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Hastings Star Gazette
Lane closures cause traffic over bridge
Bridge closure was due to construction mishap
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Hastings native makes award-winning barbecue sauce
El Mexican Restaurant will come to Hastings next month
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Hastings works to counteract downward trend in adult softball
1860s base ball exhibition held at Pioneer Park
2016 Rivertown Days tennis tournament results
Mudhens win opening round playoff game, 14-3
Jan's dancers fare well at pair of national meets
Learning the life of a famous spy
Local couple has ties to an Olympian, world record holder
‘Bruce in the USA’ rocks the Rotary Pavilion
Hastings joins national celebration of parks, recreation
Annual Antique Power Show wows attendees
arts and entertainment
Denmark Township Annual Meeting Sept 6, 2016
Della J. Saas, 81
Diane A. Olson, 73
James L. Grier, 90
Don Arnold, 88
Justin D.J. Anderson, 34
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
Editorial: Election letter policy outlined
Real Estate Showcase
April 11, 2016
Hastings graduate dies in St. Paul shooting above W.A. Frost restaurant
A Hastings High School graduate, Chase Passauer, died in a shooting in St. Paul Thursday afternoon. A Woodbury man is under arrest for the shooting,...
News/crime and courts
April 11, 2016 - 11:14am
February 17, 2016
River Valley Wedding Fair set for Feb. 21
The upcoming River Valley Wedding Fair will feature displays by more than 90 vendors, beer and wine-tastings, a fashion show and lots of opportunities to win valuable prizes. The fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Prom Center in Oakdale, Minn. Longtime...
Life/arts and entertainment
February 17, 2016 - 1:39pm
January 13, 2016
Top Hastings show choir starts its season with a clean sweep in Iowa
The 2016 Hastings High School show choir season picked up right where it left off in 2015 -- by winning. At the season’s first competition...
January 13, 2016 - 1:11pm
Former resident making waves in area fashion world
Last year, a former Hastings student earned a prestigious award. Samantha R. Crossland was named one of City Pages’ “Artists of the Year”...
October 13, 2015 - 11:13am
September 24, 2015
County board grants tax credits to Artspace development
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Dakota County Board granted essential low income tax credits to Artspace for development of the Artist’s Lofts in Hastings. Hastings city officials, together with Artspace project managers and Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPAAC) members, thanked...
September 24, 2015 - 9:33am
July 13, 2015
Edina Realty Rivertown Days medallion found — already
Well, that was quick. Just hours after it began Monday, the Edina Realty Rivertown Days medallion hunt is over. The man who found the medallion did so accidentally. It was found by Jeff Perry of Hastings. He and his girlfriend were outside of Applebee's on a walking path. They...
Life/arts and entertainment
July 13, 2015 - 3:52pm
May 22, 2015
We're No. 27! Hastings breaks through NerdWallet rankings on list of employment hotspots for millenials
Hastings has all kinds of claims to fame. The famed Spiral Bridge. Craig Kilborn graduated from high school here. Mark Steven Johnson, the man who wrote the Grumpy Old Men series, is a native. Terry Redlin lived here for a while. Now residents can add a whopper to that list. The...
May 22, 2015 - 8:35am
May 14, 2015
Landmark Hastings building stays in the family
Abra Hovgaard’s office in Hastings has been one of the city’s landmark structures since it was constructed in 1959. While Hovgaard’s runs...
May 14, 2015 - 8:58am
April 30, 2015
Hastings Citywide Garage Sale is this weekend
The annual Hastings Citywide Garage Sale is planned for this weekend, May 1-2. Most of the sales run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., but some have different times and a few begin on Thursday, April 30. The garage sale map and the listings of all the sales can be found in this week's...
April 30, 2015 - 2:21pm
Activity at Hastings Country Club is just maintenance
Recent activity at the Hastings Country Club has prompted numerous calls and emails to the Star Gazette from curious residents. According to the club's Jim Reissner, though, the activity is just routine maintenance and doesn't mean the course has been sold. "There is some grounds...
April 30, 2015 - 10:27am
April 28, 2015
The next must-have piece of furniture? Hastings resident creates the multi-purpose 'lofa'
Anyone who has lived in a small space knows that fitting furniture can be a problem, especially when dealing with large pieces like a sofa, a...
April 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
Former Hastings Mayor Lu Stoffel dies
Former Hastings Mayor Lu Stoffel died Monday, April 27. A strong Hastings activist, Stoffel served on the Hastings City Council for more than 10 years before being elected mayor in 1981. She was mayor for 10 years. She was a long-time member of the Hastings Women's Club, the...
April 28, 2015 - 9:22am
April 23, 2015
Garage sale planned to support HHS grad’s daughter
Ellorie Jacobs hasn’t had the easiest start to life. At just 16 months old, she’s already had to undergo surgery and chemotherapy, thanks...
April 23, 2015 - 3:03pm
New Trier area business specializes in auto rust repair, fabrication
What started as a part time hobby has become a full time business for rural New Trier residents Sheryl and Larry Westerhouse. Larry started...
April 23, 2015 - 9:32am
Dan’s Bar in New Trier closes temporarily for major remodel
Dan’s Bar and Grill in New Trier has closed its doors. Don’t worry, it’s only temporary. The restaurant shut down April 12 to start a major remodeling project that will give the place a whole new look. By Tuesday, the whole thing was practically stripped bare. “Everything’s...
April 23, 2015 - 9:16am