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Hastings Star Gazette
Downtown construction extends to Third Street
Hastings resident completes advocacy, leadership training
Five Hastings homes receive Heritage Preservation Awards
Afton resident wins Pulitzer for reporting of Southeast Asian fishing industry with AP
HHS sends sobering message to students
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Boys lacrosse: Raiders storm back with lopsided 16-1 win over Polars
Trapshooting: HHS holding firm in trapshooting standings
Girls golf: Hastings edges Henry Sibley in dual meet at Emerald Greens, 208-211
Baseball: Raiders come back to beat Pioneers, 3-2
Tennis: Raiders earn share of MEC championship
All Saints music event draws large crowd
Hastings Sings – on the radio
Community will honor, remember those who served the country May 30
Kirk Doffing shows improvement
‘Stay Young at Heart’ activities planned for Wednesday, May 25
arts and entertainment
Tara Jahnke, 36
Kathleen A. Cognetta , 71
Tracy Anderson, 50
Gwen M. Peterson, 61
Letter: Thanks to police, fire, EMS workers
Editorial: Mock crash is a reminder for students and adults
Letter: Blood drive was successful
Letter: Act now to reduce ‘extra’ business property tax
Editorial: HMS play deserves a big audience
Real Estate Showcase
April 19, 2013
Hastings interim administrator Mesko Lee is council pick for city's top job
After interviewing three "very strong" candidates for Hastings' new city administrator Friday morning, the Hastings City Council voted to advance Melanie Mesko Lee forward in the hiring process. Mesko Lee is the city's current interim administrator and formerly was the city's assistant...
April 19, 2013 - 3:00pm
April 18, 2013
Weapon accidently fired at gun show in Hastings
During a gun show Saturday afternoon at the National Guard armory in Hastings, a handgun was accidently fired. Nobody was injured. During the show, a vendor was showing a customer a handgun. The customer asked the vendor how to disassemble or field strip the weapon. The vendor inserted...
April 18, 2013 - 1:00pm
April 7, 2013
Intoxicated man arrested for child endangerment after his 2-year-old son found walking barefooted in Hastings
A Hastings man was arrested Sunday afternoon after his 2-year-old son was found walking barefooted near 15th and Vermillion streets. At about 3 p.m. Sunday, Hastings police received a call that a 2-year-old boy was wandering around without supervision. The boy was carrying two bottles...
April 7, 2013 - 8:42pm
April 5, 2013
Identity of skeletal remains found along Vermillion River confirmed
The skeletal remains of a body found in Hastings on Jan. 15 have been identified. The remains are those of Diane Kusick, a Hastings woman who was seen jumping into the Vermillion River in July 2011. Kusick was seen by several bystanders entering the river above the falls. She then...
April 5, 2013 - 8:41am
March 29, 2013
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
March 27, 2013
Hastings man charged with assaulting 11-month-old child
A 22-year-old Hastings man, Steven Edward Dale Wiltermuth remains in the Dakota County Jail after being charged with one felony count of assault in the first degree (great bodily harm) on an 11-month-old child. Hastings Police had been contacted March 16 by a Hastings woman who...
crime and courts / News
March 27, 2013 - 2:47pm
March 21, 2013
Hastings homeowner wakes up, finds wet drunk man sleeping on his couch
At 8:14 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, a caller in the 300 block of Cari Park Lane reported that he awoke to find an intoxicated man sleeping on his couch. The drunk man was thrown out of the home, but he then proceeded to start banging on the door of the home. Officers arrived and spoke...
March 21, 2013 - 8:28am
March 13, 2013
Missing Hastings woman found alive in Oklahoma
A Hastings woman missing since mid-December was located safe and sound in Oklahoma on Saturday. Nikole Sherry, 24, was found by officers in Marlow, Okla. "She came to the attention of law enforcement because of apparent concerns for her wellbeing," Hastings Chief of Police Paul...
March 13, 2013 - 11:05am
February 28, 2013
Flower-bombed: Hastings artist creates smiles with mobile flower displays
When he lived in Chicago, Hastings artist David Cook created sculptures that fit the city's industrial nature. It was moody, haunting and even...
News / events
February 28, 2013 - 9:01am
14-year-old arrested after joyride in Hastings
Hastings police responded to a hit-and-run incident at Hastings Middle School at 2:57 p.m. A driver reported his truck had been damaged while he was inside the school. A witness provided the suspect vehicle's license plate to police, which showed the vehicle had been stolen from an...
February 28, 2013 - 8:56am
February 20, 2013
Man returns to Hastings home at 1:30 a.m., finds it damaged, begins drinking then calls police four hours later
The interior of a trailer on Radford Road was destroyed. Holes were punched in the drywall and the kitchen was destroyed. An estimated $1,000 in damage was done to the trailer. The caller reported he found the damage when he returned home at 1:30 a.m. He called police at 5:50 a.m....
February 20, 2013 - 2:14pm
February 5, 2013
Man drives truck into open water on Lake Isabel in Hastings at about 4 a.m.
A truck partially sunk on Lake Isabel in Hastings early Monday morning. Apparently a man had been out for a leisurely drive on the lake when...
February 5, 2013 - 10:26am
January 31, 2013
Search continues for missing Hastings woman
The search continues for a missing Hastings woman, last seen leaving Regions Hospital in St. Paul six weeks ago. Nikole L. Sherry, 24, left...
January 31, 2013 - 9:01am
January 16, 2013
Body found near Vermillion River in Hastings
A body was found along the Vermillion River in Hastings on Tuesday afternoon. The body was found near 10th and Progress streets by an outdoorsman...
January 16, 2013 - 4:30am
January 9, 2013
Fire engulfs trailer home near Hastings Civic Arena
A fire was reported in Hastings at about 8 a.m. Wednesday. The fire charred a mobile home on 27th Street East near the Hastings Civic Arena. The...
January 9, 2013 - 8:20am