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Hastings Star Gazette
Fire damages Twin City Container in Hastings
More details released on redevelopment at former Hudson site
Longtime Hastings police officer passes away
Dakota County inmates decorate stockings for veterans
Busted Nut to close temporarily in January for repairs
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raider basketball girls pick up sixth win of the season already
Boys place third at first MEC nordic skiing meet of the year
Win over Polars gives Raider hockey girls 7-3 record
After rough start, Raider boys hockey team wins two
Hastings places second at MEC swim relays
Pitching in to help: Lee Petersen of Hastings has a rare condition that causes his vertebrae to fuse together
Campus news week ending Dec. 19
Wedding:Kristen Bernadette and Eric Kilpo
Cooking on the lefse line: Nordic tradition helps fund local organization
Carolers making their way around Hastings in horse-drawn wagon
arts and entertainment
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME BORDER BBQ
VERMILLION TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF FILING
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITOS ON ESTATE OF MARGARET EILERS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ON ESTATE OF SCOTT PATRICK
MARSHAN TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF FILING
Jack Weber, 79
Carla J. Keto, 71
William Bernard Sartor, 72
August L. "Gus" Heinold
Sophie E. "Tuddie" Riley, 91
Editorial: Thanks, sponsors, for increase in donations
Letter: Hockey event didn’t give local athletes a fair shake
Letter: Speed limit on County Road 42 should be lowered
Letter: Slavik says ‘Thanks’ to area voters
Letter: TLC of Hastings says ‘Thanks!’
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April 18, 2013
Helen Gergen celebrates her milestone 100th birthday
A century well lived ... and still going strong. Helen Gergen was born April 10, 1913, to Paul and Emma Endres. She grew up on a farm in rural Hampton with her parents and siblings. This week, she turned 100 years old. Helen attended a rural grade school which was just on the corner of...
April 18, 2013 - 8:53am
All cheered out: Budget cuts mean no more cheerleading at HHS
When budgets get squeezed, it's inevitable that programs are lost. That's exactly the case in the Hastings school district this year. Bundled in with a number of staff reductions across the district are the elimination of two high school extracurricular programs: cheerleading and...
April 18, 2013 - 8:28am
United Way's volunteer network highlighted
The United Way of Hastings is recognizing National Volunteer Week by getting the word out about its E-Volunteer Network. The network compiles a list for both volunteers to browse and organizations to list their openings. A number of openings are on the network at any given point,...
April 18, 2013 - 8:26am
Midtown Tire collects 180 pounds of food for Hastings Family Service
Midtown Tire and Service Center in Hastings recently held a food drive. They collected more than 180 pounds of food during the drive, all of...
business / / news
April 18, 2013 - 8:23am
April 12, 2013
April 12, 2013: Hastings teen dies by suicide
An 18-year-old Hastings woman died by suicide Thursday, April 11, at about 10:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Sibley Street. She was a 2012 graduate of Hastings High School. The woman was interviewed in August of 2012 by WCCO Television and shared her story with them as part of...
April 12, 2013 - 10:19am
April 11, 2013
Second in the nation: Riverside Company is first runner-up at nationals
Last year, Hastings High School's top show choir, Riverside Company, made its first appearance at the Show Choir Nationals and placed third. Last weekend, the choir returned to nationals, held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., and did even better. Judges ranked them...
news / education
April 11, 2013 - 9:17am
April 5, 2013
Police seeking info on vehicle that hit teen on March 23
Two juvenile pedestrians were hit by a vehicle in the parking lot at the Westview Center just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Officers responded to the hospital upon learning a juvenile there was being treated after being hit. The driver of the a purple vehicle threw ketchup...
April 5, 2013 - 8:47am
April 1, 2013
Find a pot hole? Send a text to the city's public works department
The Hastings Public Works Department encourages community members to report pot holes in need of repair on public streets within the City limits. Now anyone can anonymously text the exact location of the pot hole to City staff using the City's Tip411 account. Simply texting the...
April 1, 2013 - 9:22am
March 29, 2013
49 years of success: Hastings family founded Afton Alps on hard work
Just over 49 years ago, three farmers from Hastings took a risk. They built a ski area on a hill near Afton, opening with just a couple rope tows and 37 skiers on their first day, Dec. 21, 1963. Today, Afton Alps is a successful business that's grown beyond a simple ski hill. There...
news / business /
March 29, 2013 - 9:56am
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
March 27, 2013
Hastings man charged with assaulting 11-month-old child
A 22-year-old Hastings man, Steven Edward Dale Wiltermuth remains in the Dakota County Jail after being charged with one felony count of assault in the first degree (great bodily harm) on an 11-month-old child. Hastings Police had been contacted March 16 by a Hastings woman who...
crime and courts / news
March 27, 2013 - 2:47pm
March 25, 2013
Vieth is new executive director at Carpenter Nature Center
The Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings has a new executive director. Jen Vieth was the unanimous choice of the three committees tasked with hiring a new leader for the non-profit center. The position became available earlier this year when Jim Fitzpatrick decided to retire after...
March 25, 2013 - 4:03pm
March 21, 2013
Everyday Hero: Sarah Wasvick
About four years ago, Sarah Wasvick's son Taylor took to the football field for the Hastings Raiders. Wasvick wanted to help, and one thing she figured she could do was snap a few photos for the players. She wanted better photos of her sons, so she began clicking away and hasn't...
March 21, 2013 - 1:22pm
Communication lacking during snow emergency: More than 130 vehicles cited, 25 towed in March 4 snowfall
In early March, an overnight snowstorm meant an unpleasant surprise for Hastings resident Jane Snyder. Weather reports had been predicting snow, so Snyder watched the news to see if there were going to be any school closings or snow emergencies. Seeing none, she figured she would...
March 21, 2013 - 8:22am
March 15, 2013
Hastings teen injured in crash continues to heal
Brian Gapp, the Hastings teenager seriously injured in a crash last October, continues to make progress. That said, his life these days is far more challenging that life before the crash for the 16-year-old HHS junior. He has double vision and his hearing is still very limited....
March 15, 2013 - 8:44am