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November 24, 2016
As part of "Free Park Friday" Sibley State Park near New London will offer a free guided hike -- or snowshoe walk depending on trail conditions -- from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving. (Forum News Service photo)
Take a hike: Free admission Friday to all Minnesota State Parks
November 24, 2016 - 10:00am
November 17, 2016
The new segment of the Mississippi River Regional Trail is now open, stretching between Schaar's Bluff and Spring Lake Regional Park just west of Hastings. (Star Gazette photos by Katrina Styx)play button
Mississippi River Regional Trail segment opens at Spring Lake Park
November 17, 2016 - 8:25am
November 14, 2016
Trevor Russell, right, is the author of the State of the River report, which assesses the health of the Mississippi River. He is pictured with Lark Weller of the National Park Service. (Submitted photo)
‘State of the River’ report comes to Schaar’s Bluff Nov. 15
November 14, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 29, 2016
Rusty crayfish found in Vermillion River in Hastings, Farmington
October 29, 2016 - 8:00am
October 8, 2016
This year’s cleanup was one of the biggest ever, with volunteers coming from Wisconsin to help out. (Submitted photo)
Rapids Riders clear about 75 bags of trash from Vermillion River area
October 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 6, 2016
Ace brings live bait back to Hastings
October 6, 2016 - 2:51pm
October 4, 2016
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
October 4, 2016 - 7:00am
July 28, 2016
Although the city’s public boat launch has a number of accessible parking spaces, the boat launch itself is difficult for people with mobility issues to use. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Boat launch access presents problems to boaters with limited mobility
July 28, 2016 - 8:31am
July 22, 2016
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Hastings
July 22, 2016 - 3:16pm
July 18, 2016
Charlie Vier, 10, and Jennifer Vieth at the Carpenter Nature Center. (Star Gazette photo by Michelle Wirth)play button
Fourth-grader acts as Carpenter Nature Center’s director for a day
July 18, 2016 - 8:29am
July 12, 2016
The state buffer map shows waterways in the Hastings area that require buffers. (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources map)
Minnesota water buffer maps released
July 12, 2016 - 11:59am
July 8, 2016
Letter: Hastings boat launch is not user friendly
July 8, 2016 - 10:41am
June 2, 2016
Maggie Corum, left, and Jake Page wait for a bite. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
HMS students get outdoors with fishing trip
June 2, 2016 - 8:30am
April 29, 2016
Minnesota State Trooper Paul Kingery prepares to release the same eagle he found a month ago. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Hill)
State trooper releases bald eagle he rescued last month
April 29, 2016 - 4:52pm
April 20, 2016
Saturday is International Migratory Bird Day in Hastings
April 20, 2016 - 1:27pm