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Hastings Star Gazette
Fire damages Twin City Container in Hastings
More details released on redevelopment at former Hudson site
Longtime Hastings police officer passes away
Dakota County inmates decorate stockings for veterans
Busted Nut to close temporarily in January for repairs
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raider basketball girls pick up sixth win of the season already
Boys place third at first MEC nordic skiing meet of the year
Win over Polars gives Raider hockey girls 7-3 record
After rough start, Raider boys hockey team wins two
Hastings places second at MEC swim relays
Pitching in to help: Lee Petersen of Hastings has a rare condition that causes his vertebrae to fuse together
Campus news week ending Dec. 19
Wedding:Kristen Bernadette and Eric Kilpo
Cooking on the lefse line: Nordic tradition helps fund local organization
Carolers making their way around Hastings in horse-drawn wagon
arts and entertainment
NOTICE FOR HEARING ON ESTATE OF PATRICK DOYLE
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME ALL SWEPT UP
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME BORDER BBQ
VERMILLION TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF FILING
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITOS ON ESTATE OF MARGARET EILERS
Jack Weber, 79
Carla J. Keto, 71
William Bernard Sartor, 72
August L. "Gus" Heinold
Sophie E. "Tuddie" Riley, 91
Editorial: Thanks, sponsors, for increase in donations
Letter: Hockey event didn’t give local athletes a fair shake
Letter: Speed limit on County Road 42 should be lowered
Letter: Slavik says ‘Thanks’ to area voters
Letter: TLC of Hastings says ‘Thanks!’
Get Out! Deals
November 5, 2014
Vaughan, Braucks earn council seats; McNamara and Slavik both re-elected
The two new faces on the Hastings City Council are ready to serve. Mark Vaughan and Lori Braucks were the top vote-getters in Tuesday’s election. Vaughan received the most voters with 3,586 votes and Braucks received 2,979 votes. The other two candidates, Joanna Bayers and Ian...
November 5, 2014 - 11:23am
November 4, 2014
Healing with Love retreat is this week
Healing, forgiveness and hope will be the strong messages when St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church hosts “Healing with Love” retreat Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8. Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza and healing minister, the Rev. Richard McAlear, are presenting the...
November 4, 2014 - 10:43am
New United Way of Hastings Junior Board run by HHS students
The United Way of Hastings - Junior Board members, made up of high school students, were out and about Sunday, Oct. 26, giving back to the community by raking leaves for people in Hastings. Nine students raked for four hours. In that time, they helped at six homes and bagged more...
news / education
November 4, 2014 - 9:12am
Polls open for election today
The 2014 general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 4. Hastings area voters will cast ballots for city, county, state and federal offices. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find out where to vote, residents can visit www.sos.state.mn.us. Go to “Polling Place Finder.” Candidates...
November 4, 2014 - 8:39am
November 3, 2014
Hastings Family Service sees spike in requests for assistance
The summer months at Hastings Family Service usually see an increase in requests for assistance and a decline in donations. That was true again this year, but to a much a greater extent. Staff at HFS have seen a dramatic increase in requests for assistance. That trend continues this...
November 3, 2014 - 8:57am
October 31, 2014
'Among the Wild' - Hastings native John Storkamp featured in new adventure film
For about two weeks of his time at Hastings Middle School, John Storkamp wore the blue and gold and raced with the Hastings Raiders cross country team. When school officials caught him with drugs at school, coaches kicked him off the team and it looked like that would be the end...
October 31, 2014 - 3:04pm
Hastings Dog Park now open to the public
The newly constructed Hastings Dog Park is now open to the public. Crews had been installing fencing, clearing some of the vegetation and constructing a parking lot this fall. Some areas are still being worked on, but the east area of the park is available for use. An area specifically...
news / government
October 31, 2014 - 8:36am
October 30, 2014
Voter's guide: Dakota County Commissioner - District 1
Two candidates are vying for the Dakota County Commissioner seat in District 1, which serves Hastings, Farmington and everything in between. The candidates include incumbent Mike Slavik of Hastings and his challenger, Mark Henry of Farmington. Terms are for four years. Slavik won...
October 30, 2014 - 2:42pm
Dakota County Sheriff
Two candidates are vying to be the Dakota County Sheriff. The race is between Tim Leslie and Herb Kotek. Leslie returned our questionnaire. Kotek did not. The Star Gazette mailed Kotek a questionnaire, but it was returned in the mail. The phone number he registered with the Minnesota...
October 30, 2014 - 2:16pm
Voter's guide: United States House of Representative - 2nd District
Two candidates are vying for the United States House of Representatives seat in the 2nd District. They are Republican incumbent John Kline and his challenger, Democrat Mike Obermueller. The second congressional district includes all of Hastings, Red Wing, Northfield, Cannon Falls,...
October 30, 2014 - 2:14pm
Voter's guide: Minnesota State House of Representatives - District 58B
Two candidates are vying for the Minnesota House of Representatives seat in District 58B. They are Republican incumbent Pat Garofalo and his challenger, Democrat Marla Vagts. District 58B includes the townships of Ravenna, Marshan, Douglas, Hampton, Empire and Castle Rock (among...
October 30, 2014 - 2:08pm
Voters' guide: Minnesota State House of Representatives - District 54B
Two candidates are vying for the Minnesota House of Representatives seat in District 54B. They are Republican incumbent Denny McNamara and his challenger, Democrat Don Slaten. Both McNamara and Slaten are Hastings residents. District 54B includes Hastings, Afton, the eastern portion...
October 30, 2014 - 2:05pm
Voter's guide: Hastings city council race
There are four Hastings residents who are running for two at-large seats on the city council. Here are profiles on all four of them. To read each candidate's profile, just click his or her name. Joanna Bayers Lori Braucks Ian Martin Mark Vaughan
October 30, 2014 - 2:02pm
October 29, 2014
Great weather made Leaf for Lupus ‘best year yet’
For the sixth year in a row, Kristie Bauer and her mother and sister, with the help of Hidden Greens Golf Course, threw a big fall party for Hastings kids. Hidden Greens gathered up the fallen leaves from the course and created massive 12-foot tall piles for the kids to jump in,...
life / arts and entertainment
October 29, 2014 - 8:40am
October 24, 2014
Remembering Andrew Pollard, a 20-year volunteer member of the Hastings Police Reserves
At Andrew Pollard’s funeral on Friday, Oct. 10, several memorials decorated Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings. One of them was a photograph of Pollard in a Hastings Police Department squad car, flashing a “Peace” sign with two fingers on his right hand. Other...
October 24, 2014 - 8:36am