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Hastings Star Gazette
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
Hastings great Bob McNamara dies
Medallion finders to donate $500 prize to church youth group
Bighead and silver carp discovered in Pool 2 of Mississippi River
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
Amateur Baseball: Angels' bats outmatch Mudhens
Little Log House Antique Power Show is this weekend
Root beer float party planned for Thursday
Hastings man presents paper in Norway
Samantha Kent advances to state competition in September
Campus news week ending 7/25
arts and entertainment
Lorraine F. Metzger, 78
Carla P. Reichenberg, 86
Raymond J. Feidt, 85
Mary "Betty" Schmitt, 87
Rita Ann Welshons, 86
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Letter: Downtown needs store that attracts the average resident
Letter: Kline deserves rank as worst congressman
Editorial: Passing of Bob McNamara is sad news for Gophers fans
Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
July 15, 2014
Drainage problems turn Hastings park to swamp, residents say
Last Monday evening, news came to the Hastings City Council that there was a major problem with one of the city parks. Last year, crews spent the summer in Conzemius Park, repairing the ravine area and parts of the park itself to address flooded streets and homes in the area during...
news / government
July 15, 2014 - 9:41am
July 14, 2014
Hastings to Oslo, Norway: An unexpected journey
It began last year in Mr. Lutz’ history class. One of the projects was a “Job Shadow,” where a student spent some time with someone who had a job that the student was interested in possibly making a career. Roman Polishchuk was in that class. Roman was the 17-year-old Ukrainian...
news / education
July 14, 2014 - 9:03am
July 11, 2014
Hastings native speaks out for brain health
On June 25, Hastings native Ben Utecht appeared before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging to testify about his personal experience with...
July 11, 2014 - 3:32pm
Candidate forum is set for July 24
HastingsHappenings. co is sponsoring a Hastings City Council Candidate forum from 7 p.m. to 8:30p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 400 Ninth St. W. Invited to participate are the six City Council at-large candidates – Joanna Bayers, Lori Braucks, Blaine...
July 11, 2014 - 8:53am
July 10, 2014
Billy Steele of Sounds of Blackness will be here
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church plans special Rivertown Days services July 20 By Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer email@example.com Composer, musician, member of two nationally-recognized groups and ordained minister Billy Steele (and Friends) will lead the...
news / region
July 10, 2014 - 10:53am
July 8, 2014
Man drowns at Point Douglas Beach
A 40-year-old West St. Paul man drowned in the St. Croix River at Point Douglas Beach Sunday. Juan Gabriel Diaz was the victim. According to information provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, witnesses saw Diaz go under the water while he was swimming from the swim...
July 8, 2014 - 9:18am
July 7, 2014
Suicide awareness float in Rivertown Days parade
This summer, Hastings is filled with opportunities to publicly remember and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. Suicide awareness has become a priority for many organizations, and this year the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) will be sponsoring a suicide awareness...
July 7, 2014 - 9:19am
Four peregrine falcons hatched in Hastings
A handful of people have taken great interest in one of Hastings’ newest families. A pair of peregrine falcons has taken up residence in a box built just for them on the bluff north of the Mississippi River, and the pair has produced four healthy chicks. The box was installed...
July 7, 2014 - 8:49am
July 3, 2014
Flood crest is seventh highest on record
The Hastings riverfront was a popular spot last week, despite several signs warning people to stay back. Extensive rainfall throughout the state poured into the Mississippi River, swelling its banks to unusual heights in Hastings. The flood crested Friday at 19.1 feet, making it...
July 3, 2014 - 10:28am
Cooking Channel host visits Hastings
Hastings got a taste of celebrity this week. Mo Rocca, the host of the Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli," has been in town to film an episode of the show. A Hastings resident and her Icelandic cooking will be featured on the show. Mo Rocca and his film crew spent...
July 3, 2014 - 10:23am
July 2, 2014
Reward offered for information regarding Hastings shooting
A reward is now being offered for information which can lead the arrest of a person(s) responsible for the death of Jason Charles Reuter. The Hastings Police Department is seeking additional information from the public in last week’s murder of Reuter. Reuter was shot and killed...
news / crime and courts
July 2, 2014 - 3:34pm
New mission trip program set for July 26-Aug. 3
Twenty Hastings area students and five chaperones are planning a new mission trip this summer. From July 26 to Aug. 3, they will be in the Dominican Republic as part of Servant Road – Serving Others, Changing Lives. The previous Mission Mexico board of directors connected with...
news / education
July 2, 2014 - 9:06am
Future of Hastings Country Club is uncertain
The future of the Hastings Country Club is up in the air. A number of factors have hurt the club in the past year, according to Jim Reissner, who is the chairman of the club’s executive steering committee. “We had a larger than expected drop in membership at the end of last...
news / business
July 2, 2014 - 8:30am
Attorneys file civil suit against St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese on behalf of altar boy raped by Hastings priest
Attorneys on Wednesday, July 2, filed a civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on behalf of a former altar boy, alleging that a longtime priest raped the boy inside the priest's bedroom at a southeastern Minnesota rectory. John Doe 110,...
news / crime and courts
July 2, 2014 - 8:21am
July 1, 2014
Flood was major downtown attraction last week
The Hastings riverfront was a popular spot this past week, despite several signs warning people to stay back. Extensive rainfall throughout the state poured into the Mississippi River, swelling its banks to unusual heights in Hastings. The flood crested Friday at 19.1 feet, making...
July 1, 2014 - 1:50pm