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Hastings Star Gazette
Hastings construction projects set to begin this year
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Raiders marching band to host first-ever post-season show Oct. 2
September is Drive the Great River Road Month
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Boys’ soccer goes 2-1 over the week
HHS girls’ soccer goes 1-1-1 in busy week
Raiders girls’ swimming takes second at home meet
Raiders football shutout by South St. Paul Packers
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
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
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
David D. Marshall
Letter: Political party roles have reversed
Letter: Council candidates express thanks
Letter: In support of Lisa Leifeld
Letter: In support of Tony Nelson
Letter: Angie Craig’s latest TV commercial
Real Estate Showcase
July 28, 2008
Two Harbors family embarks on high-tech treasure hunt
NEAR TWO HARBORS -- Twelve-year-old Owen Cruikshank strides purposefully along the cobblestone beach of Lake Superior. He checks the GPS unit he holds in one hand. "Three hundred fifty-one feet," Owen announces. Owen is leading his dad, Dan Cruikshank, and two siblings -- Rosie,...
July 28, 2008 - 12:00am
July 25, 2008
Call for Minnesota's first walleye stamp designs
Calling all wildlife artists: Time to think "fish." The state has a new DNR-sponsored wildlife art contest. Move over, trout and salmon, migratory waterfowl, wild turkey and pheasant - it's walleye time! Entries will be accepted Oct. 13-24. It all started when the Minnesota Legislature...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
July 21, 2008
It's been a tough summer so far for Lake Superior charter captains
Charter fishing captain Peter Dahl snugged his boat, the "Hooker Too," into its berth at the Waterfront Plaza Marina on Monday afternoon. In his cooler lay seven lake trout that his clients had caught that day on Lake Superior. The largest was a 10-pounder, and the anglers had thrown...
July 21, 2008 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
California wildfires delay reopening of Apostle's Manitou Island
Wildfires in California are delaying the reopening of Manitou Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It was closed in early July because of an overly familiar bear. Park officials hoped to put staff time into "aversion training" with the bear to encourage it to stay away...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
July 14, 2008
Kayak lady closes in on paddling all 1,007 Itasca County lakes
NEAR BIGFORK, Minn. -- Here she comes now, leaning into her work, dragging her kayak through a remnant trail among the popple. Mary Shideler, better known as The Kayak Lady, is on a mission for Lake No. 909. Already, Shideler has paddled her hand-built kayak on 908 of the 1,007...
July 14, 2008 - 12:00am
July 8, 2008
Duluth man will participate in TransPacific Yacht Race
In a couple of weeks, Eric Thomas will be a speck in the Pacific Ocean aboard his 30-foot sailboat, the Polar Bear. He'll be about 1,000 miles from the coast of California and another 1,000 or so from the Hawaiian Islands. Alone. He will be the first participant from Duluth to...
July 8, 2008 - 12:00am
July 3, 2008
Fishing for sturgeon? Make sure you have appropriate equipment
Late-season lake sturgeon harvest on Minnesota/Canada border waters opens Tuesday and continues through Sept. 30, according to a Department of Natural Resources news release. A sturgeon tag is required to harvest a sturgeon, but anglers may fish catch-and-release without a tag. Sturgeon...
July 3, 2008 - 12:00am
July 1, 2008
Baby woodpeckers change construction plans
In early June, just before construction began on a segment of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail through Gooseberry Falls State Park, Park Manager Paul Sundberg and a co-worker noticed a pileated woodpecker nest in a birch tree. It was directly in the path of the new trail. Sundberg spoke...
July 1, 2008 - 12:00am
June 30, 2008
Crazy about loons
Loons are faring well in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Minnesota's loon population is estimated at about 12,000, the most loons of any state in the Lower 48. The population is stable to slowly increasing, said Carrol Henderson, nongame wildlife program supervisor for the Minnesota Department...
June 30, 2008 - 12:00am
June 25, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, June 25, 2008
Heading for the lake?
June 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Bemidji couple first in state to finish geocaching challenge
In honor of Minnesota's Sesquicentennial, state parks collaborated in setting up the Minnesota State Park Geocaching History Challenge. Out of the thousands of registered geocachers in Minnesota, Cindy and Allan Habedank of Bemidji, Minn., took on the challenge and were the first...
June 25, 2008 - 12:00am
June 23, 2008
View of Lake Pepin is worth a million bucks
LAKE CITY -- It costs about $15 to pitch a tent at Hok-Si-La park. At that rate, Steve Prigge figures he's gotten his money's worth, considering the park's stunning campsite views of Lake Pepin. For 34 years, the Winona man and a group of relatives and friends have congregated...
June 23, 2008 - 12:00am
June 16, 2008
Twin Ports residents find the fun in outrigger canoeing
We're humming now. The 40-foot sliver of yellow cleaves the water of the Duluth harbor. Six of us paddle in perfect synchrony. A stroke almost every second. "Hut!" cries Diane Kivisto of Superior from Seat Four. We finish that stroke and all shout "Ho!" on the following stroke....
June 16, 2008 - 12:00am
June 13, 2008
Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic launches in Bemidji
Since the Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic opened in 2001, the tournament has donated more than $250,000 to local nonprofits. Last year, the tournament raised more than $45,000 divided among Special Olympics, Bemidji, Minn., Youth Hockey, Fishing Has No Boundaries, Let's Go Fishing,...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
Recent rain won't stop attempt to break ATV parade record
Recent bad weather won't spoil an attempt by the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota to break a record in the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday. The record they hope to break, the world's longest all-terrain vehicle parade, is 1,138 consecutive ATVs set in 2006...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am