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Hastings Star Gazette
HHS grad earns highest skill award for Army medics
Residents express concern over Bahls Drive trail configuration
Dakota County changes policy on sirens
Trial delayed for man accused of killing Carrie Olson, whose body was found here last April
Dakota County honors its longtime employees
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Wrestlers begin action at state tournament
Eight Raiders qualify for state wrestling tournament
Hastings boys basketball team advances to section semifinals
Hastings girls basketball team wins share of conference title
Longtime boys hockey coach Russ Welch to retire from coaching
Longtime downtown Hastings mailman to retire this week
Hastings family operates teddy bear rescue out of their home
St. Patrick’s Day observed ... a little early SEAS and St. Joseph host traditional Irish dinners
Engagement:Corey Elizabeth Rodewald-Bohmbach and Steven Topp
Campus news week ending Feb. 27
arts and entertainment
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Editorial: Good luck, coach Russ Welch
Letter: Rivertown Lions to step away from garage sale event
Letter: Thanks for the safe new bridge
Letter: Well done Mr. Hankes
Editorial: Change of course is another broken promise at UMORE
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March 25, 2014
Number of mortgage foreclosures in Minnesota dropped 34 percent in 2013
In Minnesota the number of mortgage foreclosures decreased by more than a third in 2013 from the previous year. There was even better news in Dakota County. In 2013, there were 11,834 foreclosures in Minnesota, down 34 percent from 2012 with the decrease being balanced between the...
March 25, 2014 - 10:56am
SEAS honors a parent and two students
Sarah Heil Brenny is a big fan of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. When her family moved to Hastings, her three sons, Noah, Isaiah and C.J., were enrolled in the school. “I’m a huge supporter,” she said. Last week, the school honored her because of her family’s donations...
news / education
March 25, 2014 - 10:26am
March 21, 2014
Senate tax bill on hold for a day
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Tax cuts may come to those who wait. Democrats who control the Minnesota Legislature were fired up and ready to cut taxes Thursday, but Senate Republicans refused to allow a $432 million tax-cut bill come up for a vote, saying...
March 21, 2014 - 8:51am
March 19, 2014
Stopped for theft, suspect charged for drugs
A 22-year-old Hastings woman, Tiffany Kay Hanna, has been charged with controlled substance crime in the fifth degree (possession) and theft ($500 or less) after the vehicle she was in was stopped for a possible theft connection. According to the complaint, Inver Grove Heights...
news / crime and courts
March 19, 2014 - 1:43pm
County, landowners reach agreement over land at Spring Lake Park
In a closed meeting Tuesday, March 18, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners reached an agreement in the condemnation case with the Drews/Mauch families on the terms informally agreed to by County and Drews/Mauch families’ representatives late last week. The settlement will be...
news / region
March 19, 2014 - 1:26pm
Dakota County charges decrease by 4 percent in 2013; Hastings shows decrease of 22 percent
The number of adults charged with felonies in Dakota County in 2013 decreased about 4 percent compared to the number charged in 2012. And it was even better news for the City of Hastings as the numbers decreased from 117 to 87, or about a 25 percent decrease for the same time period. The...
news / region
March 19, 2014 - 8:28am
Flint Hills refinery announces $300 million project
The Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery announced on Wednesday its plans to pursue a pair of projects that it says will help maintain the long-term viability of its business and benefit the environment. The projects include a new combined heat and power (CHP) system that...
news / business
March 19, 2014 - 8:24am
March 6, 2014
Updated: Fire engulfs Hastings home, does significant damage
A Hastings home at 15th and Forest streets sustained significant damage from a fire Saturday morning. The fire was reported by residents at 11:07 a.m. Two of the home’s three residents were inside at the time of the fire. No one was injured. The fire is believed to have started...
March 6, 2014 - 9:37am
February 27, 2014
School District 200 prepares to cut $1.5 million from its budget
Ten years ago, almost 5,000 students were enrolled in Hastings School District 200. Today there are 4,539, and the numbers are projected to continue declining for the next 10 years. This, of course, is not good news as the student enrollment numbers are tied closely with revenues...
news / education
February 27, 2014 - 2:29pm
Family gets hearing: Hearing is set for the area family that is fighting Dakota County over its land
The Hastings-area landowners who are fighting Dakota County over their land near Spring Lake Park earned a small victory last week. In court here, the family was granted a right to an evidentiary hearing, set for March 11. That gives the family some time to further prepare its...
news / region
February 27, 2014 - 2:27pm
February 24, 2014
Suspects sought in pair of weekend robberies in Hastings
Hastings Police are seeking the public's help in identifying suspects from two robberies in Hastings over the weekend. It appears as though the two incidents are related. On Friday night at about 6:30 p.m., the Hastings Tobacco Store at 1769 Market Blvd. was robbed at knife-point....
news / crime and courts
February 24, 2014 - 11:10am
February 20, 2014
Hastings graduate dies from carbon monoxide poisoning while fishing in Wyoming
Steven McConnell, a 1974 graduate of Hastings High School, died Monday in a tragic carbon monoxide accident while ice fishing with his 17-year-old son Matthew in Wyoming. Matthew also died in the accident. McConnell is the son of Tom and Phyllis McConnell of Hastings. "It has...
February 20, 2014 - 1:37pm
Battle over land heats up: Homeowners are fighting Dakota County, which wants their land along Spring Lake
Hastings-area landowners are locked in what has become a bitter fight with Dakota County over their property. The county is planning to take the property by using a process called quick take condemnation by March 31. The landowners, meanwhile, are doing everything they can to stop...
news / government
February 20, 2014 - 8:13am
February 14, 2014
Submit your birth announcements directly to the Star Gazette
Dear new mothers and fathers, We’d like to spread the good news about your recent arrival, and we’re hoping you’ll take a minute or two to write us an email with details about your baby. We’re also hoping you can pass along a photo, too. We offer these announcements at no...
life / celebrations
February 14, 2014 - 2:28pm