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Hastings Star Gazette
Rescue crews save man who nearly went over Vermillion River Falls
Drought, hard winter suspected in death of Industrial Park trees
Downtown project moves into final design: Council approves general scope of the Riverfront Renaissance project
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
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
California artist in shantyboat stops in Hastings during Mississippi River tour
Campus news ending week of Aug. 1
HHS grad takes alternate route to teaching career
Artist's launch expedition in shantyboat on Mississippi River, stop in Hastings
Human rights documentary was shown at library
arts and entertainment
Sharon Ann Parkin, 75
Harry E. Borg, 73
Scott W. Taylor, 97
Chris E. Illa, 49
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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
Letters to the editor
May 10, 2013
Letter: Legislators should vote 'Yes' for gay marriage
To the editor, The state legislature will soon vote on a bill that would expand the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples. We hope our legislators will vote yes. We've been married for over 53 years. In that time together we have walked with one another through the ups and...
May 10, 2013 - 9:38am
Letter: Come audition for Annie!
To the editor, Certain experiences are game changers. Your life was going in one direction; suddenly it is going in another. Sometimes these experiences are thrust upon us and we get no choice. Other times, we have an opportunity presented to us that we should not let slip by. When...
May 10, 2013 - 9:31am
Letter: Klobuchar and Franken should not support legal status for illegal immigrants
To the editor, It is truly shameful that our Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are supporting legal status for criminal Mexican illegals. At a time when unemployment among American teenagers is near a record high of 25 percent, extra income is badly needed at many Minnesota households....
May 10, 2013 - 9:15am
May 3, 2013
Letter: Thanks for helping with 'Lanes for Life'
To the editor, Thank you to our family, friends and all who participated in the 4th Annual "Lanes for Life" fundraiser in memory of our daughter Lauren Marie. The event was held on April 20 at Treasure Island Extreme Bowl and was a great success, with more than 80 participants joining...
May 3, 2013 - 8:36am
April 26, 2013
Letter: Kline should vote 'No' on CISPA
Alleged conservative John Kline has voted to take away more of our Fourth Amendment freedoms by voting to pass CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. CISPA encourages internet service providers to provide the government with your emails, browsing history and other...
April 26, 2013 - 8:38am
April 5, 2013
Letter: A letter about fathers and daughters
Editor's note: An anonymous Hastings resident brought this letter into our offices at the Star Gazette recently. It was simply signed, "Dad." "If only a dad could shoulder all his daughter's pain, he would. But, he can't, so he must teach her to be strong enough to shoulder it herself. "If...
April 5, 2013 - 8:35am
March 29, 2013
Letter: Residents are responsible for their own vehicles
To the editor, As citizens we have a duty to our fellow neighbors. This is where the term civic duty originates. While I may personally feel bad that certain citizens' vehicles may have been lawfully ticketed and towed based on them not knowing about a snow emergency, even the one...
March 29, 2013 - 8:35am
March 22, 2013
Letter: Go see Black Dirt Theater's 'Resurrection'
I had the opportunity to attend Black Dirt Theater's production of The Sound of Music" last summer. Up until that time, I thought of community theater as a chance for amateurs to have some fun on the stage, resulting in performances high on enthusiasm but low in quality. My experience...
March 22, 2013 - 8:00am
March 8, 2013
Letter: Thanks for all the help with the TLC baby shower
To the editor, On behalf of Hastings TLC I'd like to thank the community for their amazing love and support at our recent Baby Shower at Hope Glen Farm. Thanks for the gifts, donations and show of support, we are truly grateful for you. Thank you also to Michael and Paula...
March 8, 2013 - 8:47am
February 15, 2013
Letter: 'A gun is an inert object that cannot act on its own'
To the editor, Oh how the media jumps on anything they can sensationalize. Well, I guess that is what creates more sales for the media. Gun control is at the forefront currently. My heart goes out to the families of Sandy Hook for their loss of the small children and the heroic...
February 15, 2013 - 9:01am
February 8, 2013
Letter: Go see 'I do, I do'
To the editor, Go see I do! I do! We did! We did! Wonderful, wonderful! Wayne and Trish Thompson Hastings
February 8, 2013 - 8:49am
Letter: What is to be done with snow and ice?
To the editor, I would like to know who is responsible for enforcing the City Code § 90.04 ice and snow on public sidewalks. Can a business or homeowner be fined if they are not properly cleared within the 48 hours? There are many areas along 15th Street, Pine Street and other...
February 8, 2013 - 8:48am
Letter: Minnesotans' gun rights under threat
To the editor, All of you gun owners who voted to re-elect Katie Sieben last November may soon be deeply regretting your decision if she and her DFL colleagues have their way. The DFL-controlled legislature is now hoping to ram through the Minnesota Gun Violence Prevention Act, a...
February 8, 2013 - 8:46am
February 1, 2013
Letter: Politics should not decide approach with deficit
To the editor, Politics should not decide how to deal with the federal deficit. Politicians have a way of confusing the issues with their own agendas. There are practical solutions that don't include slashing programs and raising taxes in the short term. The problem with making...
February 1, 2013 - 9:11am
January 25, 2013
Letter: Evansen is deserving of honor
To the editor, We were happy to view the paintings and read your article about Andy Evansen on the front page of the Jan. 17 issue of the Star Gazette. He deserves to be a member of the Plein Air Painters of America. We came to know Andy at least 10 years ago when we saw some of...
January 25, 2013 - 9:04am