good operational stability,"...
January 14, 2010 - 9:15am
January 11, 2010
City to create page on Facebook
The city of Hastings wants to be your friend. "Accept" or "Ignore?" That question could soon be coming to Facebook users across Hastings as the city gets set to roll out its own Facebook page. Facebook is a social-networking website primarily used by individuals and allows users...
January 11, 2010 - 9:20am
January 8, 2010
High speed train to Chicago could run through Hastings
A state rail and transit plan identifies the Mississippi River corridor - which travels through Hastings - as the best route for a future high-speed rail line between the Twin Cities and Chicago. The Minnesota Department of Transportation began working on the plan after the state...
January 8, 2010 - 8:03am