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Hastings Star Gazette
September is Drive the Great River Road Month
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
Corn maze a nod to first responders
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
crime and courts
City of Hastings
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
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
Hastings Tires Plus owner drives fast for ChumpCar races
Utecht to visit Hastings with copies of his new book
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
Mariah Smith joins SEAS as new youth minister
arts and entertainment
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
David D. Marshall
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
July 28, 2016
Boat launch access presents problems to boaters with limited mobility
When it comes to water recreation, Hastings is in prime territory. The Mississippi and St. Croix rivers provide easy access to miles of waterways....
July 28, 2016 - 8:31am
July 22, 2016
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Hastings
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MNDA) has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Hastings. Two separate confirmations have been made within the last week and a half, according to a Friday press release from the City of Hastings. A resident riding a bicycle on...
July 22, 2016 - 3:16pm
July 18, 2016
Fourth-grader acts as Carpenter Nature Center’s director for a day
Last Friday Carpenter Nature Center welcomed Charlie Vier, 10, a fourth-grader from McAuliffe Elementary, as junior director for the day. He...
July 18, 2016 - 8:29am
July 12, 2016
Minnesota water buffer maps released
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials released maps showing landowners what water needs plant buffers around it, and how deep the buffers must be....
July 12, 2016 - 11:59am
July 8, 2016
Letter: Hastings boat launch is not user friendly
To the editor, The Hastings public boat launch is not really a user friendly boat launch! It has a very nice concert approach to the water, but that’s about it. I grew up in the Hastings area enjoying the river by boat and have been doing so for over 65 years. The boat launch does...
July 8, 2016 - 10:41am
June 2, 2016
HMS students get outdoors with fishing trip
Last Thursday, about 15 Hastings Middle School students took over a cement slab in the Mississippi River just downstream of Lock and Dam No....
June 2, 2016 - 8:30am
April 29, 2016
State trooper releases bald eagle he rescued last month
On March 21, Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Paul Kingery rescued a bald eagle. The eagle had been hit by a vehicle and found its way to the...
April 29, 2016 - 4:52pm
April 20, 2016
Saturday is International Migratory Bird Day in Hastings
This Saturday, bird and nature lovers will be taking in the spring air at the Earth Day Birding Festival, which will be held at Carpenter Nature Center. They'll also be observing an international holiday at the same time: International Migratory Bird Day. On Monday, the Hastings City...
April 20, 2016 - 1:27pm
March 25, 2016
Dakota County parks will hold prescribed burns in April, May
Dakota County parks, in cooperation with Prairie Restorations and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will conduct prescribed burns throughout its parks between the end of March and May 31, as conditions allow. Burns will take place in Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Thompson...
March 25, 2016 - 9:30am
March 18, 2016
High-tech treasure hunt: State parks make geocaching available for free to visitors
With warmer weather last weekend, Afton State Park was full of people looking to fit in some outdoor activity. And for those who want to do something...
March 18, 2016 - 8:45am
March 10, 2016
Maple syrup season in full swing at CNC
It’s one of the earliest signs that spring is on its way: bags and buckets hanging from the trunks of trees, collecting a delicious harvest...
March 10, 2016 - 1:35pm
February 24, 2016
DNR reports bighead carp caught on Minnesota River
A bighead carp was caught by a commercial angler last week on the Minnesota River near New Ulm, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The 25-pound male fish is the first bighead carp and second invasive carp confirmed in the Minnesota River. A grass carp was...
February 24, 2016 - 1:19pm
September 11, 2015
They made it! Luke Kimmes and canoers arrive in the Arctic
After more than eight months, wild weather and Canadian wildfires, Luke Kimmes and his five fellow canoers have reached the Arctic. Kimmes,...
September 11, 2015 - 11:56am
August 6, 2015
Deputies rescue horses stuck in the mud at Whitetail Woods
Dakota County Sheriff’s deputies, park rangers, DNR staff and others conducted a three-hour rescue operation Wednesday afternoon to free three...
August 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
January 28, 2015
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