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Hastings Star Gazette
September is Drive the Great River Road Month
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
Corn maze a nod to first responders
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
crime and courts
City of Hastings
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Raiders' football blanked by South St. Paul Packers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
HHS runners perform well in conference and Mayo cross-country meets
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
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
David D. Marshall
Editorial: How to stay on course when supporting charitable athletic events
Letter: Summer’s not over yet
Letter: Hastings is full of kind people
Letter: In support of Jason Lewis
Letter: Don’t count on biased candidate forums
Real Estate Showcase
September 14, 2016
VFW seeks student essays
Hastings students have the opportunity to earn some cash awards and advancement for their writing. For almost 70 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has been sponsoring a scholarship essay competition, which has given almost $3.2 million in awards. Lyle Russell Post 1210 of...
September 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
July 4, 2016
Hastings VFW earns awards
Lyle Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1210 is a local veterans service organization based in Hastings. During the VFW Department of Minnesota State Convention, held in Rochester June 8-12, VFW Post 1210 was recognized in four categories: first place for community service...
July 4, 2016 - 8:00am
June 8, 2016
Hastings celebrates Memorial Day
Hastings hosted its annual Memorial Day event Monday, May 30. The day started with a flag ceremony at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings....
June 8, 2016 - 11:32am
May 24, 2016
Community will honor, remember those who served the country May 30
The Hastings community will remember the men and women who died while serving this country when the Lyle Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1210, Nelson Lucking American Legion Post 47, and their auxiliaries observe Memorial Day Monday, May 30. The observances will begin at 9 a.m....
May 24, 2016 - 11:46am
May 22, 2016
City remembers Vietnam War during 50th anniversary
The 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War begins this month. The community of Hastings will mark that observance as it, too, was impacted when two soldiers from Hastings – Duane Foss and Lawrence Swanson – were killed in action. See more about their lives and service below. Others...
May 22, 2016 - 8:00am
May 15, 2016
451st US Army Reserve Band performs Saturday, May 28
The City of Hastings, Downtown Business Association and the Hastings Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network will present an Armed Forces Appreciation...
Life/arts and entertainment
May 15, 2016 - 8:00am
May 4, 2016
Norway recognizes Hastings’ John Hankes for service
One year ago, John Hankes of Hastings received a prestigious award: the Congressional Gold Medal. Last weekend, he was recognized again, this...
May 4, 2016 - 3:31pm
February 29, 2016
Letter: Veterans deserve quality healthcare
To the editor, Veterans and service members who have sacrificed so much to protect our country absolutely deserve quality healthcare, timely delivery of their benefits and a 21st century electronic medical records system. Sadly, that is not the case in 2016 in America. The quagmires...
February 29, 2016 - 10:38am
August 21, 2015
Hastings native now commands Army medical center
Since leaving Hastings in 1981, Col. John A. Smyrski III has collected a long list of achievements and awards. On July 17, he added a new one:...
August 21, 2015 - 11:01am
February 6, 2015
Editorial: Let’s celebrate the men of the FSSF
What an honor it was for us to be present in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon as the First Special Service Force was given the Congressional Gold Medal. As you know by now, five Hastings residents were on the force and one was in attendance at the event — John Hankes. As...
February 6, 2015 - 11:02am
A big stage for a big award
While growing up in Hastings, Kate Brooke-Beyer thought she knew her father well. He was gentle. Kind. Not one to say much, let alone fight. The...
February 6, 2015 - 9:12am
February 3, 2015
At long last, a fitting tribute: For four Hastings men, the Congressional Gold Medal unfortunately comes too late
In 2013, Marcus Beyer and his wife, Kate Brooke-Beyer, took a trip to New Orleans to get away. With a few hours of free time on their hands one...
February 3, 2015 - 3:54pm
November 6, 2014
Observances set for Veterans Day
The Hastings community will honor its veterans with special observances and a dinner Tuesday, Nov. 11. Featured speakers include Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Gen. Gene Andreotti, retired adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard. All observances are open to the community. The...
November 6, 2014 - 10:05am
May 29, 2014
Veterans get cooking lessons at Le Cordon Bleu
A handful of veterans at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings are getting a taste of some top-notch cooking. On Thursday, May 15, four veterans...
May 29, 2014 - 1:28pm
January 31, 2014
Kline nominates Klein for U.S. Service Academy
Minnesota Congressman John Kline honored Adam Klein, a Hastings resident, at a ceremony in his Burnsville office to recognize his nominees to the U.S. Service Academies. “As a retired Marine Corps Colonel and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I take a great deal...
January 31, 2014 - 11:17am