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Hastings Star Gazette
HHS grad earns highest skill award for Army medics
Residents express concern over Bahls Drive trail configuration
Dakota County changes policy on sirens
Trial delayed for man accused of killing Carrie Olson, whose body was found here last April
Dakota County honors its longtime employees
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Wrestlers begin action at state tournament
Eight Raiders qualify for state wrestling tournament
Hastings boys basketball team advances to section semifinals
Hastings girls basketball team wins share of conference title
Longtime boys hockey coach Russ Welch to retire from coaching
Longtime downtown Hastings mailman to retire this week
Hastings family operates teddy bear rescue out of their home
St. Patrick’s Day observed ... a little early SEAS and St. Joseph host traditional Irish dinners
Engagement:Corey Elizabeth Rodewald-Bohmbach and Steven Topp
Campus news week ending Feb. 27
arts and entertainment
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Editorial: Good luck, coach Russ Welch
Letter: Rivertown Lions to step away from garage sale event
Letter: Thanks for the safe new bridge
Letter: Well done Mr. Hankes
Editorial: Change of course is another broken promise at UMORE
Get Out! Deals
Washington County buys land to complete Point Douglas Trail link
Anyone who has ever ridden a bicycle along Highway 10 to the Point Douglas Beach knows that ride can be sketchy, if not downright dangerous at times. But that trip will be just a little easier in a year or two, thanks to a new trail planned in Washington County. At its Jan. 13...
January 28, 2015 - 2:59pm
July 7, 2014
Four peregrine falcons hatched in Hastings
A handful of people have taken great interest in one of Hastings’ newest families. A pair of peregrine falcons has taken up residence in a box built just for them on the bluff north of the Mississippi River, and the pair has produced four healthy chicks. The box was installed...
July 7, 2014 - 8:49am
April 10, 2014
DNR adds two miles of trout fishing along Vermillion River
Local anglers who want to stick close to home for the April 12 stream trout opener will have nearly two additional miles of shoreline to explore as a result of acquisitions made by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Dakota County. Half a mile north of Dakota County...
sports / outdoors
April 10, 2014 - 10:27am
August 16, 2013
Letter: County is fortunate to have such amazing parks
To the editor, A very special compliments and gratitude to Hastings Star Gazette for their recent striking article and colorful photos of Spring Lake Park’s rolling hills with wild flower patches of golden yellow daisies and various blossoms bedecked in yellow’s complimentary...
opinion / letters
August 16, 2013 - 8:47am
July 1, 2013
Hastings youth catches two trophies in one trip
As the son of an avid outdoorsman, 11-year-old Aaron Steding of Hastings has caught more than his share of fish already. But never has he had success like he had on a recent trip to Sturgeon Lake in Ontario, Canada. Aaron caught a 43-inch long 19-pound northern pike while fishing...
sports / outdoors
July 1, 2013 - 3:47pm
June 26, 2013
Raiders take 2nd at state trapshooting tournament
The newest letter sport at Hastings High School is now one of the school's most successful sports. At the state trapshooting tournament two weekends ago, the top Hastings team placed second. Hastings also had the state champion, Brendan McCabe, who earned the honors of Top Gun. All...
sports / high school
June 26, 2013 - 1:32pm
March 13, 2013
Cabela's releases rendering of Woodbury store, announces builder
Officials on Wednesday released a rendering of what the proposed 85,000 square-foot Woodbury Cabela's store will look like. Log construction, stonework and wood siding will greet customers at the store, slated for a fall 2014 opening, according to a news release. The outdoors store...
news / business / outdoors
March 13, 2013 - 10:19am
January 15, 2013
Cabela's announces plans for Woodbury store in 2014
A major outdoor sporting goods retailer announced Tuesday it will be opening an 85,000 square-foot store in Woodbury. According to a news release, Cabela's - a national hunting and fishing retailer - plans to open its fourth Minnesota store in Woodbury's Tamarack Village Shopping...
news / outdoors / business
January 15, 2013 - 4:13pm
September 6, 2012
16-year-old Hastings girl catches 375-pound halibut in Alaska
During her 16 years on earth, Kate Curtis hasn't caught a lot of fish. The ones she has caught, though, have certainly been memorable. In August, while in Alaska on a family vacation, Curtis caught what may be her last fish - an 88-inch, 375-pound halibut. While it was fun, the...
news / outdoors / sports
September 6, 2012 - 1:27pm
June 30, 2012
UPDATED: Victim found; search ends for Minnesota man drowned near Prescott
Three days after he fell from a courtesy dock in Prescott, the body of a Minnesota man was found just a short distance away from where he disappeared in the St. Croix River. A citizen noticed the body of Merriett M. Maul Jr., 65, and called authorities. Investigator Doug Ducklow...
news / outdoors / accidents
June 30, 2012 - 9:41am
October 12, 2011
Fight against Asian carp comes to Hastings
Governor Mark Dayton put his pen to work in the fight to keep Asian carp out of Minnesota waters. On Sept. 12, he documented an action plan to keep the fish at bay. The plan gives the state's executive agencies authority to take action in seven ways. Among them is one that hits close...
news / outdoors
October 12, 2011 - 10:43am
July 8, 2011
Hastings Sand Coulee expands
It's not easy to find an area of untouched land these days, especially so close to the metro. Before Europeans settled in Dakota County, the majority of the land here was covered in prairie. Today there are only small bits of that prairie left intact; of those areas, only pieces are...
news / outdoors
July 8, 2011 - 8:38am
May 20, 2011
Anglers have mixed reactions to what carp would mean here
Hastings anglers have mixed feelings about the potential threat Asian carp pose to our local rivers. Nobody seems happy that the potential barrier for preventing the fish from moving upstream is likely to be built in Coon Rapids, leaving Hastings-area rivers with no protection. That...
May 20, 2011 - 7:00am
Anglers say $22 million fish ladder in Red Wing will just make it easier for carp to get upstream
Hastings angler Corey Waller expressed frustration with a fish ladder that is going to be part of a major construction project on Lock and Dam No. 3 in Red Wing. The Army Corps of Engineers has begun work on a $70 million project planned there to improve navigation safety and the...
May 20, 2011 - 7:00am