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Hastings Star Gazette
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
Hastings great Bob McNamara dies
Medallion finders to donate $500 prize to church youth group
Bighead and silver carp discovered in Pool 2 of Mississippi River
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
Amateur Baseball: Angels' bats outmatch Mudhens
Little Log House Antique Power Show is this weekend
Root beer float party planned for Thursday
Hastings man presents paper in Norway
Samantha Kent advances to state competition in September
Campus news week ending 7/25
arts and entertainment
Lorraine F. Metzger, 78
Carla P. Reichenberg, 86
Raymond J. Feidt, 85
Mary "Betty" Schmitt, 87
Rita Ann Welshons, 86
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Letter: Downtown needs store that attracts the average resident
Letter: Kline deserves rank as worst congressman
Editorial: Passing of Bob McNamara is sad news for Gophers fans
Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
July 19, 2010
Al and Beth Bester are county's Farm Family of the Year
The University of Minnesota has named the Al and Beth Bester family of Hampton Dakota County's "2010 Farm Family of the Year." The Besters were recognized locally Tuesday, July 13, at the Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting. Al was raised on a farm in Rosemount that was...
July 19, 2010 - 9:40am
Little Log House Antique Power Show is July 23-25
The 20th annual Little Log House Antique Power Show will be held this weekend - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 23-25. The show features living history enactments, a daily parade, pancake breakfast, tractor and truck pull, musical entertainment and the second annual...
July 19, 2010 - 8:48am
July 8, 2010
Update: IDs made in Thursday's crash on Highway 61 near Welch
A crash injured five people and closed Highway 61 between Miesville and Highway 316 for half an hour shortly before noon Thursday. A woman...
July 8, 2010 - 2:57pm
July 7, 2010
Fundraiser planned for HopeKids at Tamales on July 12
When little Cole Christian was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2008, his family's lives suddenly began to revolve around visits to the hospital, around treatment and around getting him better. Lost in the shuffle were family outings and family vacations. That's where HopeKids came...
July 7, 2010 - 2:53pm
Music festival raised $11K for HFS
The second annual Hastings Music Festival raised another $11,000 for Hastings Family Service. The check was delivered Tuesday night to HFS. Last year, the festival donated $11,500 to HFS. Andy Lucking, one of the festival organizers, said gross receipts were up considerably this...
July 7, 2010 - 1:00pm
Cruise-In car show is Saturday
The fourth of 10 Cruise-In car shows will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 10, on Second Street and some of the side streets in the Hastings downtown area. The Downtown Business Association is sponsoring the shows every other Saturday through Oct. 2. The streets in...
July 7, 2010 - 12:59pm
Pleasant Drive still on track to reopen the week of July 26
Good weather has meant the contractor for the major road construction project on Pleasant Drive and Lyn Way has made significant progress. The progress along Pleasant means it will reopen to traffic during the week of July 26. "We're anxious to see it get paved," city engineer Nick...
July 7, 2010 - 12:59pm
Schnell settling in as new chief
Paul Schnell's first few days as Hastings Chief of Police were a whirlwind of meetings, introductions and immersion into the community. He's been spending his time meeting with every employee in the department, meeting key leaders at City Hall such as the mayor and council members,...
July 7, 2010 - 12:57pm
July 2, 2010
Photographer finds bald eagle released through Carpenter Nature Center's banding program
Near Crystal Falls, Mich., in 1998 someone pulled out a gun and shot a bald eagle. Twice. The eagle was discovered shortly thereafter, but the prognosis wasn't good. Twelve years later, the outlook is much different for that eagle. The amazing story began in 1998 when the injured...
July 2, 2010 - 8:00am
June 30, 2010
Enjoy the 4th at Lake Isabel Park
A tradition for East Hastings and the rest of the community is set to go again this year on Sunday, July 4. The annual East Hastings Improvement Association Fourth of July celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday at Lake Isabel Park. The day is filled with food,...
June 30, 2010 - 2:34pm
2,000-mile motorized wheelchair journey brings man through Hastings
On June 1, the back tires of Robert Van Vranken II's motorized wheelchair were resting in the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca....
June 30, 2010 - 8:00am
June 29, 2010
Fireworks show set for dusk on July 4
The annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Hastings will be held at dusk Sunday, July 4, at the Hastings Country Club. The Vermillion State Bank is sponsoring the display.
June 29, 2010 - 4:24pm
June 25, 2010
Homemade raft carrying group of performers stops in Hastings
The Unseen Ghost Brigade made a stop in Hastings Thursday, June 24, on their third day of travel down the Mississippi River. The group of performers built a homemade raft that they are sailing all the way to where the Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico. They began building the raft...
June 25, 2010 - 11:04am
June 23, 2010
Salvation Army planning store in Hastings at former Midtown Foods site
By the time school starts this fall, Hastings could be home to a new Salvation Army family store and donation center. "Family store is the term we use for thrift store," explained Bill Price, the administrator of the Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center. The organization...
June 23, 2010 - 11:28am
Public Safety Night is Cruise-In theme
The third of 10 Cruise-In car shows, with the special theme of "Public Safety Night," will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 26, on Second Street and some of the side streets in the downtown area. The theme will be reflected with emergency vehicles, including fire trucks,...
June 23, 2010 - 7:44am