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Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Beavers busy chewing down trees on city-owned lots in Newport
Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Construction turns up century-old cemetery near Hastings
crime and courts
Rogers, Carlson, McNary and Pottinger sign letters of intent
Adjusting and learning is the name of the game
Hastings' junior Natasha Girgen qualifies for state in two events
Girls hockey drops first two games to section opponents
Cross-country: Nogle fights illness to run at state meet
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
arts and entertainment
Probate Estate Christine Drahos
Dissolution of Marriage: Novotny
Probate Estate Marina Challeen
Amended Assume Name Lalah's Oasis
Probate Estate Janaan Rasmusen
Carol Ann Kasal
Gloria M. Norum
JoAnn M. Rechtzigel
Letters to the editor: HPAAC gala a success; A thank you to Chief Schutt
Viewpoint: Falling into peak pumpkin season
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Viewpoint: Target brand, not Hastings economy, may be behind closure
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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
October 25, 2013
Guest editorial:Let’s serve veterans as well as they have served us
During the recent government shutdown many numbers were thrown around. But there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget. More than one a day. That is how many members of our active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve...
October 25, 2013 - 9:01am
May 16, 2013
Hastings residents will remember, honor those who served the country
A new cemetery marker for a Hastings man who was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War will serve as the beginning of the Memorial...
May 16, 2013 - 9:28am
April 12, 2013
Remembering the war
It was nearly the end of almost two hours of speaking to students in Hastings High School teacher Scott Smallidge's social studies class last...
April 12, 2013 - 9:06am
January 25, 2013
Franken talks education with veterans
Hastings resident Paul Bernardy knows the importance of education. Bernardy is a retired Navy/Naval Reservist and is in his fifth semester...
January 25, 2013 - 10:56am
June 15, 2012
Hastings grad Lisa Amble assigned to Navy flight school
Lisa Amble, a 2008 graduate of Hastings High School, recently graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Amble graduated...
June 15, 2012 - 2:10pm
January 12, 2012
Army soldier pays Hastings third-graders a visit
For Veteran's Day last November, a group of third-grade students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School sent letters to Minnesota soldiers serving...
January 12, 2012 - 10:07am
June 23, 2011
Hastings native Capt. Ryan Ernst is honored with two awards
Air Force Capt. Ryan Ernst of Hastings was recently presented the Bronze Star and the Army Accommodation Medal. According to the narrative read at the Bronze Star medal presentation, "1LT (first lieutenant - he has since been promoted to captain) Ernst distinguished himself through...
June 23, 2011 - 9:18am
December 30, 2010
Editorial: Honor Flight trips are a true inspiration
This week on the front page, we write about Everett Turnbull, a World War II veteran who took what he called the "trip of a lifetime" in October. No, he didn't go to sunny Hawaii. No, he didn't go on a week-long Caribbean cruise. He went to Washington, D.C., to see, among other...
December 30, 2010 - 9:17am