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Hastings Star Gazette
Apparent CO poisoning on St. Croix River leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized
After 65 years, a walk-up DQ closes in St. Paul
Precision Landscaping and Construction celebrates grand reopening
Fitness Kit pilot program in full swing at Pleasant Hill Library
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Moms on the Run race at Grandma's Marathon
HHS boys' lacrosse puts together solid season over .500
Hastings' Nick Dittrich ties for 30th at state golf tournament
HHS baseball hopes to ride improvements into next season
Hastings Hawks and Miesville Mudhens start seasons
Locals get creative with painting in the park in Hastings
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
Art's Art to be displayed at BreakAway through July 2
Class of 1947 to celebrate 70-year reunion
Photos: About 500 celebrate at Summer Kickoff
arts and entertainment
NINGER TOWNSHIP: 7/3/17 Hearing - Neuman - Minor Lot Split
District 917 Sch Bd Mtg Summary 060617
Assumed Name CDBC
Probate Marueen Myhre 17-402
Hastgs Ord. 2017-03 Amend. Sex Offenders
Jay D. Johnson, 70
Edna M. La Pean, 71
Marvin L. Chapman, 79
Francis "Fran" Woxland, 97
Gary L. Varner, 77
Viewpoint: Dayton's inability to negotiate in good faith led to Capitol chaos
Viewpoint: Climate change action starts locally
Viewpoint: Hastings would be fantastic port stop
Letters: UWH still funding 360 Communities; Thankful for dog park
Column: Tax relief, transportation funding headline legislative accomplishments
Real Estate Showcase
October 29, 2016
Rusty crayfish found in Vermillion River in Hastings, Farmington
Rusty crayfish have been discovered in the Vermillion River in Farmington and Hastings, as well as North Creek in Farmington. The invasive freshwater...
October 29, 2016 - 8:00am
October 8, 2016
Rapids Riders clear about 75 bags of trash from Vermillion River area
Rapids Riders Whitewater Club is a nonprofit club dedicated to teaching whitewater kayaking and canoing. The club uses its money to give back...
October 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 6, 2016
Ace brings live bait back to Hastings
Hometown Ace Hardware in Hastings has added a new live bait tank to its store, making it the only place in Hastings where live fishing bait is sold, according to owner Jake Morri. The tanks carry crappie minnows, fat heads, suckers and more, Morri said. The tank is a feature that...
October 6, 2016 - 2:51pm
October 4, 2016
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
SIDNEY, Neb. — Fishing and hunting equipment chain Cabela's Inc. said it agreed to be bought by Bass Pro Shops in a deal valued at $5.5 billion that will help the privately held company nearly double its store count in North America. The offer of $65.50 per share is a 19.2 percent...
October 4, 2016 - 7:00am
July 28, 2016
Boat launch access presents problems to boaters with limited mobility
When it comes to water recreation, Hastings is in prime territory. The Mississippi and St. Croix rivers provide easy access to miles of waterways....
July 28, 2016 - 8:31am
July 22, 2016
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Hastings
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MNDA) has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Hastings. Two separate confirmations have been made within the last week and a half, according to a Friday press release from the City of Hastings. A resident riding a bicycle on...
July 22, 2016 - 3:16pm
July 18, 2016
Fourth-grader acts as Carpenter Nature Center’s director for a day
Last Friday Carpenter Nature Center welcomed Charlie Vier, 10, a fourth-grader from McAuliffe Elementary, as junior director for the day. He...
July 18, 2016 - 8:29am
July 12, 2016
Minnesota water buffer maps released
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials released maps showing landowners what water needs plant buffers around it, and how deep the buffers must be....
July 12, 2016 - 11:59am
July 8, 2016
Letter: Hastings boat launch is not user friendly
To the editor, The Hastings public boat launch is not really a user friendly boat launch! It has a very nice concert approach to the water, but that’s about it. I grew up in the Hastings area enjoying the river by boat and have been doing so for over 65 years. The boat launch does...
July 8, 2016 - 10:41am
June 2, 2016
HMS students get outdoors with fishing trip
Last Thursday, about 15 Hastings Middle School students took over a cement slab in the Mississippi River just downstream of Lock and Dam No....
June 2, 2016 - 8:30am
April 29, 2016
State trooper releases bald eagle he rescued last month
On March 21, Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Paul Kingery rescued a bald eagle. The eagle had been hit by a vehicle and found its way to the...
April 29, 2016 - 4:52pm
April 20, 2016
Saturday is International Migratory Bird Day in Hastings
This Saturday, bird and nature lovers will be taking in the spring air at the Earth Day Birding Festival, which will be held at Carpenter Nature Center. They'll also be observing an international holiday at the same time: International Migratory Bird Day. On Monday, the Hastings City...
April 20, 2016 - 1:27pm
March 25, 2016
Dakota County parks will hold prescribed burns in April, May
Dakota County parks, in cooperation with Prairie Restorations and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will conduct prescribed burns throughout its parks between the end of March and May 31, as conditions allow. Burns will take place in Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Thompson...
March 25, 2016 - 9:30am
March 18, 2016
High-tech treasure hunt: State parks make geocaching available for free to visitors
With warmer weather last weekend, Afton State Park was full of people looking to fit in some outdoor activity. And for those who want to do something...
March 18, 2016 - 8:45am
March 10, 2016
Maple syrup season in full swing at CNC
It’s one of the earliest signs that spring is on its way: bags and buckets hanging from the trunks of trees, collecting a delicious harvest...
March 10, 2016 - 1:35pm