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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
March 25, 2016
Dakota County parks will hold prescribed burns in April, May
March 25, 2016 - 9:30am
March 18, 2016
The Afton State park geocache is pictured here. Among the items inside was a little toy car. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)play button
High-tech treasure hunt: State parks make geocaching available for free to visitors
March 18, 2016 - 8:45am
March 10, 2016
Maple syrup starts out as clear sap that drips out of maple trees. At Carpenter Nature Center, it’s collected on the tree in metal buckets.  (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)play button
Maple syrup season in full swing at CNC
March 10, 2016 - 1:35pm
February 24, 2016
DNR reports bighead carp caught on Minnesota River
February 24, 2016 - 1:19pm
September 11, 2015
Luke Kimmes proudly shows off a pike. (Submitted photo)
They made it! Luke Kimmes and canoers arrive in the Arctic
September 11, 2015 - 11:56am
August 6, 2015
Rescuers had to build a plywood platform for a horse that got stuck on its side in the mud at Whitetail Woods Wednesday afternoon.
Deputies rescue horses stuck in the mud at Whitetail Woods
August 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
January 28, 2015
Washington County buys land to complete Point Douglas Trail link
January 28, 2015 - 2:59pm
July 7, 2014
One of the peregrine falcon chicks is pictured during a special bird banding last Wednesday, June 18.  (Star Gazette photos by Katrina Styx)
Four peregrine falcons hatched in Hastings
July 7, 2014 - 8:49am