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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
September 26, 2013
Seminar on concussions is planned for Monday, Sept. 30, in Hastings
Hastings residents have an opportunity to learn all about concussions Monday. The Regina Foundation’s newly formed Community Relations Committee will host a seminar on the topic from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Regina Medical Center Conference Center.
life / events
September 26, 2013 - 9:29am
Black Dirt Theater schedules upcoming events
It is show time at 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hastings High School.
life / arts and entertainment
September 26, 2013 - 9:26am
Officers determine sexual assault reported over the summer did not occur
After an investigation by Hastings police, it appears as though the criminal sexual assault that reportedly occurred in Hastings over the summer did not occur.
news / crime and courts
September 26, 2013 - 9:25am
September 19, 2013
Local team is one of top fundraisers for Autism Speaks
When Brett Schommer was diagnosed with PDD/NOS on the Autism Spectrum in 2002, the world was still learning about autism. Only about one in 180 children back then were diagnosed with autism. These days, popular knowledge of the disorder is drastically improved and awareness is better...
life / health
September 19, 2013 - 10:30am
Hastings Ford plans fundraiser for Hastings band
Hastings Ford will be hosting the sixth annual fall Drive 4UR Community event on Monday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For every person who takes a spin in a new Ford during the Drive 4UR Community event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Hastings Band Boosters.
news / business
September 19, 2013 - 10:26am
Driver charged in 2012 crash that killed Cannon Falls man
Six months after a one-vehicle crash killed a Cannon Falls man near New Trier, the Minnesota State Patrol has charged a Hampton man in connection with the crash. Keri James Gesme, 27, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide (driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of...
news / crime and courts
June 19, 2013 - 10:54am
June 6, 2013
Afton man killed in boat crash on St. Croix River
An Afton man was killed Wednesday in a boat crash on the St. Croix River. According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, David Joseph Riley, 40, was killed and two others were injured in the crash. The two people injured were identified as Patrick Anthony Puhalla, 46, Bayport,...
June 6, 2013 - 3:33pm
A big night for big speeches: Four HHS seniors chosen as graduation speakers look forward to taking the stage
While their classmates have got an early start on summer, the four Hastings High School graduation speakers have been hard at work this week refining their speeches and practicing both indoors and outdoors. Their big night comes Friday when commencement exercises are held at 7 p.m....
news / education
June 6, 2013 - 8:35am
May 2, 2013
City's building official makes the most of winter: Tom Bakken aims to ski 58 times this season
Hastings' building official, Tom Bakken, looks forward to winter every year. An avid skier, he spends much of his free time on the slopes when they're open. This year, he set himself a goal: ski 58 times - once for every year he's been alive. He didn't start the 2012-2013 winter...
May 2, 2013 - 1:29pm
April 26, 2013
Rivertown Lions citywide garage sales are May 3, 4
The Rivertown Lions 21st annual citywide garage sales will be held Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4. More than 80 garage sales are scheduled. Look for the bright pink signs. Items for sale includes clothing, furniture, tools, books, knick knacks, children's items, collectibles and...
April 26, 2013 - 1:05pm
HHS spring musical is 'Once Upon a Mattress'
Next weekend, Hastings High School students will put on a show that's very different from ones they've done in the past. This year's spring musical is "Once Upon a Mattress." More than 35 students are involved in the cast, technical crew and orchestra. The musical, which features...
news / education
April 26, 2013 - 9:39am
3M grant to HFS recognizes volunteers
The 3M Foundation has donated $2,250 to Hastings Family Service in recognition of nine outstanding HFS volunteers who combined for 1,577 hours of volunteer service to HFS in 2012. As part of the 3M Volunteer Match, the 3M Foundation will donate $250 to eligible non-profit organizations...
April 26, 2013 - 9:38am
Celebrating 100 years - Hastings creamery started downtown, making butter
A lot can change in 100 years. The Hastings Cooperative Creamery Association, which last week celebrated its 100th anniversary, has seen several...
news / business /
April 26, 2013 - 9:36am
April 23, 2013
Hastings schools delayed two hours today, April 23
All Hastings public schools are delayed two hours today, April 23, due to the snowstorm that hit the area Monday night and Tuesday morning. Kids Kampus will open as scheduled or as soon as staff is able to arrive. There are no ECFE/ECSE or community education classes today.
April 23, 2013 - 5:21am
April 18, 2013
Guest viewpoint: Sexual violence requires community attention
As the father of three girls and a police officer who has responded to and investigated many sexual assault cases over the years, I am concerned. If you follow the headlines, you know that sexual violence perpetrated against women and children is an all too common occurrence. This...
April 18, 2013 - 2:44pm