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Hastings Star Gazette
Downtown construction extends to Third Street
Hastings resident completes advocacy, leadership training
Five Hastings homes receive Heritage Preservation Awards
Afton resident wins Pulitzer for reporting of Southeast Asian fishing industry with AP
HHS sends sobering message to students
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Boys lacrosse: Raiders storm back with lopsided 16-1 win over Polars
Trapshooting: HHS holding firm in trapshooting standings
Girls golf: Hastings edges Henry Sibley in dual meet at Emerald Greens, 208-211
Baseball: Raiders come back to beat Pioneers, 3-2
Tennis: Raiders earn share of MEC championship
All Saints music event draws large crowd
Hastings Sings – on the radio
Community will honor, remember those who served the country May 30
Kirk Doffing shows improvement
‘Stay Young at Heart’ activities planned for Wednesday, May 25
arts and entertainment
Tara Jahnke, 36
Daniel T. Condon
Nicholas Jon Ahlgren, 32
Letter: Thanks to police, fire, EMS workers
Editorial: Mock crash is a reminder for students and adults
Letter: Blood drive was successful
Letter: Act now to reduce ‘extra’ business property tax
Editorial: HMS play deserves a big audience
Real Estate Showcase
October 4, 2010
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...
outdoors / sports
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...
News / outdoors
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...
outdoors / Family / Food / Life
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...
business / outdoors
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...
outdoors / News
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.
News / outdoors
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...
News / outdoors
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,...
News / outdoors
August 9, 2010 - 1:06pm
August 5, 2010
Officials consider fish passageway at Lock and dam in Red Wing
Since the construction of U.S. Lock & Dam No. 3 near Red Wing, only the strongest fish have been able to force their way past the dam's gates. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan, however, proposes a first-of-its kind project for the upper Mississippi River: a passageway for other...
News / outdoors
August 5, 2010 - 9:07am
July 22, 2010
Petition asks to let wolf population expand across U.S.
A national environmental group is asking the federal government to keep Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the Great Lakes and Rocky Mountains until wolves have returned across much more of the U.S. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition Tuesday with the...
July 22, 2010 - 9:40am
Hunting season set for sandhill cranes
Minnesota will hold its first-ever sandhill crane season this fall, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday. The season will open Sept. 4, the same day as the early goose season. The regular waterfowl season opens at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2. A Youth Waterfowl Hunting...
July 22, 2010 - 9:37am
July 15, 2010
Black bear and cub reunite in Ely
An Ely black bear and her cub have reunited after 1½ months apart. Researchers Sue Mansfield and Lynn Rogers of the North American Bear Center confirmed to the News Tribune on Monday that Lily and her 5-month-old cub, Hope, reunited Sunday after the mother wandered into the cub's...
July 15, 2010 - 11:41am
July 1, 2010
Dramatic Lake of the Woods rescue saves man trapped in the cabin of capsized boat
For awhile Monday afternoon, Lake of the Woods County Sheriff Dallas Block thought authorities were going to be dragging the bottom of Lake of the Woods for a body. Instead, a team effort between local resorts and authorities from as far away as Roseau, Minn., resulted in the dramatic...
July 1, 2010 - 2:19pm
June 23, 2010
Baby 'loopers theory leads to a big laker on Superior
Don Zirbes knows when it's time to catch big lake trout. It's always a few days after the little Kamloops rainbows are stocked along the North...
June 23, 2010 - 9:17am