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Hastings Star Gazette
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Girl Scouts install Gaga ball pit at Pleasant Park, open house is Sept. 23
Police uncover basement marijuana grow operation
Hastings sisters launch wig boutique downtown
Former RJ’s to remain vacant
crime and courts
City of Hastings
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
Raiders girls’ soccer wins first match of the season
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
Mariah Smith joins SEAS as new youth minister
Army veteran’s painting displayed at State Fair
Civil War Weekend comes to LeDuc Historic Estate Sept. 10-11
arts and entertainment
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10,
David D. Marshall
Mary M. Thurmes, 101
Sharon Jean Carroll
Mark W. Denn, 59
Mary Kimmes, 90
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
December 21, 2010
Pawlenty seeks ag disaster in four counties
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants federal aid for farmers in four Minnesota counties after a rough weather year. In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Pawlenty Monday sought a disaster declaration for Chippewa, Renville, Wright and Freeborn counties. "A secretarial...
December 21, 2010 - 11:10am
November 29, 2010
County seeks input on new park
Dakota County is in the process of developing a new regional park, and it's looking for resident input on what to include in it. The county has a brief survey up online to take resident input. The still-in-development park is located in Empire Township, south of Rosemount and between...
November 29, 2010 - 2:23pm
November 22, 2010
(Update) Deer numbers down in Pierce County, up in west-central Wisconsin
Preliminary totals of the first two days of the gun-deer season show a slight decline in harvest totals for Pierce County but a slight uptick in harvest numbers across the west-central part of the state. According to the west-central office of the DNR, the 19-county west central...
November 22, 2010 - 1:01pm
November 11, 2010
Letter: Organ donation is the 'gift of life'
To the editor, It was with sadness that I read the obituary of Todd Olson in the Nov. 4, 2010 edition of the Hastings Star Gazette. I met Todd this past August during pulmonary rehab class at the Regina Hospital. Todd was going through transplant evaluation at the U of M hospitals...
November 11, 2010 - 2:05pm
October 12, 2010
Paddling the great river
On Sept. 14, four Boy Scout leaders set out in two canoes to paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River. "It's something I've always...
October 12, 2010 - 11:03am
October 4, 2010
Grouse collar-research program takes wing
STANLEY, N.D. -- As soon as the dog returned with the sharp-tailed grouse, it was obvious this bird was like no other we had shot. Three of us were hunting sharp-tailed grouse a week ago at the Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern North Dakota. When my Lab returned with...
October 4, 2010 - 10:55am
Northland is flush with grouse
Two weeks into ruffed grouse season, many hunters are already proclaiming it a banner year. Some hunters are finding mixed success depending on where they're hunting, but many are finding lots of birds. "This is the best grouse hunting I've seen since the '90s," said Darrell Spencer...
October 4, 2010 - 10:53am
September 17, 2010
Dazzling fall color season predicted
Mother Nature is putting more pigment in her paintbrush this fall as abundant moisture and ideal temperatures are predicted to produce a stunning...
September 17, 2010 - 8:08am
September 15, 2010
Several local orchards hurt by spring frost and summer hail
When fall rolls around, it brings with it cooler weather, changing leaves and most importantly a fresh crisp apple. "When you bite into a fresh...
September 15, 2010 - 3:05pm
September 9, 2010
Riverside Props keeps growing
Jake Lodewegen's first job came at the age of 14, so it should come as no surprise that now, the 23-year-old runs two businesses. Ten years ago, while fishing the walleye opener with family near Orr, Lodewegen and the owner of the fishing resort got to talking. When the resort owner...
September 9, 2010 - 9:01am
September 3, 2010
Working to makeover the Mississippi
Clear water - it's a mark of a healthy river, a clean river, and a river that supports all kinds of recreational use. Sections of water in and around the Mississippi River, however, aren't doing so well. There are some who are trying to change that. The Mississippi Makeover Project...
September 3, 2010 - 9:14am
August 25, 2010
Carpenter Nature Center notes: August means crisp apples and migrating birds
August in the river valley means crisp apples, migrating birds, less extreme heat and one of the best seasons to get out and enjoy nature. A 'river of birds' is now working its way down the Mississippi flyway and it is not unusual to watch hundreds of hawks flow over in a day. A record...
August 25, 2010 - 11:32am
Volunteers sought for Spring Lake Park cleanup
This weekend, volunteers will join the Hastings Environmental Protectors to clean up Spring Lake, both by boat and on land.
August 25, 2010 - 11:25am
Very muddy buddies: Race at Afton Alps featured obstacle course and mud pit
They ran about three miles each, biked three miles each, conquered five different obstacles, and before the race was over, Aaron Hagen of Hastings...
August 25, 2010 - 11:21am
August 9, 2010
Men escape after truck, trailer slide into Mississippi River at boat launch in Hastings
For good friends Randy Johnson and Jim Hunt, Monday morning was supposed to be spent floating on the St. Croix River and catching walleyes. Instead,...
August 9, 2010 - 1:06pm